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Rock Hudson dated Lee Garlington in the past, but they broke up in 1965. Rock Hudson dated Lee Garlington for 3 years. Rock Hudson is now deceased.

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Rock Hudson

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: recognized as a romantic leading man during the 1960s and 1970s

Age: 59 (11/27/1925 - 10/2/1985)


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Lee Garlington

Other - Other

Why Famous: Ex-Boyfriend of Rock Hudson

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Lee Garlington's Relationships (1)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1962 3 years
Broke Up 1965 --
 Total3 years

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"He was a sweetheart. I adored him. He was the biggest movie star in the world, and the rumors were that he was gay. So I thought, 'Let me get an eye on him.' I stood outside his cottage on the Universal lot, pretending to read Variety, which was probably upside down at the time. He walked out and down the street. He looked back once. That was it. I think he had me checked out. I was scared to death. Of course, he was 6-foot-4, a monster. He offered me a beer, but nothing happened. Literally. I was too scared. He said, 'Well, let's get together. I'd come over after work, spend the night and leave the next morning. I'd sneak out at 6 a.m. in my Chevy Nova and coast down the street without turning on the engine so the neighbors wouldn't hear. We thought we were being so clever. Nobody in their right mind came out. It was career suicide. We all pretended to be straight. Once we met Paul Newman and his wife at a premiere. He looked at me and smiled. I just read in his face that maybe he knew Rock and I were together. We kind of laughed about it. He wasn't paranoid." Lee Garlington 4/2015
"In a drawer on a side table were pictures of me with no shirt on. She didn't find them, but it shook him up. He realized he was vulnerable. He put gates on the house after that. Rock had no pretense. He was always casual. He liked to wear chinos and moccasins around the house and hang around and watch television. We'd go on road trips and sometimes he wouldn't tell the studio where he was going. Rock was always himself. He would plant a kiss on a leading lady and I would say, 'Geez, he does that to me the same way.' That was always a giggle on my part. I remember we were getting ready to go somewhere and he said, 'Let me show you how to shave properly. He showed me how to take the razor and go down your face at an angle so it cuts better. One of the reasons we went our own way was because in a way I wanted a father figure and he was not strong enough. Rock wasn't a real strong personality. He was a gentle giant." Lee Garlington 4/2015
"I was shocked. AIDS killed everybody in those days. I called up the people taking care of him, but they said he was so sick that he wouldn't know who I was and it was best to remember him how he had been before. I broke down and cried. I just lost it. He said his mother and I were the only people he ever loved. I had no idea I meant that much to him." Lee Garlington 4/2015

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