Produced on November 17, 1925, in Winnetka, Illinois, Rock Hudson started his profession as a heartthrob, recognized widely for his good looks. Critics recognized his playing ability in Giant (1956), which likewise starred heavy hitters Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. In 1984, Hudson was diagnosed with AIDS. The next year, he became among the very first stars to reveal both his homosexuality and AIDS analysis. Hudson was the very first major star to die from an AIDS-associated sickness, on October 2, 1985, at age 59, in Beverly Hills, California.
When Hudson was age 8, his mom, Katherine Wood, remarried as well as the performer chose the surname of his stepfather, Wallace Fitzgerald. Growing up, Hudson failed to shine academically, but had a certain charm that made him popular among classmates.