Thursday, March 19, 2009

Matinee Man: Rock Hudson

Ever heard of Winnetka, Illinois? Yeah, we hadn’t either, but apparently it’s where Home Alone was filmed. It was also the birthplace of Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. Ring a bell? Maybe you’ll recognize his stage name: Rock Hudson.

Hudson made 70 films, including many comedies with his most famous co-star Doris Day, and managed to reign in the 60’s and 70’s as Hollywood’s romantic leading man despite being one of the most notorious gay stars on the market. Sexual orientation is neither here nor there when it comes to looks, though, so feast your eyes on today’s Matinee Man: Rock Hudson.
With Doris Day

Apparently, he looked his best on the phone?

Hudson did get married, presumably to keep speculation of his personal life to a minimum. The union with Phyllis Gates lasted a whopping three years (1955-1958).

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