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December 5, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Marc Christian MacGinnis, who won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the estate of his ex-lover, actor Rock Hudson, after convincing a jury Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS, has died. He was 56. Known as Marc Christian, he died of pulmonary problems June 2 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The details were confirmed Friday by his sister, Susan Dahl, who said she did not publicly announce his death earlier because of her brother's wish for privacy.
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March 6, 2014 | Kenneth Turan
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. " But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is that watching it calls forth another, quite different selection of descriptors as well: vulnerable, insecure, even fragile. As directed by Chiemi Karasawa, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is less an examination of the long career of the gifted performer with the big personality who first appeared on Broadway in 1944 than a snapshot of her as she approached her 87th birthday, still as much in love with performing as ever and wondering how long she can keep it up. The most engaging thing about the feisty Stritch, and what any film that spent time with her couldn't help but capture, is her candid sense of humor, her willingness to say anything as long as it is the truth.
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November 14, 2011
What did Rock Hudson do for a living before he became a movie star? He was a truck driver.
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August 10, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Laurence Olivier was among the world's most accomplished actors, but he wasn't a big enough star. That was the consensus of Paramount honchos in 1965, when director John Frankenheimer was planning his eighth feature, the science fiction thriller "Seconds," and wanted the esteemed Brit in the lead role. What might at first have seemed like executive-suite folly led to an inspired instance of counterintuitive casting: Rock Hudson, Hollywood's reigning romantic-comedy dreamboat, in what is unquestionably one of the darkest studio movies ever made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1985
Please allow me space in your paper to vent my anger regarding the recent publicity surrounding Rock Hudson. What have people come to when we allow the media to think we have to hear each and every private detail of a person's personal life? Rock Hudson has given us all so many happy hours, enriched our lives, as do all the "stars" with their talents. How do we thank them? We wait till they are ill or old or dead, and then devour them and cast them aside. PATRICIA SUMNER Hope, British Columbia
NEWS
October 9, 1985
A private memorial for Rock Hudson will be held at the actor's Beverly Hills home Oct. 19, it was announced this morning. Chen Sam, spokeswoman for Elizabeth Taylor who was a friend of the actor who died of AIDS, said the service will "celebrate and share memories of Rock Hudson." About 150 people will attend by invitation only, Sam said. The guest list was not disclosed.
NEWS
August 25, 1985
Actor Rock Hudson was released from UCLA Medical Center, where he has been treated since July 30 for complications of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Hospital officials said Hudson, 59, was in fair condition and had improved slightly since his arrival. But, a hospital press release said, Hudson will require continual medical care. Hudson reportedly planned to convalesce at his Malibu beach house.
NEWS
June 18, 1987
The 2.5-acre Beverly Hills home of actor Rock Hudson, who died of AIDS in October, 1985, was purchased today for $2.89 million by a private trust that outbid a Japanese firm by $140,000. Alan Watenmaker, representing the newly formed Beverly Crest Trust, declined to reveal the names of the new owners but said the home will continue to be used as a private residence. Agents for U.S. Kurasawa provided no counterbid at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court and left immediately after the hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990
A federal judge in Los Angeles has absolved Rock Hudson's insurance company--Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.--of liability in a $14.5-million judgment awarded by a jury last year to the late actor's lover. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima, who made the ruling on Monday, found that Aetna does not have to pay any part of the award because Hudson never told Marc Christian that he had AIDS.
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April 5, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock Hudson's former lover filed a $23-million libel suit Wednesday, claiming that he is falsely portrayed in a new book on the late actor as "a criminal, a thief, an unclean person, a blackmailer, a psychotic, an extortionist, a forger, a perjurer, a liar, a whore, an arsonist and a squatter." The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Marc Christian, who last year won $5.
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August 10, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Dale Olson, an elder statesman of the Hollywood publicity corps whose assignments over a four-decade career included representing Rock Hudson during the last months of the actor's struggle with AIDS, died Thursday of complications of liver cancer. He was 78. Olson, who lived in the Hollywood Hills, died at a nursing facility in Burbank, said his spouse, Eugene Harbin. A savvy promoter of Oscar-worthy movies, Olson helped craft campaigns for stars such as Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969)
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January 5, 2012 | Susan King
Along with Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day was one of the iconic actresses of the 1950s and '60s. But nearly 40 years ago, she left Hollywood behind and moved to Carmel after her CBS sitcom "The Doris Day Show" left the airwaves after five seasons. She brought out a few albums, did a series with animals from Carmel ("Doris Day's Best Friends," from 1985-86), and appeared in a PBS special on her life in 1991. But just a few months shy of her 90th birthday, she is back in the limelight.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011
What did Rock Hudson do for a living before he became a movie star? He was a truck driver.
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March 18, 2010 | By Susan King
Time seems to fly by faster every year. That's why it's so hard to believe that the intense film adaptation of Tom Clancy's Cold War thriller " The Hunt for Red October," starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. You can join in the commemoration Thursday as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council presents a screening of a new 35-millimeter print at the Linwood Dunn Theater. After the movie, film historian and author Eric Lichtenfeld will talk with crew members.
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December 5, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Marc Christian MacGinnis, who won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the estate of his ex-lover, actor Rock Hudson, after convincing a jury Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS, has died. He was 56. Known as Marc Christian, he died of pulmonary problems June 2 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The details were confirmed Friday by his sister, Susan Dahl, who said she did not publicly announce his death earlier because of her brother's wish for privacy.
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November 12, 2009 | Patrick Pacheco
If the life story of Rock Hudson were to ever make it onto the big screen, Cheyenne Jackson would have to be a leading candidate to play the matinee idol. Not only does the 6-foot-4, 220-pound actor resemble the man who defined "tall, dark and handsome" for decades, Jackson has parlayed a retro charm into a career that has now reached a new peak. He's hit the trifecta with a starring role in the Broadway hit revival of "Finian's Rainbow," the release of "The Power of Two," an acclaimed new CD with standards maestro Michael Feinstein, and a multi-episode story line on "30 Rock."
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September 9, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
Army Archerd, a prolific reporter who chronicled the personal and professional lives of Hollywood stars and moguls for more than half a century from his columnist's perch at Daily Variety, and rocked the entertainment world when he announced in 1985 that actor Rock Hudson was suffering from AIDS, has died. He was 87. According to Variety's website, Archer died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical of a rare form of mesothelioma, "a cancer thought to be the result of his exposure to asbestos in the Navy during WWII."
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March 31, 2009 | Myrna Oliver
Monte Hale, one of the last of Hollywood's celluloid "singing cowboys" and a founder of what is now the Autry National Center of the American West, has died. He was 89. Hale had been in failing health and died Sunday of age-related causes at his home in Studio City, according to a statement from the Autry National Center. In the 1940s, Hale was a top B-western box office draw, right along with Roy Rogers, Eddie Dean and Hale's friend Gene Autry.
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