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Rochelle Hudson

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Actress who all appeared in ‘Crazy Boys of the street,’ ‘Curly Best,’ ‘Poppy,’ as well as other popular movies from the 1930s. She was created in Oklahoma Town and first made an appearance on-screen within the 1931 Technicolor film ‘Fanny Foley Herself.’ She performed mom of Natalie Hardwood’s character within the iconic 1955 film, ‘Rebel With out a Trigger.’ Her four relationships to Charles Brust, Harold Thompson, Dick Irving Hyland, and Robert L. Mindell all finished in divorce. She made an appearance with Mae Western world in Paramount’s 1933 film “She Done Him Incorrect.”

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Full Name Rochelle Hudson
Date Of Birth March 6, 1916
Died January 17, 1972, Palm Desert, California, United States
Place Of Birth Oklahoma City, OK
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Robert L. Mindell, Dick Irving Hyland, Harold Thompson
Parents Ollie Lee Hudson
Movies Rebel Without a Cause, Curly Top, Imitation of Life, Wild Boys of the Road, She Done Him Wrong, Les Misérables, Strait-Jacket, The Savage Girl, Judge Priest, The Night Walker, Mr. Moto Takes a Chance, Show Them No Mercy!, Island of Doomed Men, Meet Boston Blackie, Rubber Racketeers, Doctor Bull, Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors, Storm Over Bengal, Life Begins at 40, Babies for Sale, Convicted Woman, Fanny Foley Herself, Born Reckless, Way Down East, Bush Pilot, Men Without Souls, Devil's Cargo, Sky Liner, Hell's Highway, Poppy, The Penguin Pool Murder, Rascals, She Had to Eat, Harold Teen, Everybody's Old Man, The Country Beyond, Girls Under 21, Woman-Wise, Sinkin' in the Bathtub, Secrets of the French Police, That I May Live, Are These Our Children?, The Officer and the Lady, A Woman Is the Judge, Bachelor Bait, The Music Goes 'Round, Missing Daughters, Pride of the Navy, Beyond the Rockies, I've Been Around, Smuggled Cargo
TV Shows That's My Boy
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Prodded by an ambitious stage mother into an early career, some sources state that Rochelle, who was quite mature for her age, was actually born in 1916. It seems that RKO Pictures, which had signed the teenager, added two years to her age because the public would never accept or condone a 15-year-old in romantic leads.
2Took singing and dancing lessons at the Ernest Belcher Academy in Hollywood. Belcher was the father of famed dancer Marge Champion.
3Father, Ollie Lee Hudson, worked for the State Employment Bureau in Oklahoma and was a direct descendant of famed explorer Henry Hudson, who discovered the Hudson River and Hudson Bay.
4Prior to the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, in a minor way she assisted her husband Harold Thompson, who was doing espionage work in Mexico as a civilian. Together they posed as a vacationing couple to various parts of Mexico, to detect if there was any German activity in these areas. One of their more successful vacations uncovered a supply of high test aviation gas hidden by German agents in Baja.
5Abandoned Hollywood for a time after playing Natalie Wood's mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) to run a 10,000 acre ranch in Arizona. She later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked for a petroleum refinery. Missing California, she returned in 1963 and, briefly, restarted her career, but left Hollywood for good in 1967. She moved to Palm Desert where she found success in real estate.
6Was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931.
7Wed four times. First husband, Harold Thompson, was head of the Storyline Department at Disney Studios; second husband, Dick Irving Hyland, was a Los Angeles Times sportswriter; third husband, Charles Burst, was a businessman; and fourth husband, Robert Mindell, was a hotel executive. All ended in divorce.
8Spoke fluent French and Spanish.
9Died of pneumonia brought on by a liver ailment.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bosko's Knight-Mare1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko the Speed King1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Love Is Dangerous1933Gwendolyn
Scarlet River1933Rochelle Hudson (uncredited)
Bosko in Person1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Lucky Devils1933Visitor
She Done Him Wrong1933Sally
The Past of Mary Holmes1933Betty
Bosko in Dutch1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Penguin Pool Murder1932Telephone Operator
The Savage Girl1932The Girl
Secrets of the French Police1932K-31
Bosko's Dizzy Date1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko the Drawback1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Hell's Highway1932Mary Ellen
Ride Him, Bosko!1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko the Lumberjack1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko's Store1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko at the Beach1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Beyond the Rockies1932Betty Allen
Bosko's Dog Race1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Is My Face Red?1932Newlywed Bride on Leviathon (uncredited)
Bosko and Honey1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko's Party1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Girl Crazy1932San Luz Señorita (uncredited)
Battling Bosko1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko at the Zoo1932ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko's Soda Fountain1931ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Are These Our Children1931Mary
Fanny Foley Herself1931Carmen
The Public Defender1931Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Bosko's Holiday1931ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Yodeling Yokels1931ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Everything's Rosie1931Lowe Party Guest by Punch Bowl (uncredited)
Dumb Patrol1931ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Laugh and Get Rich1931Miss Jones - at Dance (uncredited)
Big Man from the North1931ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Hold Anything1930ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Sinkin' in the Bathtub1930ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Gallery of Horror1967Helen Spalding
Branded1965TV SeriesAlice Whitcomb
The Night Walker1964Hilda
Strait-Jacket1964Emily Cutler
77 Sunset Strip1961TV SeriesRenee Lamson
Rebel Without a Cause1955Judy's Mother
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955TV Series
Shower of Stars1954TV SeriesAlice
That's My Boy1954TV SeriesAlice Jackson
I'm the Law1953TV SeriesCynthia Chase
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series
The Unexpected1952TV SeriesDiana
Racket Squad1951TV Series
Roots in the Soil1949
Sky Liner1949Amy Winthrop
Devil's Cargo1948Margo Delgado
Bush Pilot1947Hilary Ward
Queen of Broadway1942Sherry Baker
Rubber Racketeers1942Nikki
The Officer and the Lady1941Helen Regan
The Stork Pays Off1941Irene Perry
Meet Boston Blackie1941Cecelia Bradley
Girls Under 211940Frances White Ryan
Babies for Sale1940Ruth Williams
Island of Doomed Men1940Lorraine Danel
Men Without Souls1940Suzan Leonard
Convicted Woman1940Betty Andrews
A Woman Is the Judge1939Justine West
Konga, the Wild Stallion1939Judith Hadley
Smuggled Cargo1939Marian Franklin
Missing Daughters1939Kay Roberts
Pride of the Navy1939Gloria Tyler
Pirates of the Skies1939Barbara Whitney
Storm Over Bengal1938Joan Lattimore
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance1938Victoria Mason
Rascals1938Margaret Adams
Little Ol' Bosko and the Cannibals1937ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
She Had to Eat1937Ann Garrison
Born Reckless1937Sybil Roberts
That I May Live1937Irene Howard
Woman-Wise1937Alice Fuller
Circus Daze1937ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Reunion1936Mary MacKenzie
Poppy1936Poppy
The Old House1936ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
The Country Beyond1936Jean Alison
Everybody's Old Man1936Cynthia Sampson
The Music Goes 'Round1936Susanna Courtney
Show Them No Mercy!1935Loretta Martin
Way Down East1935Anna Moore
Curly Top1935Mary Blair
Les Misérables1935Cosette
Life Begins at 401935Adele Anderson
I've Been Around1935Drue Waring
Hey-Hey Fever1935ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
The Mighty Barnum1934Ellen
Bosko's Parlor Pranks1934ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Imitation of Life1934Jessie Pullman
Judge Priest1934Virginia Maydew
Bachelor Bait1934Cynthia Douglas
How Do I Know It's Sunday1934ShortVarious (voice, uncredited)
Such Women Are Dangerous1934Vernie Little
Harold Teen1934Lillian 'Lillums' Lovewell
Mr. Skitch1933Emily Skitch
Walls of Gold1933Joan Street
Wild Boys of the Road1933Grace
Doctor Bull1933Virginia (Muller) / Banning
Bosko's Picture Show1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko the Musketeer1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Notorious But Nice1933Constance Martin
Bosko's Mechanical Man1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Beau Bosko1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)
Bosko the Sheep-Herder1933ShortHoney (voice, uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Poppy1936performer: "A Rendezvous with a Dream" 1936 - uncredited
Curly Top1935performer: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" 1935, "The Simple Things in Life" 1935 - uncredited
Harold Teen1934performer: "How Do I Know It's Sunday?", "Collegiate Wedding" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Picture People No. 1: Stars in Defense1941ShortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists1940Short documentaryHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 51938Documentary shortHerself
20th Century Fox Promotional Film1936Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots1932/IIDocumentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Sabre1965Alice Whitcomb

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6200 Hollywood Blvd.


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