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How Rock Hudson's Dying Wish Changed the World

How Rock Hudson's Dying Wish Changed the World

Originally posted 04/22/2015 07:10AM

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Doris Day On Saying Goodbye to Rock Hudson: 'I Was In Tears'

Doris Day On Saying Goodbye to Rock Hudson: 'I Was In Tears'

Originally posted 04/18/2015 03:35PM

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The Last Days Of Rock Hudson

The Last Days Of Rock Hudson

Originally posted 04/18/2015 03:50AM

At 6'4" with a dimpled smile and a a sweet sexiness that left a generation of women swooning, Rock Hudson was at the perfect Hollywood leading man, ruling the box office with in the 1950's and 60's with movies like Giant and Pillow Talk Yet behind the easy charm he had a secret: Hudson was gay, something that most Americans only discovered with the actor's death on October 2, 1985. "It was career suicide to reveal you were gay ," says his one time boyfriend Lee Garlington.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Emotional Secret Visit to Rock Hudson Before He Died

Elizabeth Taylor's Emotional Secret Visit to Rock Hudson Before He Died

Originally posted 04/17/2015 02:35PM

Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor became close friends (and drinking buddies) after they starred together in Giant in 1956, but they grew even closer in the final months of Hudson's life after he was diagnosed with AIDS.

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New Secrets of Rock Hudson's Heartbreaking Battle with AIDS

New Secrets of Rock Hudson's Heartbreaking Battle with AIDS

Originally posted 04/16/2015 04:55PM

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Rock Hudson's 'True Love' Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

Rock Hudson's 'True Love' Speaks: How We Kept Our Gay Life Secret

Originally posted 04/15/2015 08:00AM

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Doris Day Is 90 – And Lookin' Great!

Doris Day Is 90 – And Lookin' Great!

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.

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Tapes Prove Rock Hudson's Wife Confronted Him About Being Gay

Rock Hudson Was Confronted By Wife About His Sexuality

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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