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Rock Hudson height: 6ft 5in (196 cm)

American actor best remembered for films such as Pillow Talk, Giant, Seconds, Ice Station Zebra, All That Heavens Allows, Written on the Wind, Tobruk and Avalanche. In 1967 he mentioned how he used to "stand 6'5" I'm 6'4". My doctor tells me there's nothing unusual about it. Happens all the time to out-size people like me. I'm glad. Now I'm a little closer to the gang"

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Sam says on 18/May/15
On Giant, all are much shorter except for that racist diner owner near the end who whoops him, that guy looks at least even height with Hudson with a solid weight advantage.
movieguy says on 17/May/15
Watching Macmillan and Wife at present. Rock is in early middle age I guess. Filled out a little by then and although still good looking no longer world's most handsome man. I would guess that Rock looks about 6'4'' in this show.
movieguy says on 17/May/15
Watching Macmillan and Wife at present. Rock is in early middle age I guess. Filled out a little by then and although still good looking no longer world's most handsome man. I would guess that Rock looks about 6'4'' in this show.
Dan says on 15/May/15
KROC...Aside from Hudson, thecast of "Giant" is full of midgets, so of course Hudson would look 6'5" in that. I put him at 6'4".
James B says on 26/Mar/15
Rob I don't think he looked a full 6'5 compared to clint eastwood
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Feb/15
@Bruno: He looks closer to 6ft4 in that picture with Lansbury but I think he had lost some height by that stage.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Feb/15
Funny thing is in A Farewell to Arms Jennifer Jones said to Rock "You go into town and find yourself some gay young playmate" LOL!! Makes you wonder if it was an in joke or something though, gay generally meant jovial in those days but I believe the term was in use by even 1957...
Arch Stanton says on 21/Feb/15
Come September also worth adding.
shorty says on 9/Feb/15
I believe Rock Hudson was a legit 6'4" I met Clint Walker and he said I was one of the few men he had to look up at. Like I said before I am 6'10 1/8" and 340#. I have lost some height myself I was measure at a shade under 6'11" about 1/16" Clint is a legit 6'6" 250#
Bruno says on 1/Jan/15
Towered over (5'8'')Ed Fox in 1980 Mirror Cracked, looked a head taller. Not a good photo.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Jan/15
He looks like an adolescent beside Walker
Sam says on 29/Dec/14
No Barker, all your downlistings are too low. If you're going to claim two inches under the listing, you should have evidence.
Barker says on 27/Dec/14
On a good day, Rock Hudson was 6' 3" barefooted.
Arch Stanton says on 5/Dec/14
Rob can you add a photo? Looks a full 6'5" in One Desire.
KROC says on 12/Nov/14
Walker had a footwear advantage Rampage... He was wearing boots the entire movie.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 10/Nov/14
He doesn't look over 6ft4 in this picture with Clint Walker

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KROC says on 27/Oct/14
Actually yeah he could. Easily. Personally I think that Walker was 6'4.5 and Hudson was a legit 6'5. So we're not talking about a significant difference to begin with.
Jay says on 15/Oct/14
If Walker was actually smaller than Hudson, then he wouldn't make Rock look shorter in Send Me No Flowers, just by wearing boots.
KROC says on 2/Sep/14
And in what movie have you seen where Clint Walker has actually looked 6'5 range? Don't bring up the one with Hudson where Clint had a significant footwear advantage.
James B says on 28/Aug/14
6'4 range. Him and clint Eastwood where close in height
Arch Stanton says on 23/Aug/14
LOL how can Hudson be an "easy 6 ft 5" and Clint Walker only 194cm.
KROC says on 14/Aug/14
If there's anyone who doesn't believe that Rock was a legit 6'5, then they haven't seen the movie GIANT. The man looked an easy 6'5 in that movie.
Sam says on 5/Aug/14
Here in walking pictures near Kirk Douglas and Robert Ryan, he does look 6'5" range IMO, a lift-less Douglas is unsuprisingly towered by Hudson.
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KROC says on 5/Aug/14
@Filmfan Yea I've already seen it. He did not look anything over 6'5 with Jack Benny. The only way that Walker was bigger then Rock was in build. In terms of height they were more or less the same.
KROC says on 17/Jul/14
@Filmfan Walker was wearing boots throughout that entire film. It was difficult for me to guage his height because of that. Rock did not look 6'5 in that movie. Makes me wonder if he had shed some height by then. I can't comment on how he looked in the Dirty Dozen because I haven't seen that movie yet. In most movies that I've seen Walker in he looks 194cm and looks to weigh about 240lbs. He was a big guy for sure.
jtm says on 16/Jul/14
he was only 41 or 42 in 1967. he looked 6'5 to me but i would be very surprise he lost full inch at that time.
Arch Stanton says on 10/Jul/14
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KROC says on 8/Jul/14
Arch 99% of the movies I've seen Clint Walker in he looks within the same range that you described Rock Hudson. Seriously he looked 194cm in Night of the Grizzly! He barely looked 6'5 next to Vincent Price in Dead or Alive. Looks 194cm in Cheyenne which I'm watching right now by the way. I'd have an easier time believing Rock was 6'5 range then Walker...
Arch Stanton says on 4/Jul/14
Doris Day's character described him a six six, yeah. But 6 ft 7 in shoes though? Didn't even look close Edguy. In most of his films he looked in that Manganiello/Ibrahimovic sort of range 6'4.5-6'5". Never looked as big on screen as guys like Chuck Connors and Clint Walker, although in some films like Giant and certain scenes in other films he could look near 6'6.
edguy282 says on 23/Jun/14
I just watched Pillow Talk (1959), and the characters in the movie often cite how Hudson's character is 6'6". He may have well been that height in his peak!
Arch Stanton says on 27/May/14
Finally managed to find All that Heaven Allows. What a beautifully shot film. Definitive mid 50s colour film for me. Both that film and The Trouble with Harry looked awesome from 1955 shot in the autumn. I can't believe Jane Wyman was 38 when they filmed it! Looked more like 52!
Arch Stanton says on 26/May/14
Better balance now, thanks.
Arch Stanton says on 25/May/14
Rob can you add All That Heavens Allows, Written on the Wind, Tobruk and Avalanche?
Arch Stanton says on 25/May/14
Huge hands too as well as feet. They zoomed in on his hands in Seconds and they were huge!!
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
I've seen Pandora now, just not Heaven.
Ricardo says on 7/May/14
TCM channel in Brazil is playing a few Rock movies this week. I just watched "Showdown" (1973 movie - by the way, I had never seen this film and what a terrible film! Really bad!) with Rock, Dean Martin (5'11") and a tall Susan Clark! Rock looks very tall. Much taller than anybody else in the film. By the way, a young Ed Begley Jr is in the movie and he is listed 6'4". Rock had to be in 1973 somewhere between 6'5" to 6'6".

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Sam says on 6/May/14
Looking back, I realized I had gotten All That Heaven Allows as well as Pandora on Netflix.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/14
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman is another which is extremely hard to get hold of and very expensive!
Arch Stanton says on 2/May/14
I still find it dubious that he was down to 6'4" in 1967. I mean that year in Tobruk he looked about 5 inches taller than Peppard and in 1968-9 whenever they shot The Undefeated he actually looked about 1.5 inches taller than Wayne. If he was 6'4" at the time John Wayne looked 6'2.5 tops in comparison.
Arch Stanton says on 2/May/14
Yeah that's what I'd guess for both. Sam can you find a link to All That Heaven Allows. It's surprising as it's one of Rock's more notable films.
Sam says on 1/May/14
I'm surprised at least on All That Heaven Allows because that is easily available here stateside.
I wonder if Rock's quote about losing height might have been effected by seeing the doctor later in the day and lost some of his 6'5" range-frame. I think it's possible that he was 195 cm, like I think Joe Manganiello is.
Arch Stanton says on 30/Apr/14
All That Heaven Allows is £10 and The Girl Who Had Everything £25 on Amazon!! Very expensive. Few copies seem to exist, it's not just online.
Arch Stanton says on 30/Apr/14
Some films are really hard to find online or are expensive on DVD for some reason. All That Heaven Allows and The Girl Who Had Everything are really difficult to get hold of. Perhaps the film companies have certain films which they scour the web for and ensure they're taken down as it's surprising.
Mr. Kaplan says on 25/Apr/14
Brad A., that was most likely done to give him easier access to roles.
Arch Stanton says on 23/Apr/14
In Pillow Talk Doris says "He's 6 ft 6". There is a scene in which he's in the bath and he puts his feet up and they're huge!!
Brad A. says on 19/Apr/14
He's listed as 6'3.5" in a YouTube video called "Rock Hudson's First Screen Test". He was 24 at the time.
RisingForce says on 13/Apr/14
Good find, Rob, but I'm surprised he was already saying that by 1967. As I've posted before, he said essentially the same thing in 1982, but it'd be strange to already lose an inch by 1967 and not lose any more by 56-57. For what it's worth, he still looked 6'5" next to Reagan in the 80's.
Sam says on 3/Apr/14
After reviewing the celeb-filled pictures from John Wayne's birthday at Paramount, I don't see Hudson as over 6'5". I think 195-196 cm at peak is a good guess.
Arch Stanton says on 3/Apr/14
6'5" range is possible for Clint Walker, he might have been similar to Chuck Connors but both men pretty much looked 6'6" to me. Were they ever in a film together? BTW I watched They Shoot Horses, Don't They? yesterday and Michael Conrad is another of a similar height, 6'5.5" looks accurate for him he looked nearly 6 inches taller than Bruce Dern!
Arch Stanton says on 3/Apr/14
So he said he already lost an inch by 42 Rob?? Although a heavy drinker and smoker he kept himself pretty fit. Seems hardly to believe he'd lost a full inch at 42.
[Editor Rob: unless lying, but it isn't impossible to lose some height through physical wear and disc damage in 40's. Could also be slight measurement error, posture/stance not as good, earlier morning versus later in day measuring.]
Editor Rob says on 2/Apr/14
Here's a quote from 1967..
"I'm surprised about it...I used to stand 6'5", now I'm 6'4". My doctor tells me there's nothing unusual about it. Happens all the time to out-size people like me. I'm glad. Now I'm a little closer to the gang."
KROC says on 2/Apr/14
@Arch Stanton
I just finished watching Send Me No Flowers, and I do agree with you in that case. So I started watching other movies with Clint Walker. He didn't look anything over 6'5 with Peter Graves in Scream of the Wolf. Interestingly enough, in a photo with James Arness he looks 194cm. There's also a photo with the bodybuilder Steve Reeves (about 6'1) where he also looks 6'4 range. I think the 6'6 listing is merely Hollywood hype.
Rick says on 1/Apr/14
I agree with KROC, he is 6'5" to 6'6".
Arch Stanton says on 31/Mar/14
He does look easily 6'5" in Magnificent Obsession though, can look 6'6 in some scenes.
Arch Stanton says on 31/Mar/14
I thought actually he looked 6'4" range in The Golden Blade but I think 6'5" is probably accurate.
Arch Stanton says on 31/Mar/14
@KROC, Walker looked about 6 f 6 in Send Me No Flowers, and looked about 1.5 inches taller but he had on cowboy boots and Rock normal shoes. You could argue 197 and 194 for Hudson but claiming Walker was a flat 6'52 is like saying Rock was a flat 6'4".
KROC says on 20/Mar/14
I just finished watching Golden Blade, and other movies starring this guy. No way is he under 6'5! He looked 6'6 in the movie Giant. Especially in the diner fight scene with Mickey Simpson (who is listed as 6'6, but probably is really 6'5)they looked exactly the same. I still think that Clint Walker is 6'5 after seeing Dead or Alive with Vincent Price. He barely had an inch on that guy...
avi says on 8/Feb/14
@Shaun says on 7/Sep/12
Reagan's height in the 80s was questionable, he certainly didn't look the 6'1" he might have been in his prime. I think somewhere around 6' would have been in the ballpark as he'd lost height by the time he was in office I think.

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Rock is looking a strong 6'5" here and clearly nothing under 6'5". More chance of 6'6" than 6'4".
Shaun says on 7/Sep/12

Reagan was never 6'1 peak maybe over 6'0 but thats even questionable as he was only 2.5-3 tops inches taller than 5'8.5 Jimmy Carter but yeah by the late 80s was 5'11-5'11.5 max. there is about 5 inches in that infamous picture. so Rock at 6'4.5 even a strong 6'4 is reasonable. the 6'3.5 listing is strange. must be from he was 17 or 18 and it stuck until he was measured again at 6'4.5ish hence he gets 6'4 and 6'5 listings depending on a roundup or rounddown.
avi says on 8/Feb/14
6'4.5 . Arness always seemed a 6'6.5-6'7 guy
Arch Stanton says on 24/Jan/14
What on earth 3 inches??? No where near it. The difference to me from what I remember of them on the golf course was about 2 inches max, and Clint Walker was wearing cowboy boots and Rock was in normal golf shoes. As Nielsen says the real height difference would be 1-1.5" at most.
nielsen says on 24/Jan/14
Height difference between Rock and Clint Walker is just what it should be, 2 inches, in thet movie. Clint is wearing 2in cowboy boots while Rock is in regular shoes. Clint is 1 inch taller than Rock in real life, if both men were barefoot.

My estimation (peak) conserning tall actors:

- James Arness 201cm
- James Cromwell 201cm
- Ken Howard 199cm
- Michael Conrad 199cm
- Clint Walker 198cm
- Fess Parker 198cm
- Alan Napier 198cm
- Chuck Connors 196cm
- Sterling Hayden 196cm
- Rock Hudson 196cm
spaniard68 says on 19/Jan/14
What really confuses me is the height difference between Rock and Clint Walker in Send me no flowers. In the picture that was posted here Clint seems to have 3 inches on Rock, maybe because Clint was wearing cowboy boots and had ground advantage, that's the only possible explanation. I watched part of the movie and Clint Walker always looked way bigger than Hudson though. Next to James Arness he looked 1'5 inches shorter and Arness was no less than 6'7" to Wayne he appeared to be 1'5 inches taller than the Duke and Wayne was huge indeed.If he once said he was 6'5", why would it be otherwise?.If he really was 6'4,75" and wanted to round up a bit, good for him!!
spaniard68 says on 18/Jan/14
Bruno, check out the photos of Reagan and the King of Spain, King Juan Carlos claimed he was 1.86m in his youth, he had 2,5 inches on Reagan. He definitely was 5'11" during his presidency.In the picture with Rock, the top of Reagan's head comes up to Hudson's nose tip...there's a 6 inch difference between them... Hudson has a relaxed body posture.
Ricardo says on 17/Jan/14
I still cannot see a difference between Clint Walker and Rock. Moreover, Clint is wearing boots all the time. I just watched the film again. The photos of Rock and Arness also do not show a 2 inches difference, so, for me Rock is 6'6".
Bruno says on 15/Jan/14
Arch have a look of any photos of Pres Reagan and lady Di, He is always taller than her by at least 1''. She was 6' in heels, so Reagan is defo 6' during his presidency and taller at peak close to 6'1''
little sue says on 13/Jan/14
Must have been angle of photo. I compared it to a photo I have of him standing next to Liz in Giant and he looks taller in earlier pic. Liz has got big hair in the later pic though so maybe that makes him look shorter.
Arch Stanton says on 12/Jan/14
That's odd Sue as he looked an easy 6'5" next to Reagan in 1985 not long before his death!! Reagan looked more 5'11" range during his presidency though. He was never a legit 6'1" er.
little sue says on 11/Jan/14
Found some pics from a Charity gig not long before he died standing between Liz Taylor and Liza Minelli. He looks to have lost quite a few inches, only looking about 6ft 1.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Jan/14
Yes, Clint Walker was one of the few guys in film who outsized Rock in height and build, but he was wearing cowboy boots in Send Me No Flowers and Rock had on normal shoes.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Jan/14
Oh he wasn't 6'6" I know that, and Clint Walker did look 1-1.5 taller than him in Send Me No Flowers. I think 6'4.5"-6'5" is most likely.
KROC says on 26/Dec/13
Clint Walker wasn't 6'6. He is 6'5. He only has an inch on Vincent Price.
daddy cool says on 11/Nov/13
Rock was only slightly shorter than 6'7 Jim Arness in Horizons West so 6'5 seems about right. He might have been closer to 6'5.5in in his youth.

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Arch Stanton says on 8/Nov/13
Looks between 6'4" and 6'5" to me in Come September. I think 195cm could have been on the money.
MrTBlack says on 1/Nov/13
The video that said '6'3.5" must have been handwritten and not verified. He's 6'4.5" at the lowest from what I've seen.
Arch Stanton says on 13/Sep/13
Elizabeth Taylor is in big heels and he still looks easily a foot taller.
Arch Stanton says on 13/Sep/13
Rob I think the film was Giant. I think you said he look "really massive in that and looked 6'6" in it" and I agree with you, he looks 6'6" in this film.
RisingForce says on 29/Aug/13
Found that quote both Knowitall and myself have mentioned again where Rock claims to have shrunk from 6'5" to 6'4". From 8/29/82 Los Angeles Times.

"I used to be 6-foot-5," he likes to say. "Now I'm just 6-foot-4." It comes from doing all that television."

Also interesting is this from a 1957 article.

"He is physically immense— 6 feet, 5 inches tall (a little ashamed of his height, he protests that he is 6 feet, 4 inches), weighs 200 pounds"

Explains why he was listed at 6'4" and even 6'3" earlier on. Though even the interviewer wasn't buying the 6'4" he claimed earlier in his career.
JimMorrison says on 28/Aug/13
Was taller than Duke the draft-dodger in THE UNDEFEATED even though Wayne was wearing his lifts. Six five or more for sure.
john b says on 8/Aug/13
Arch I've just watched the film pillow talk with Rock and Doris Day she says in the film how tall he was which was 6'6 '' so guess the film you were looking for was Pillow Talk. Always thought he was a good 6'2 but guess not lol.
Arch Stanton says on 6/Aug/13
Yeah Gavin edged out Clint Eastwood who I think genuinely measured 6'4" at least in the morning at peak. In the early scenes in Psycho though it seemed they had Janet Leigh on a box next to him, he looked nowhere near 6'4" in comparison!! I agree though that later on he looked 6'4" next to Perkins.
Knowitall says on 31/Jul/13
More proof Hudson was six five:

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He makes James Garner look short!

I see a five-inch difference.

And Ross Hunter wasn't short. He was about five eleven.
Knowitall says on 30/Jul/13
I was in the entertainment business. But seeing the web is filled with nutjobs, it!s not safe to make oneself known. Too many risks.

Here's more proof Hudson was six five:

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Gavin was reportedly six four. As you can see, Hudson is taller.

Gavin was a lot taller than Tony Perkins in Psycho. I've seen Gavin in the flesh and can report his peak height was six four.

I guess you just have to trust me.
Arch Stanton says on 28/Jul/13
It's difficult to believe the "I remember back in the day at Universal" type claimers on here. Frank2 was the only one I believed on here because he had photographic proof of who he was. This site just tends to attract rather a lot of apparent old Hollywood personnel who apparently knew what John Wayne had in his shoes etc. I think a lot of people claiming that on here are frauds and only say it to strengthen their own arguments. I agree that Rock Hudson was 6'5", but I wish the people claiming to be in the Hollywood film industry on here would link some photos or something to prove themselves... You might be legit, I have no idea, but most surely aren't.
Arch Stanton says on 26/Jul/13
Rob what was the film you said he looked massive and like 6 ft 6 in, was it Giant?
[Editor Rob: I can't remember now!]
Knowitall says on 19/Jul/13
Hudson was one of the very few actors who in person was kind of intimidating because of his height. I remember back one day at Universal when he walked past a group of people and I heard them muttering stuff like "I knew he was tall, but not that tall!"

He looked six five to me. That was back in the early 1970s.

They had to put other actors on platforms that worked with him. Otherwise they couldn't have framed the shots.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Jul/13
Could've been 6ft5.5/197cm at his tallest.
But towards the end looked about 6ft4, maybe a fraction over.

He was a huge man
Sam says on 18/Jul/13
Any estimate under 6'4" for Hudson is suspect. How he looked next to other 6'4"+ guys is another matter, as he can look closer to 6'4" sometimes and 6'5"ish other times, to me.
Knowitall says on 18/Jul/13
He was six five.

You know, this diminishing of really tall actors has become a pattern on this website. Idiots claim John Wayne was six one and wore huge lifts.

It's tiring reading this tripe written by people who have no idea what they're talking about.

If Rock Hudson was only six foot three and a half, Ronald Reagan was just five ten. If Reagan was only five ten then Michael Jackson was five six.

See where this is going?

Rock and President Reagan:

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Reagan and Michael Jackson:

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Sixseven says on 16/Jul/13
Rock Hudson was 192 cm tall.(6'3.5")
Arch Stanton says on 16/Jul/13
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Look at the height difference between him and the other guys, That's how he often appears in film, not just tall but a truly very tall guy who looks like he had to be around this. You've got to admit that he does really look even taller than 6'4" in his prime.
Arch Stanton says on 16/Jul/13
Rob can you update his films and correct your "he done do a film" sentence. There is a scene in Lover Come Back when he's barefoot in a gown after Doris Day left him stranded naked and although he is leaning as he runs from the van he really doesn't look like a 6'5" man. However in other scenes he really towers above the other male actors, and doesn't just look tall but very tall and in the height range which can look massive compared to a lot of guys. And he was standing with poor posture and it seemed they were trying to downplay his height. He's a difficult one to gauge because at times he really doesn't look near 6'5", especially in solo scenes, but other times he really looks a full 6'5" minimum and you realize just how tall he was compared to other guys. I think the reason he often didn't look 6'5" as he was well-proportioned and like Manganiello in photos of just him he can look considerably shorter than 6'5" but you realize just how tall they are when stood next to average height guys.
Sam says on 12/Jul/13
He probably was around the same height as, say, Joe Manganiello or Tim Robbins today. He looks 6'4.5"-6'5" in photos to me. He can look close in height to Eastwood and almost 2 inches shorter than Clint Walker.
Knowitall says on 27/Jun/13
Hudson was definitely six five. He was two inches taller than Jimmy Stewart in Bend in the River. He was an inch taller than John Wayne in The Undefeated.

Hudson said he was six five in two interviews, one with TV Guide in the late 1970s and the other in the 1980s. In both interviews he admitted he had lost an inch due to age.
Robert Jay says on 8/Jun/13
His passports list his height as 6'-4".
MaskDeMasque says on 17/May/13
I agree with the 6'3.5 for Hudson, he was a very tall man but not as tall as 6'5. In Seconds he looked around 6-7 inches taller than Salome Jens(5'9).
Arch Stanton says on 23/Apr/13
OK Rock Hudson looked between 1 and 2 inches shorter than Clint Walker in cowboy boots with about a 1.5 inch heel. They showed it up close when he mocked Clint's boots. So Walker would have been 6'7.5 in the boots and Rock around 6'6" in shoes. This of course if Clint Walker was a legit 6'6", I wouldn't bet on him being under 6'5.5" barefoot peak put it that way so 6'4.5"-6'5" for Rock has got to be genuine.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Arrgh then 21:00 odd he barely looks shorter as they walk out. . He seems to badly slouch quite a lot I think.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Nah pause at 16:04 on that video clip him with good posture, 6'5" definitely looks about right as I believe Ed Andrews was a legit 6'2" guy. But he can seem 6'4" range a lot.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
Mmm 15:58, OK that's near 3 inches but doesn't quite look a full 6'5" in comparison in my view.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Apr/13
This is strange, See 15:00 odd. He barely looks taller than 6'2" Edward Andrews. Click Here
Gonzalo says on 4/Feb/13
Rock next to James Arness, listed 6`7 in this site.
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There is another pic of them in which Arness doesn`t look much taller than Hudson. I can´t find it now
Outlaw says on 31/Jan/13
James, those pictures with Eastwood, Hudson, Wayne, etc. were at a bad angle. You could absolutely no way see the height difference accurately between the two.

Click Here Hudson w/5'1" Natalie Wood (she's in at least 3" heels, keep in mind). Even in her high heels, he looks to have 15" on her.
Jamesy says on 25/Jan/13
192-193cm Clint Eastwood was almost as tall as him so I give rock Hudson 194cm.
Trent says on 25/Jan/13
It's a rational theory, but he did put down 6'4 on several passports as well, which I assume was a rounded up claim of his 6'3.5 he was listed at on the screen test. I don't see why he would also be lying about his height on personal documents like that.
Shadow2 says on 24/Jan/13
Red 183 and Trent, please scroll down this page and have a look at my post of 13/Nov/11 which explains Rock's advertised 6'3.5" height as quoted in that video you mention. He would have been unemployable in Hollywood as a young struggling actor in that era, if admitting to being 6'5". Most of the male stars then were relatively short in comparison.
Alex (London) says on 10/Jan/13
I have watched 'Send Me No Flowers' (1964) several times.

Clint Walker at 6'6" is obviously taller than Rock Hudson no matter how you look at it - not just an impression because Clint is broader & more muscular than than the already impressively built Rock.

6'4".5 for Hudson MAX.
Trent says on 9/Jan/13
He was 6'3 & 1/2 at peak, confirmed: see 20 seconds into this video: Click Here
Ajax says on 8/Dec/12
When you first added him you put 6'4"?
Daniel says on 8/Dec/12
Here's a pretty good shot of Hudson, Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and John Wayne. Eastwood, Marvin, and Hudson look almost the same height. They all seem to tower over Fred MacMurray, who's listed as 6' 3".

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Daniel says on 8/Dec/12
Here's a pretty good shot of Hudson, Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and John Wayne. Eastwood, Marvin, and Hudson look almost the same height. They all seem to tower over Fred MacMurray, who's listed as 6' 3".
Mr. R says on 5/Dec/12
Jack Scalia did a tv show with him years ago, and states that Rock was 6-6, not 6-4 as listed.
Ajax says on 4/Dec/12
Rob. You did originally list him as 6'4" before right?
Nancoise says on 3/Nov/12
In pictures with John Wayne (there are many, still and motion) Hudson is always a half inch or more taller. Wayne is universally described as 6'4".
angeleyes says on 30/Oct/12
He was at least 6'4'' but was he taller. Some claim he was really 6'6'' which was probably freak height back in the 50s so they had to knock off a couple of inches in his profile.
Shaun says on 7/Sep/12
Reagan's height in the 80s was questionable, he certainly didn't look the 6'1" he might have been in his prime. I think somewhere around 6' would have been in the ballpark as he'd lost height by the time he was in office I think.

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Rock is looking a strong 6'5" here and clearly nothing under 6'5". More chance of 6'6" than 6'4".
Shaun says on 7/Sep/12
There is a photo of him and Reagan shortly before his death and he looked at least 6'5" I think. Reagan could look 5'11 a lot in the 80s and remember thinking if Rock was 6'5" Reagan was barely 6'. I'll try to find the photo.
patrick says on 30/Aug/12
3cm,3cm difference but it is obviously about the double! Rock is at least 2 inches taller in that clip and he is on the background. Greg Peck never looked shorter than his legit 6'3 height. I still consider that 6'4 was the top height for a first rank star as Rock used to be. None star was taller...i mean real star, not very famous actor as Sterling Hayden or Clint Walker. Fortunately Jhon Wayne was the biggest star and still is which allowed 6'4 - or more - guys as Clint Eastwood to become stars. But think it over...Clint became a star very late, at 35 and the Duke at 32 but really at 35 too. In bend of the river the tall and late talented Jimmy Stewart is way shorter than Rock despite his good 6'3.

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