03:48 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/03/2014 08:20AM
She lit up movie screens and record charts in the '40s, '50s and '60s, and – as she turns 90 on April 3 – Doris Day remains one of America's Sweethearts.
Originally posted 06/07/2013 11:15AM
While today it is common knowledge that '50s screen heartthrob Rock Hudson was gay, in his Hollywood heyday his studio, Universal, went to great lengths to project his image of what was then considered an all-American man.
The actor's agent, Henry Willson, even went so far as to arrange for Hudson to marry Willson's secretary, Phyllis Gates. While Hollywood insiders knew the true nature of the union, apparently – according to newly released transcripts from the archives of a private detective hired by Gates – Mrs. Rock Hudson also suspected as much and confronted her husband about it.
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