Rochelle Hudson

Rochelle Hudson

  • Born on
    • March 6th, 1916
  • Died on
    • January 17th, 1972
Rochelle 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. The Oklahoma City-born actress began her career as a teenager. She had signed a contract with RKO Pictures on November 22, 1930, when she was 17 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 a girl goes wrong, men go right after her!" 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 CBS situation comedy That's My Boy, based on a 1951 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin film of the same name.


Acting (17 Credits)

1967Gallery of Horror as Helen Spalding
1964The Night Walker as Hilda
1964Strait-Jacket as Emily Cutler
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Judy's Mother
1941Meet Boston Blackie as Cecelia Bradley
1938Mr. Moto Takes a Chance as Victoria 'Vicki' Mason
1936Poppy as Poppy
1935Curly Top as Mary Blair
1935Les Misérables as Cosette
1934Imitation of Life as Jessie Pullman, Age 18
1934Judge Priest as Virginia Maydew
1933Wild Boys of the Road as Grace
1933Doctor Bull as Virginia (Muller)/Banning
1933She Done Him Wrong as Sally
1932Hell's Highway as Mary Ellen
1932Penguin Pool Murder as Telephone Operator
1930Sinkin' in the Bathtub as Honey (voice) (uncredited)

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