Rock served with the U.S. Navy as a mechanic during World War Two.
Rock's birthstone is topaz.
Rock was a Scorpio.
Rock was born in the Chinese year of the Ox.
Rock's name is a combination of the Rock of Gibralter and the Hudson River.
After his death, Rock's ashes were scattered at sea.
Rock was voted number 28 in the Empire magazine "100 Sexiest Movie Stars" list.
After leaving school, Rock took a job at the Post Office.
During World War 2, Rock served in the Navy as an aeroplane mechanic.
Rock's father was a car mechanic and his mother was a telephone operator.
Rock was 6'4" tall.
Rock was named by his agent.
Rock appeared in Giant alongside James Dean. It was James Dean's last film role
In his debut film, he took 38 takes to deliver his only line.
His parents divorced in 1929.
His agents were so eager to ensure the secrecy of his homosexuality that they arranged for him to be married. It ended in divorce
He is probably best known for appearing in three films with Doris Day, Lover Come Back, Pillow Talk and Send Me No Flowers.
Underwent emergency quintuple heart bypass surgery to relieve severely clogged coronary arteries, and began smoking again at the hospital immediately after the operation. Conseqently he was very frail during the filming of The Ambassador.
After his death his long-time lover Marc Christian successfully sued his estate, again calling attention to the homosexuality Rock had hidden from most throughout his career.
In 1956 he received an Oscar nomination for Giant and two years later Look magazine named him Star of the Year.
Rock: I love to smoke. I keep hoping someone will discover it's a healthy habit because the smoke kills all the germs in your system. I love to drink, and I hate exercise. I don't mind going out on the side of a hill and chopping down a tree, but I hate organized exercise. I built a gym in my house but I never use it. I don't even like to walk through it.
Rock: Someone asked me once what my philosophy of life was, and I said some crazy thing. I should have said, how the hell do I know?
Rock: I have no philosophy about acting or anything else. You just do it. And I mean that. You just do it. However, I can say that with ease after thirty-five years.
Rock: I can't play a loser - I don't look like one.
Rock: Why don't you put that in the headline: 'He Only Did Three With Doris!' Set a lot of people straight.
Rock: I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself
Rock Hudson: I like to work with new actors; it's sort of a little game I have with myself. I love to watch them, to see what they do, what they come up with, if they're inventive. Their ideas may not work all the time, but it's important that they have something more than an ability to memorize lines.
Rock Hudson: Fright is one of the worst things in the world. I've been plenty frightened at times, like when I was in an automobile accident, a head-on collision. I remember I was so frightened my hands wouldn't work. A terrible feeling, like a disease you can't control. I don't like things I can't control.
Rock Hudson: I had to overcome the name Rock. If I'd been as hip then as I am now, I would have never consented to be named Rock.