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Rochelle Hudson

Rochelle Hudson

Highest Rated: 93% She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Lowest Rated: 85% Les Miserables (1935)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1916

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Rochelle Hudson was initially forced into acting by her determined mother, but seemed to warm to it with little effort. Hudson's mature personality made her an easy sell for RKO studios, but while the studio loved the actress, they weren't sold on her age. Fearing that no one would recognize a minor as a viable romantic lead, the studio added two years to her age and claimed she 17, a smart move on their part, as it turns out. Hudson starred in dozens of pictures throughout the 1930s and é40s, most famously as Cosette in "Les Miserables." An interesting character both on and off the set, Hudson wound up marrying four times over the course of her 55 years, and the actress's relationship history became nearly as mythic as her filmography. While married to her second husband, the Disney storyline department head Harold Thompson, Hudson actually engaged in various espionage missions for the U.S. military, as she and Thompson posed as a vacationing family in Mexico. Hudson would marry two more times after her divorce from Thompson, but the acting work kept coming in steadily. Though never receiving much attention from critics, Hudson turned in memorable roles in such classics as the original teen-angst drama "Rebel Without a Cause." She died of pneumonia in 1972, but Hudson's name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame proclaims her rightful place among the movie industry's brightest stars.

Highest rated movies

93% Rebel Without a Cause
93% She Done Him Wrong
89% Strait-Jacket
88% Imitation of Life
88% Wild Boys of the Road
85% Les Miserables

Photos

WOMAN-WISE, Rochelle Hudson, in a black antelope hat with silk fringe, 1937, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright BORN RECKLESS, Rochelle Hudson, 1937, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE COUNTRY BEYOND, Rochelle Hudson, 1936, ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE, from left, Rochelle Hudson, director Norman Foster, strolling on the Fox lot, 1938, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE, Rochelle Hudson, 1938, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE, Rochelle Hudson, 1938, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE, Rochelle Hudson, 1938, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright POPPY, Rochelle Hudson, 1936 POPPY, Rochelle Hudson, 1936 POPPY, Richard Cromwell, Rochelle Hudson, 1936 REUNION, Rochelle Hudson, 1936, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright REUNION, Rochelle Hudson, 1936, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright REUNION, Rochelle Hudson, 1936, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright REUNION, Rochelle Hudson, 1936, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright WAY DOWN EAST, Rochelle Hudson, 1935, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, Richard Cromwell, Rochelle Hudson, 1935, TM and copyright ©Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved GIRLS UNDER 21, Ruth Robinson, Tina Thayer Rochelle Hudson, 1940 BORN RECKLESS, from left, director Malcolm St. Clair, Rochelle Hudson, Brian Donlevy, en route to the sound stage, 1937, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BABIES FOR SALE, Rochelle Hudson (2nd right), 1940 IMITATION OF LIFE, Rochelle Hudson, Claudette Colbert, 1934

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 11% Blood Suckers Helen Spalding (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return From the Past Helen Spalding (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 61% The Night Walker Hilda (Character) - 1964
89% 67% Strait-Jacket Emily Cutler (Character) - 1964
93% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Judy's Mother (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Liner Amy Winthrop (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Cargo Margo Delgado (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bush Pilot Hilary Ward (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rubber Racketeers Nikki (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Broadway Sherry Baker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 73% Meet Boston Blackie Cecelia Bradley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Officer and the Lady Helen Regan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 0% Island of Doomed Men Lorraine Danel (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babies for Sale Ruth Williams (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Under 21 Frances White Ryan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convicted Woman Betty Andrews (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Konga, the Wild Stallion Judith Hadley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride of the Navy Gloria Tyler (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Is the Judge Justine West (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 36% Mr. Moto Takes a Chance Victoria Mason (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Bengal Joan Lattimore (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rascals Margaret Adams (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Reckless Sybil Roberts (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman-Wise Alice Fuller (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Had to Eat Ann Garrison (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 57% Poppy Poppy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Old Man Cynthia Sampson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Music Goes 'Round Susanna Courtney (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion Mary MacKenzie (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Country Beyond Jean Alison (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy Loretta Martin (Character) - 1935
85% 86% Les Miserables Cosette (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 72% Curly Top Mary Blair (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 20% Way Down East Anna Moore (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 67% Life Begins at 40 Adele Anderson (Character) - 1935
88% 85% Imitation of Life Jessie Pullman (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harold Teen Lillian "Lillums" Lovewell (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 0% Bachelor Bait Cynthia Douglas (Character) - 1934
88% 76% Wild Boys of the Road Grace (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Skitch Emily Skitch (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Girl The Girl (Character) - 1933
93% 52% She Done Him Wrong Sally (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Love Gwendolyn (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 68% The Penguin Pool Murder Parker's Telephone Operator (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Rockies Betty Allen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Highway Mary Ellen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are These Our Children? Mary (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Renee Lamson (Guest Star) 1961