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Rochelle Hudson ACTOR


Rochelle Hudson was born on March 6th, 1916 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931.  This was a promotional campaign that was sponsored by the United States Western Association of Motion Picture Advisors that would honor thirteen young women each year who they felt had the potential to be film stars.  

As a child her mother encouraged her to develop an interest in performing.  Rochelle took up singing and dancing from a young age.  As a teen, RKO Pictures signed Hudson to a contract and her film career began to take off.   

During the 1930's Rochelle also did the voice work in several cartoons such as doing the role of 'Honey' in the Bosko cartoons.

Hudson was a major film actress between the 1930's and 1960's and also starred on a number of television series.  She is most remembered for her role playing Cosette in, "Les Miserables" (1935) as well as her role in, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.
She worked on a number of successful films throughout her career as an entertainer, some of which included, "She Done Him Wrong" (1933), "Life Begins at Forty" (1935), "Poppy" (1936), "Imitation of Life" (1934), "Ho Do I Know It's Sunday" (1934), "The Mighty Barnum" (1934), "Curly Top" (1935) starring Shirley Temple, "Way Down East" (1935) co-starring Henry Fonda, "The Old House" (1936), "Woman-Wise" (1937), "She Had to Eat" (1937), "Storm Over Bengal" (1938), "Pride of the Navy" (1939) starring alongside of James Dunn, "Island of Doomed Men" (1940), "The Stork Pays off" (1941), "Queen of Broadway" (1942) and "Devil's Cargo" (1948) costarring Roscoe Karns.
In addition to her numerous successful film roles she also made numerous television appearances on, "Racket Squad", "Unexpected", "I'm the Law", "77 Sunset Strip", "That's My Boy", "Shower of Stars" and "Branded".
Along with her career as an actress, she took a brief break from acting in the mid 1950's to run a ranch in Arizona and later relocated back to Oklahoma where she worked at a petroleum refinery.  She then realized how much she missed living in California and how much she missed acting, so she returned to Hollywood and remained in the industry until she retired in 1967.  

Rochelle Hudson married four times throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Charles Brust.  After this marriage came to an end she married Harold Thompson in 1939 however by 1947, this marriage also ended in divorce. Her third husband was Dick Irving Hyland whom she wed in 1948 however again just two years later another marriage came to an end.  Her fourth and final husband was Robert L. Mindell from 1963 through 1971.  She never had any children and just one year after her fourth divorce, Hudson passed away on January 17th, 1972 in Palm Desert, California after suffering from pneumonia.  


1967   Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors 

1965   Branded

1964   The Night Walker 

1964   Strait-Jacket 

1961   77 Sunset Strip 

1955   Rebel Without a Cause 

1954   That's My Boy

1954   Shower of Stars 

1953   I'm the Law 

1952   Schlitz Playhouse

1952   The Unexpected

1951   Racket Squad 

1949   Roots in the Soil 

1949   Sky Liner 

1948   Devil's Cargo 

1947   Bush Pilot

1942   Queen of Broadway

1942   Rubber Racketeers 

1941   The Officer and the Lady 

1941   The Stork Pays Off

1941   Meet Boston Blackie

1940   Girls Under 21 

1940   Babies for Sale 

1940   Men Without Souls 

1940   Island of Doomed Men

1940   Convicted Woman

1939   A Woman Is the Judge 

1939   Konga, the Wild Stallion

1939   Smuggled Cargo

1939   Missing Daughters

1939   Pride of the Navy

1939   Pirates of the Skies 

1938   Storm Over Bengal

1938   Mr. Moto Takes a Chance

1938   Rascals

1937   Little Ol' Bosko and the Cannibals 

1937   She Had to Eat 

1937   Born Reckless

1937   That I May Live

1937   Woman-Wise 

1937   Circus Daze 

1936   Reunion 

1936   Poppy

1936   The Old House 

1936   The Country Beyond

1936   Everybody's Old Man 

1936   The Music Goes 'Round

1935   Run, Sheep, Run

1935   Show Them No Mercy!

1935   Way Down East 

1935   Curly Top

1935   Les Misérables

1935   Life Begins at Forty 

1935   Hey, Hey Fever 

1934   I've Been Around

1934   The Mighty Barnum

1934   Imitation of Life

1934   Bosko's Parlor Pranks 

1934   Judge Priest

1934   Bachelor Bait 

1934   How Do I Know It's Sunday 

1934   Such Women Are Dangerous 

1934   Harold Teen 

1933   Mr. Skitch 

1933   Walls of Gold 

1933   Bosko's Mechanical Man 

1933   Wild Boys of the Road 

1933   Doctor Bull

1933   Bosko the Musketeer

1933   Bosko's Picture Show

1933   Notorious But Nice

1933   Beau Bosko 

1933   Bosko the Sheep-Herder

1933   Bosko's Knight-Mare 

1933   Bosko the Speed King

1933   Love Is Dangerous 

1933   Bosko in Person

1933   Lucky Devils

1933   She Done Him Wrong 

1933   The Past of Mary Holmes

1933   Bosko in Dutch

1932   Penguin Pool Murder 

1932   The Savage Girl 

1932   Secrets of the French Police

1932   Bosko's Dizzy Date 

1932   Bosko the Drawback 

1932   Hell's Highway 

1932   Ride Him, Bosko! 

1932   Bosko the Lumberjack 

1932   Bosko's Store 

1932   Bosko at the Beach

1932   Beyond the Rockies 

1932   Bosko's Dog Race

1932   Is My Face Red?

1932   Bosko's Party 

1932   Girl Crazy 

1932   Battling Bosko 

1932   Bosko at the Zoo 

1932   Bosko and Honey

1931   Bosko's Soda Fountain 

1931   Are These Our Children 

1931   Fanny Foley Herself 

1931   The Public Defender

1931   Bosko's Holiday

1931   Yodeling Yokels 

1931   Dumb Patrol

1931   Everything's Rosie

1931   Laugh and Get Rich 

1931   Big Man from the North 

1930   Hold Anything 

1930   Sinkin' in the Bathtub    

Matinee Classics - Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Platt, Nick Adams, Frank Mazzola, Dennis Hopper, Virginia Brissac, Beverly Long, Jack Grinnage, Steffi Sidney, Jack Simmons and John Righetti
Matinee Classics - Imitation of Life starring Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Juanita Quigley, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing, Franklin Pangborn and Jane Withers

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