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16 Photos of Rock Hudson's Suave Life

Esquire Logo By Alex Aronson of Esquire | Slide 1 of 17: The life of Hollywood actor Rock Hudson was one of glamour and success, but it didn't come without a fair share of hardships, and not to mention, it certainly didn't happen overnight. The actor, who blossomed as a result of the old Hollywood studio system, appeared in dozens of hit films and television shows including, Magnificent Obsession (1954), I Love Lucy (1955), Giant (1956), Pillow Talk (1959), and Dynasty (1984-1985). In February of 1960, at the height of his movie stardom, Hudson cemented his status as a Hollywood legend when the Academy Award-nominated actor was honored with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But what's the story behind the star? Let's take a peek behind the camera to explore the life of one of the silver screen's most legendary players.

The life of Hollywood actor Rock Hudson was one of glamour and success, but it didn't come without a fair share of hardships, and not to mention, it certainly didn't happen overnight. The actor, who blossomed as a result of the old Hollywood studio system, appeared in dozens of hit films and television shows including, Magnificent Obsession (1954), I Love Lucy (1955), Giant (1956), Pillow Talk (1959), and Dynasty (1984-1985). In February of 1960, at the height of his movie stardom, Hudson cemented his status as a Hollywood legend when the Academy Award-nominated actor was honored with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But what's the story behind the star? Let's take a peek behind the camera to explore the life of one of the silver screen's most legendary players.

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