Rock Hudson’s gay confession that he made to his wife in confidence was secretly recorded by Phylis Hudson. The Inquistr reported on Thursday, June 6 that the recordings have recently been uncovered.
Rock Hudson, who is best known as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s, often starring in romantic comedies opposite Doris Day,also harbored a deep dark secret about his homosexuality for many years.
According to the Hollywood Reporter they recently uncovered a secret recording of the Rock Hudson and his wife talking about his homosexuality.
Phylis Hudson was very suspicious that her husband Rock was hiding a secret gay life from her and the public. As Phylis Hudson’s suspicions grew she hired a private eye by the name of Fred Otash to follow Rock and investigate his activities.
A private recording between Rock and Phylis Hudson discussing Rock’s sexual preferences has recently been found by Otash’s daughter Colleen.
The taped recording reveals that Hudson’s wife had been hearing rumors of Rock Hudson’s sexual escapades with other men, She grew more concerned when Rock Hudson took a Rorschach test and claimed he saw snakes in the ink blots.
The recording reveals Hudson’s wife confronting the movie star.
Phylis said: “You told me you saw thousands of butterflies and also snakes … [A therapist] told me in my analysis that butterflies mean femininity and snakes represent that male penis. I’m not condemning you, but it seems that as long as you recognize your problem, you would want to do something about it.”
Rock Hudson replied: “I told Dr. Rankin everything. I didn’t hedge on anything at all.”
Phyllis responded, ” You mean about homo-sexuality?”
Rock: “Yes, I told him everything.”
Hudson’s wife then asked “Rock, your great speed with me, sexually. Are you that fast with boys?”
Rock replies on the recording,” Well, it’s a physical conjunction [sic]…Boys don’t fit. So, this is why it lasts longer.”
Hudson’s wife then spent a great deal of time attempting to convince her husband that homosexuality was only an “emotional state of mine” and that Rock could work his way past it.
The story then goes deeper and darker as more private issues between Rock and his wife Phylis were uncovered by the daughter of the private investigator that Phylis hired.
The Fred Otash also reportedly spent a good deal of time spying on numerous celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis and the Kennedy family.
Rock and Phylis Hudson were married in 1955 and divorced three years later in 1958 after Phylis filed for divorce citing mental cruelty.
Rock Hudson did not contest the divorce, and Phyllis Hudson received alimony of $250 a week for 10 years.
Hudson had been diagnosed with HIV on June 5, 1984. During most of 1984 and 1985, Rock Hudson kept his illness a secret while continuing to work and at the same time travel to France and other countries seeking a cure.
After Rock Hudson collapsed at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on July 21, his publicist, Dale Olson, released a statement claiming that Hudson had inoperable liver cancer.
On July 25, 1985, Rock Hudson’s publicist confirmed that Rock did in fact have AIDS and had been diagnosed over a year earlier. Rock Hudson passed away on October 2, 1985.
Hudson died in his sleep from AIDS-related complications at his home in Beverly Hills. Hudson requested that no funeral be held. His body was cremated hours after his death
Oddly enough, Rock Hudson’s wife Phylis died from lung cancer in 2006, with reports stating that Phylis Hudson was actually a lesbian, who married Rock Hudson for his money, and knew from the beginning of their relationship that Rock Hudson was gay.
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