Re-blogging on the 37th anniversary of Rock Hudson’s death – the “shot heard ‘round the world.”
On July 16th, 1985, Hollywood star Rock Hudson (born Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr.) appeared at a press conference on Doris Day’s ranch in Carmel, California, to promote Day’s new TV cable show. The once-virile and muscular actor had not been seen publicly for a number of months, and his gaunt and frail appearance with Day, his former movie co-star, was shocking to the nation. He was a shadow of his former matinee idol self, and his speech…
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Still a very powerful piece on a very powerful moment. Way to go, Bruce. Thanks for bringing that back nudging us to remember one mo’ time. That shot is still reverberating around the world, too.
Hi Bruce: I remember reading this post awhile ago but it was definitely worth re-reading. It’s a shame that it took a celebrity with ties to the POTUS at the time to start kicking butt.
Thanks, trebordraw! 😎 Took me a while to figure out who you were. 🤓