Rock Hudson

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Roy FitzGerald went to New Trier High School.  Wally and Kay fought and he would beat her and Roy.  The divorced, Kay married him a second time, and they divorced again when Roy was fifteen.  Kay became a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy family.  For several years they lived above Walgreen's Drug Store.
 
Roy FitzGerald went to New Trier High School.  Wally and Kay fought and he would beat her and Roy.  The divorced, Kay married him a second time, and they divorced again when Roy was fifteen.  Kay became a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy family.  For several years they lived above Walgreen's Drug Store.
  
"Roy Fitzgerald enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was shipped on the S.S. Lew Wallace, a Kaiser Liberty ship, to Samar, a sandy island in the Philippines." (''My Story'', p42)  He was shipped home in 1946 and decided to go to California because his father, was living in Long Beach.  He found a job driving for Budget Pack.  In Long Beach, for the first time, he met men who were open about being gay.  One of these was [[Kenneth G Hodge]].  "...Ken Hodge had worked in radio for many years, producing Lux Radio Theatre.  Ken was thirty-six and Roy was twenty-one...he lived in a penthouse...in the Chateau Marmont, a building owned by his Aunt Bernadette." (''My Story'', p 43)
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"Roy Fitzgerald enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was shipped on the S.S. Lew Wallace, a Kaiser Liberty ship, to Samar, a sandy island in the Philippines." (''My Story'', p42)  He was shipped home in 1946 and decided to go to California because his father, was living in Long Beach.  He found a job driving for Budget Pack.  In Long Beach, for the first time, he met men who were open about being gay.  One of these was [[Kenneth G Hodge]].  "...Ken Hodge had worked in radio for many years, producing Lux Radio Theatre.  Ken was thirty-six and Roy was twenty-one...he lived in a penthouse...in the [[Chateau Marmont]], a building owned by his Aunt Bernadette." (''My Story'', p 43)
  
 
Rock Hudson died of AIDS in the 1980s at his home in [[California]].
 
Rock Hudson died of AIDS in the 1980s at his home in [[California]].

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