Rock Hudson
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"Rock Hudson" was an American actor. Although he was widely known as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s, notably in romantic comedies opposite Doris Day, Hudson is also recognized for dramatic roles in films such as Giant (1956 film)/Giant and Magnificent Obsession (1954 film)/Magnificent Obsession. In later years, he found success in television, starring in the popular mystery fiction/mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty (TV series)/Dynasty.

Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favorite Leading Man, and similar titles by numerous film magazines. The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m.) tall actor was one of the most popular movie stars of his time. He completed nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson died in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.

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