Phyllis Gates



Age: 80


Summary: former talent agent's secretary and ex-wife of actor Rock Hudson who said she had no idea that the Hollywood heartthrob was gay when she married him in 1955 after a whirlwind romance, but who eventually learned that the romance had been arranged to dispel rumors that Hudson was gay and wrote about the experience in the 1987 book My Husband, Rock Hudson.



Cause of Death: Lung cancer


Born: December 7, 1925


Died: January 4, 2006


Location: Marina del Ray, California