Rock Hudson

1925 - 1985

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of his time, Hudson's screen career spanned four decades. A prominent heartthrob of the Golden Age of Hollywood, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rock Hudson has received more than 9,377,084 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 171st most popular actor.

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  • 9.4M

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  • 67.42

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rock Hudson ranks 170 out of 8,832Before him are Harvey Keitel, Kevin Costner, Melina Mercouri, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Fonda. After him are Giulietta Masina, John Hurt, Jane Birkin, Martin Sheen, Dianne Wiest, and Diane Keaton.

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Among people born in 1925, Rock Hudson ranks 22Before him are Lee Van Cleef, Carlos Castaneda, Mikis Theodorakis, Audie Murphy, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Giorgio Napolitano. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Jack Lemmon, Peter Sellers, Simon van der Meer, and Angela Lansbury. Among people deceased in 1985, Rock Hudson ranks 12Before him are Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, Charles Francis Richter, and Dian Fossey. After him are László Bíró, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Simone Signoret, Lon Nol, Simon Kuznets, and Philip Larkin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 336 out of 12,171Before him are Anton LaVey (1930), Steve Wozniak (1950), Hugh Hefner (1926), Peter Fonda (1940), Sydney Pollack (1934), and Glenn Miller (1904). After him are Calvin Klein (1942), Robert Johnson (1911), William S. Burroughs (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Martin Sheen (1940), and Paul Auster (1947).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 86Before him are Nick Nolte (1941), Harvey Keitel (1939), Kevin Costner (1955), Angelina Jolie (1975), Bradley Cooper (1975), and Peter Fonda (1940). After him are Martin Sheen (1940), Dianne Wiest (1946), Diane Keaton (1946), George Clooney (1961), Sandra Bullock (1964), and David Carradine (1936).