Rochelle Elizabeth Hudson (born Rachael Hudson, March 6, 1916 – January 17, 1972) was an American film actress from the 1930s through the 1960s. Hudson was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931.
Hudson signed a contract with RKO Pictures on November 22, 1930, when she was 14 years old.She may be best remembered today for costarring in Wild Boys of the Road (1933), playing Cosette in Les Misérables (1935), playing Mary Blair, the older sister of Shirley Temple's character in Curly Top, and for playing Natalie Wood's mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). During her peak years in the 1930s, notable roles for Hudson included Richard Cromwell's love interest in the Will Rogers showcase Life Begins at 40 (1935), the daughter of carnival barker W.C. Fields in Poppy (1936), and Claudette Colbert's adult daughter in Imitation of Life (1934).She played Sally Glynn, the fallen ingenue to whom Mae West imparts the immortal wisdom "When women go wrong, men go right after them!" in the 1933 Paramount film, She Done Him Wrong. In the 1954–1955 television season, Hudson co-starred with Gil Stratton and Eddie Mayehoff in the sitcom That's My Boy, based on a 1951 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin film of the same name.
Hudson was married four times. Her first marriage was to Harold Thompson, in 1939. He was the head of the Storyline Department at Disney Studios. After their divorce in 1947, (but the trade publication Billboard reported that they divorced on September 4, 1945) she married a second time the following year to Los Angeles Times sportswriter Dick Irving Hyland. The marriage lasted two years before the couple divorced. She married her third husband, Charles K. Brust, in Jackson, Missouri on September 28, 1956. Little is known of the marriage other than they were divorced by June 1962 (he remarried). Her final marriage was to Robert Mindell, a hotel executive. The two remained together for eight years before they divorced in 1971. She actually was born in 1916, but the studio reportedly made her two years older for her to play a wider variety of roles, including romantic roles. In That's My Boy, she was cast as the mother of Gil Stratton, who was only six years her junior.
Movies & TV shows
Gallery of Horror
John Carradine narrates five horror tales, each with a comically predictable surprise ending. In the first, "The Witches Clock," the Farrells have purchased an old mansion in Salem Massachusetts and a...
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.
The Night Walker
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
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77 Sunset Strip
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Rebel Without a Cause
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town can bring its own problems. Stark and Plato formed a bond while Stark was...
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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, a fictional detective working for the San Francisco, California Police Department. The show aired in s...
Queen of Broadway
There are no queens and very little Broadway (except for an opening establishing shot) in Queen of Broadway. Instead, this sentimental B-picture is the story of a gambler (Rochelle Hudson), who tries ...
Gillin was paroled from prison and immediately went to work trying to make an illegal buck from America's war effort. The black market tire business is booming as a result of rationing. Gillen's mob s...
Meet Boston Blackie
When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.
The Stork Pays Off
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they thin...
Babies for Sale
A determined newsman pursues his hunch that a charitable maternity hospital is running a ruthless adoption racket.
Girls Under 21
Francis Ryan, living high-and-free-wheeling life as the wife of gangster "Smiley" Ryan, spends some time behind bars as a result of her husband's activities, and, when she gets out, realizes she has b...
Men Without Souls
A prison chaplain (John Litel) rescues a young convict (Glenn Ford) on a misguided mission of revenge.
A reporter and a lawyer investigate a women's prison and help an inmate who does not belong there.
Island of Doomed Men
Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.
A Woman is the Judge
The title tells all in Columbia's A Woman is the Judge. Frieda Inescourt stars as lady jurist Mary Cabot, who 20 years earlier had lost contact with her infant daughter Justine. Now a grown woman (pla...
When a sudden cold snap hits the Imperial Valley in California, orange growers fear that frost will kill their crops. Orange Growers Association president John Clayton assures his fellow farmers that ...
The Missing Daughters of the title are innocent young girls who've been led astray by seedy dance-hall operator Lucky Rogers.
Konga, the Wild Stallion
A long-standing feud between a rancher and a neighboring wheat farmer only intensifies after the rancher's wild stallion causes damage to the farmer's property. Western drama.
Pride of the Navy
A disruptive Annapolis naval cadet refuses to tow the line and so gets booted out of the prestigious academy. Later, he takes to designing speedboats. They are innovative and soon the Navy comes a-kno...
Storm Over Bengal
This being a Republic picture, it should come as no surprise that Storm Over Bengal was filmed in its entirety in the San Fernando Valley. Within its concise 65 minutes, the film manages to accommodat...
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance
In the jungle near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mr. Moto poses as an ineffectual archaeologist and a venerable holy man with mystical powers to help foil two insurgencies against the government.
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an opera...
That I May Live
Crooks use a man's safe-cracking skills then involve him in more crime after he spends three years in jail. He falls in love with a waitress and they go to work for a traveling salesman.
Bosko and Honey, at the circus.
A crusading sportswriter exposes racketeers involved in paying off fighters to throw their matches.
She Had to Eat
An Arizona gas station owner faces comic adventures after traveling with an eccentric millionaire to New City, where he meets up with a small-time con woman and is repeatedly mistaken for a gangster.
Bosko's Easter Eggs
A Happy Harmonie with Bosko.
Racketeer Jim Barnes is trying to force the independent taxicab-drivers to join his "protection service" at the cost of five bucks a day. Champion race-car driver, Bob Kane, joins with his friends Lee...
The Music Goes 'Round
Harry Wallace (Harry Richman) is the star of a musical comedy who, while on a leave of absence from Broadway, encounters a troupe of untalented showboat players and takes them to New York City. Withou...
Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.
Newspapers around the world proclaim the birth in Moosetown, Canada of the 3,000th baby brought into the world by the doctor, John Luke, known for delivering the famous Wyatt quintuplets. To honor the...
The Country Beyond
A Canadian Northwest Mounted Policeman suspects his girlfriend's father of theft and murder.
Show Them No Mercy!
A young couple and their child fall prey to kidnappers when a storm drives them into a seemingly abandoned farmhouse.
In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.
Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon f...
Way Down East
A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.
Life Begins at Forty
A small-town newspaper publisher finds himself in opposition to the local banker on the return to town of a lad jailed possibly wrongly for a theft from the bank.
Bosko's Parlor Pranks
Bosko keeps Wilbur occupied with tales of his past exploits while Honey steps out on an errand.
Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, restores the justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky using his common sense and his great sense of humanity.
A young reporter pines for his high-school sweetheart, but she's preoccupied with appearing in their small town's community musical show. This 1934 comedy, with numerous songs, was inspired by the pop...
The Mighty Barnum
20th Century Fox's highly fabricated film biography of circus showman P. T. Barnum stars Wallace Beery (as Barnum), Virginia Bruce (as Jenny Lind), Janet Beecher and Adolphe Menjou. Released in 1934.
After being fired from his job at the Marriage License Bureau, a clerk turns to matchmaking.
Such Women Are Dangerous
An aspiring young writer becomes infatuated with a successful romance novelist, who realizes his life as a philandering Lothario is suddenly threatened.
How Do I Know It's Sunday
Inside a general store, the products all come to life and happily sing the title song. An Eskimo falls for a cookie and has to come to the rescue when a swarm of flies invades.
Imitation of Life
A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film.
In this engaging adaptation of James Gould Cozzen's novel The Last Adam, film icon Will Rogers portrays Dr. George Bull, a compassionate, highly regarded small-town physician who often prescribes a he...
Bosko in Dutch
Set on a frozen pond in Holland, various animals attempt to skate on the slippery ice.
Notorious But Nice
A lover selflessly steps aside to let her guy go so he can hook up with a rich dame. Sadly, the goodie good girl ends up marrying some scum bag gambler. When the scum bag is shot and killed, the littl...
The Past of Mary Holmes
Mary Holmes (MacKellar), once a famous opera star known as Maria di Nardi, now lives in a run-down shanty and suffers from alcoholism. Known for her eccentric behavior, Mary breeds geese, and is thus ...
Wild Boys of the Road
At the height of the Great Depression, Eddie's father lost his job and Tommy's mother was out of work for months. The two high school sophomores decided to hop the freight trains and look for work bec...
After losing their Missouri home during the Great Depression, the Skitch family pulls up stakes and heads west to California to begin life anew. Comedy, released in 1933.
Bosko in Person
Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and Jimmy Durante.
Bosko's Picture Show
Bosko runs a movie theater that shows a wacky newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a turn-of-the-century melodrama starring Honey.
She Done Him Wrong
New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has a lot of male friends. One of them is a vicious criminal who escaped and is on the way to see his girl, not realizing that she hasn't been faithful in ...
Bosko's Dog Race
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko's Dizzy Date
A Bosko cartoon....
Beyond the Rockies
A noted gunman takes a job on a cattle ranch to stop a band of rustlers.
Bosko and Honey
Honey is a music teacher; her pupil is a kitten who hates playing the violin. No matter what she does to correct him, the kitten plays horribly. She phones Bosko, who is asleep. Bosko's dog, Bruno, tr...
Is My Face Red?
Poster writes a gossip column for the Morning Gazette. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets most of his information from showgirl pal his gal, Peggy. Eventua...
Bosko the Drawback
Bosko is the star player in a wacky game of professional football.
Ride Him, Bosko
Ride Him, Bosko! is a western-flavored cartoon with lots of shooting gags involving body reduction, and card characters singing! There's also an alcohol gag that has a really strong one turning a male...
Bosko the Lumberjack
Bosko and his friends are cutting down trees in a forest. He battles a burly woodsman named Pierre who has gone off and kidnapped his beloved Honey.
Shopkeeper Bosko takes care of business.
Bosko at the Beach
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko whistles "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo" as he walks down the sidewalk in the pouring rain. His umbrella provides a good sailboat when he wants to cross a flooded street. Meanwhile, Honey is getting...
Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.
Bosko at the Zoo
Bosko and Honey go to the zoo. Honey is frightened by the lion, but Bosko is the one who ends up in danger.
Penguin Pool Murder
New York schoolmarm Hildegarde Withers assists a detective when a body of unscrupulous stockbroker Gerald Parker suddenly appears in the penguin tank at the aquarium.
The Savage Girl
An intoxicated millionaire commissions an expedition to Africa. A white jungle goddess falls in love with the millionaire's daring consort, incurring the wrath of the jungle itself.
Secrets of the French Police
A burglar is recruited to aid the police in finding his kidnapped girlfriend, a lovely but impoverished flower girl. Meanwhile, a deranged Russian emigre has been claiming that his ward is actually Pr...
A prison-camp convict learns that his younger brother will soon be joining him behind bars.
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
The Public Defender
A mysterious phantom who calls himself The Reckoner vows to expose the crooked bankers who embezzled their company's funds.
Bosko and Honey go on a picnic that ends badly.
During the Great War, Bosko and a fearsome beast are in a dogfight. Bosko loses, but that's only the first battle.
Big Man from the North
Bosko is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. His sergeant demands that he get his man: a peg-legged villain wanted dead or alive.
Bosko's Soda Fountain
Bosko is a soda jerk, who gives poor service to a mouse and to his former schoolteacher. Later, he must contend with Honey's bratty kitten pupil.
A little orphan girl walks into the life of a hand-to-mouth carnival huckster. He teaches her the ropes and raises her as his own.
Are These Our Children
A tale of juvenile delinquency, about a high-school student neglecting his studies, partying hard, falling in with the wrong crowd and finally finding himself on trial for murder committed during a ro...
Sinkin' in the Bathtub
The film opens with Bosko taking a bath while whistling "Singin' in the Bathtub". A series of gags allows him to play the shower spray like a harp, pull up his pants by tugging his hair, and give the ...
Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.
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