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Rock Hudson has been divorced from Phyllis Gates since August 13, 1958. They had been married for 2.8 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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Phyllis Gates

Entertainment - Other

Why Famous: Ex spouse of Rock Hudson

Age: 80 (12/7/1925 - 1/4/2006)


Phyllis Gates' Relationships (1)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1954 --
Engaged n/a --
Married 11/9/1955 2.8 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce 04/1958 --
Divorced 8/13/1958 --
 Total4.7 years

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Where and/or how did Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates meet?

They met while she was working as a secretary to the Hollywood talent agent Henry Willson.

Why did Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates break up?

Following a brief honeymoon, the marriage began to disintegrate. They separated following rumours of his infidelity, while on location in Italy for the film A Farewell to Arms in 1957. These were confirmed by a close friend of hers, who also revealed to her that the individual Hudson had the affair with was a man, and the couple were divorced in 1958.

Other Relationship Information about Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates:

It is generally accepted that the marriage was arranged by Hudson's agent in an attempt to prevent press revelations that Hudson was gay. Gates later stated that she was not complicit in the deception and did not know Hudson was gay when they married. However, after her death, press articles appeared saying she was a lesbian who was complicit in the deception. Following a brief honeymoon, the marriage began to

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