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