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Rochelle Hudson Overview:

Actress, Rochelle Hudson, was born on Mar 6, 1916 in Oklahoma City, OK. Hudson died at the age of 55 on Jan 17, 1972 in Palm Desert, CA .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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acting career spanned four decades

By Art on Mar 7, 2016 From Classic Cinema Gold

, born March 6, 1916 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was a film and television actress whose career spanned four decades from the 1930s through the 1960s. She was named a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931 along with future Hollywood stars Joan Blondell, Constance Cummings, Frances Dee, and Anita Lo... Read full article


Actress and Spy:

By Emma on Mar 13, 2014 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

Named as one of the hopeful starlets predicted for Hollywood stardom in the 1931 WAMPAS’s roll call, overcame her chorus girl roles and bit parts to become a leading lady with a long and distinguished career. But her legend includes more than acting successes with stints helpin... Read full article


Actress and Spy:

By Emma on Mar 13, 2014 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

Named as one of the hopeful starlets predicted for Hollywood stardom in the 1931 WAMPAS’s roll call, overcame her chorus girl roles and bit parts to become a leading lady with a long and distinguished career. But her legend includes more than acting successes with stints helpin... Read full article


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Rochelle Hudson Quotes:

Mr. William Watts: [introducing] Miss Summers, uh, Miss Douglas.
Allie Summers: Oh, yes. You're the little girl on the front desk, aren't you?
Cynthia Douglas: Yes. I've taken your application many times.


Jessie Pullman, Age 18: After all, what's the good of algebra and all that stuff to a girl?


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Rochelle Hudson Facts
Abandoned Hollywood for a time after playing Natalie Wood's mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) to run a 10,000 acre ranch in Arizona. She later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked for a petroleum refinery. Missing California, she returned in 1963 and, briefly, restarted her career, but left Hollywood for good in 1967. She moved to Palm Desert where she found success in real estate.

Prior to the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, in a minor way she assisted her husband Harold Thompson, who was doing espionage work in Mexico as a civilian. Together they posed as a vacationing couple to various parts of Mexico, to detect if there was any German activity in these areas. One of their more successful vacations uncovered a supply of high test aviation gas hidden by German agents in Baja.

Took singing and dancing lessons at the Ernest Belcher Academy in Hollywood. Belcher was the father of famed dancer Marge Champion.

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