Kenneth G Hodge

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(Kenneth G Hodge)
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Davidson states that Roy and Kenneth met in the Summer of 1947, "...together they left Long Beach and moved to Hollywood where they shared a bungalow in the hills." But again something is a bit amiss as the Voter Registrations show that Ken was registered not in Long Beach, but in Los Angeles in 1946.  Perhaps he moved back to Long Beach by 1947, but both Ken and Roy were still registered in Long Beach in 1948 and in 1950.
 
Davidson states that Roy and Kenneth met in the Summer of 1947, "...together they left Long Beach and moved to Hollywood where they shared a bungalow in the hills." But again something is a bit amiss as the Voter Registrations show that Ken was registered not in Long Beach, but in Los Angeles in 1946.  Perhaps he moved back to Long Beach by 1947, but both Ken and Roy were still registered in Long Beach in 1948 and in 1950.
  
Kenneth worked his contacts and threw parties to introduce his protege.  At one of these, Roy met [[Henry Willson]].  Without Ken's knowledge, Roy contacted Willson, they signed a contract and Willson became his agent.  Davidson reports that "..Roy's first check, made out to "Roy FitzGerald" from Vanguard Films of Culver City is endorsed on the back "Roy FitzGerald, Pay to the Order of Rock Hudson, Kenneth G Hodge". A short time later, Kenneth moved back to Long Beach, alone.  In her book Sara Davidson, quoting Rock's later friends, states that Kenneth "moved back to Long Beach and fell apart".  Kenneth G Hodge died 23 Dec 1972 in Los Angeles County.
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Kenneth worked his contacts and threw parties to introduce his protege.  At one of these, Roy met [[Henry Willson]].  Without Ken's knowledge, Roy contacted Willson, they signed a contract and Willson became his agent.  Davidson reports that "..Roy's first check, made out to "Roy FitzGerald" from Vanguard Films of Culver City is endorsed on the back "Roy FitzGerald, Pay to the Order of Rock Hudson, Kenneth G Hodge".
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Rock Hudson's earliest credits were in the 1948 film ''Fighter Squadron''; in the 1949 film 'Undertow'; and then in several 1950 films: ''I Was A Shoplifter'', ''One Way Street'', ''Winchester '73'', ''Peggy'', ''The Desert Hawk'', and ''Shakedown''.
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A short time later, Kenneth moved back to Long Beach, alone.  In her book Sara Davidson, quoting Rock's later friends, states that Kenneth "moved back to Long Beach and fell apart".  Kenneth G Hodge died 23 Dec 1972 in Los Angeles County.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:41, 14 March 2008

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