One Year. One year of diligent focused efforts, in 1947, handing out his headshot to agents all over Hollywood would land Rock Hudson in the hands of talent scout Henry Willson.
On a contract with Warner Bros. and no acting background to speak of, Rock Hudson would gain a role in Fire Squadron ( 1948). So impressed with Rock as a force of nature, Universal Pictures then bought out the Warner Brothers contract, and acquired Rock Hudson for themselves, giving him acting lessons, and stardom. Giant with Elizabeth Taylor would give him a lifelong friendship, and a nomination for best actor.
Rock Hudson is TCM’s June Star of the Month. Try not to let the melodrama of Rock’s secret personal life ruin the impressive man, and acting ability he brought to the screen.