Rochelle Hudson


Actor
Rochelle Hudson

About

Also Known As
Rochelle Elizabeth Hudson
Birth Place
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Born
March 06, 1914
Died
January 17, 1972
Cause of Death
Pneumonia And Liver Disease

Family & Companions

Harold Thompson
Husband
Reserve officer, story editor. Married in 1939; during WWII they worked together for Naval Intelligence; moved to Canada in 1945; divorced in 1947.
Richard Hyler
Husband
Sportswriter. Worked for LOS ANGELES TIMES; married in 1948; divorced in 1950.
Charles Brust
Husband
Businessman. Married c. 1955; divorced.
Robert Mindell
Husband
Hotel executive. Married in 1963; divorced in 1971.

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1967)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Emily Cutler
The Night Walker (1964)
Hilda
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Judy's mother
Sky Liner (1949)
Amy Winthrop
Devil's Cargo (1948)
Margo Delgado
Bush Pilot (1947)
Hilary Wardrobe
Queen of Broadway (1943)
Sherry Baker
Rubber Racketeers (1942)
Nikki
Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
Cecelia Bradley
The Stork Pays Off (1941)
Irene Perry
The Officer and the Lady (1941)
Helen Regan
Island of Doomed Men (1940)
Lorraine Danel
Girls Under 21 (1940)
Frances White
Convicted Woman (1940)
Betty Andrews
Babies for Sale (1940)
Ruth Williams
Men Without Souls (1940)
Suzan Leonard
Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939)
Judith Hadley
Smuggled Cargo (1939)
Marian Franklin
Pride of the Navy (1939)
Gloria Tyler
Missing Daughters (1939)
Kay Roberts
Pirates of the Skies (1939)
Barbara Whitney
A Woman Is the Judge (1939)
Justine West
Rascals (1938)
Margaret Adams [also known as "Rawnie"]
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)
Victoria Mason
Storm over Bengal (1938)
Joan Lattimore
She Had to Eat (1937)
Ann Garrison
Born Reckless (1937)
Sybil Roberts
That I May Live (1937)
Irene Howard
Woman-Wise (1937)
Alice Fuller
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Cynthia Sampson
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Susanna Courtney
Poppy (1936)
Poppy
The Country Beyond (1936)
Jean Alison
Reunion (1936)
Mary MacKenzie
Way Down East (1935)
Anna Moore
Show Them No Mercy! (1935)
Loretta [Martin]
Curly Top (1935)
Mary Blair
Life Begins at 40 (1935)
Adele Anderson
Les Misérables (1935)
Cosette
Judge Priest (1934)
Virginia Maydew
Bachelor Bait (1934)
Cynthia Douglas
I've Been Around (1934)
Drue Waring
Harold Teen (1934)
Lillums [Lovewell]
Imitation of Life (1934)
Jessie Pullman
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934)
Verne Little
The Mighty Barnum (1934)
Ellen
Lucky Devils (1933)
Visitor
The Past of Mary Holmes (1933)
Betty
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Sally
Doctor Bull (1933)
Virginia Banning
Love Is Like That (1933)
Gwendolyn
Walls of Gold (1933)
Joan Street
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Grace
Mr. Skitch (1933)
Emily Skitch
Notorious but Nice (1933)
Connie Martin
Scarlet River (1933)
Herself
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Telephone operator
Secrets of the French Police (1932)
Undercover agent
Beyond the Rockies (1932)
Betty Allen
The Savage Girl (1932)
The jungle goddess
Hell's Highway (1932)
Mary Ellen
Laugh and Get Rich (1931)
Joan
Fanny Foley Herself (1931)
Carmen
Are These Our Children (1931)
Mary
Public Defender (1931)
Operator

Life Events

1927

Moved with family to California after father's nervous breakdown

1928

Made screen test at Fox; signed to six-month contract, although she never made a film

1931

Film debut in "Laugh and Get Rich"

1931

Named a Wampas Baby Star

1933

Cast in "She Done Him Wrong", starring Mae West and Cary Grant

1933

Resigned with Fox

1935

Played Shirley Temple's older sister in "Curly Top"

1935

Retained by Darryl Zanuck when Twentieth Century-Fox was formed

1940

Toured in vaudeville

1945

Moved to Canada with Thompson

1947

Returned to the USA

1951

TV debut in episode of "Racket Squad"

1954

Was series regular on "That's My Boy"

1955

Cast as Natalie Wood's mother in "Rebel Without a Cause"

1963

Resumed her career in "Straight Jacket" and in TV guest appearances

1967

Final film "Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors"

1967

Became partner with her mother in real estate ventures

Photo Collections

Wild Boys of the Road - Lobby Cards
Here are a number of lobby cards from Wild Boys of the Road (1933), directed by William Wellman. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Imitation of Life (1934) - Movie Posters
Here are a few original movie posters from Universal's Imitation of Life (1934), starring Claudette Colbert and Warren William.

Videos

Movie Clip

Strait-Jacket (1964) -- (Movie Clip) She's Dying To Meet You After an edgy return to family after serving 20-years, axe-murderess Lucy (Joan Crawford), with roast beef, brother and wife (Leif Erickson, Rochelle Hudson) and daughter Carol (Diane Baker), who witnessed her crime, getting ready to meet beau Michael (John Anthony Hayes), early in William Castle’s Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Secrets Of The French Police (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Princess Anastasia Leon (John Warburton) at a Paris cafe, French detective St. Cyr (Frank Morgan) playing the drunk, observing evil Baron Lonzoi (Lucien Prival) calling master crook General Moloff (Gregory Ratoff), in Secrets Of The French Police, 1932.
Strait-Jacket (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Raised On A Farm Carole (Diane Baker) chats with Aunt & Uncle (Rochelle Hudson, Leif Erickson) about the bad dream her reformed axe-murderess mother Lucy (Joan Crawford) had, she meantime visiting farm hand Leo (George Kennedy), in William Castle's Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Strait-Jacket (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Quit Squirming! Persuaded by daughter Carol (Diane Baker) that she's ready to meet her potential in-laws, recovering axe-murderess Lucy (Joan Crawford) travels with brother Bill (Leif Erickson) and his wife Emily (Rochelle Hudson), in William Castle's Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Wild Boys Of The Road (1933) -- (Movie Clip) I Couldn't Scream Coached by older hobos, the boys overwhelm some railroad thugs, then Eddie (Frankie Darro) discovers the wounded Grace (Rochelle Hudson) and they take revenge on brakeman Ward Bond, in William A. Wellman's Wild Boys of the Road, 1933.
Curly Top (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Animal Crackers Shirley Temple as Elizabeth, nick-named “Curly Top,” her sister (Rochelle Hudson) at the piano, performs the movie’s hit tune (by Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar) for the kids at the orphanage, the trustees (led by mean Etienne Girardot) intruding, early in Curly Top, 1935.
Curly Top (1935) -- (Movie Clip) As If You Were A Princess Now at the Southampton cottage of Edward (John Boles) and his aunt (Esther Dale), orphan Elizabeth (Shirley Temple, who, along with sister Rochelle Hudson, thinks they’ve been adopted by an absent benefactor) enlists butler Arthur Treacher's help in society manners, in Curly Top, 1935.

Family

Ollie Lee Hudson
Father
Rancher; state worker. Descendant of British explorer Henry Hudson; suffered emotional breakdown in 1927; family moved to California; divorced from Hudson's mother c. 1928; moved to Kansas.
Mae Goddard
Mother
Real estate developer. Divorced from Hudson's father c. 1928; survived her.

Companions

Harold Thompson
Husband
Reserve officer, story editor. Married in 1939; during WWII they worked together for Naval Intelligence; moved to Canada in 1945; divorced in 1947.
Richard Hyler
Husband
Sportswriter. Worked for LOS ANGELES TIMES; married in 1948; divorced in 1950.
Charles Brust
Husband
Businessman. Married c. 1955; divorced.
Robert Mindell
Husband
Hotel executive. Married in 1963; divorced in 1971.

Bibliography