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Rock Hudson

1925 - 1985

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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, he had a screen career spanning more than three decades. A prominent heartthrob in 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 12,761,818 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Rock Hudson is the 204th most popular actor (down from 168th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from United States (down from 327th in 2019) and the 98th most popular American Actor.

Rock Hudson was an American actor who was most famous for his role in the TV series "Dynasty."

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  • 68.31

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  • 60

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  • 4.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rock Hudson ranks 204 out of 9,996Before him are Russell Crowe, Dolph Lundgren, Paulette Goddard, Antonio Banderas, David Suchet, and Faye Dunaway. After him are David Carradine, Kathy Bates, Kurt Russell, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner, and Jeff Bridges.

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Among people born in 1925, Rock Hudson ranks 23Before him are B.B. King, Jorge Rafael Videla, Carlos Castaneda, Audie Murphy, Jack Lemmon, and Peter Sellers. After him are Giorgio Napolitano, Frantz Fanon, Angela Lansbury, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Boulez, and Maya Plisetskaya. Among people deceased in 1985, Rock Hudson ranks 12Before him are Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, László Bíró, and Simone Signoret. After him are Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, Jean Dubuffet, Simon Kuznets, Lon Nol, and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 371 out of 18,182Before him are Ed Gein (1906), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Calvin Klein (1942), J. P. Morgan (1837), Paulette Goddard (1910), and Faye Dunaway (1941). After him are Charles Francis Richter (1900), Jay Leno (1950), Jennifer Lopez (1969), George Herbert Mead (1863), Dan Brown (1964), and Zachary Taylor (1784).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 98Before him are Christopher Walken (1943), Robert Forster (1941), Jack Lemmon (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), Paulette Goddard (1910), and Faye Dunaway (1941). After him are David Carradine (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), and Jeff Bridges (1949).

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