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Still, it took no less than 38 takes before he could successfully complete one line in his first picture, Fighter Squadron (1948).
By the time he had taken the guest role of Daniel Reece, a suave and stately horse breeder on Dynasty (1981) late in 1984, the AIDS virus was consuming him.
After announcing he had AIDS in July 1985, Hudson received telegrams of support from Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Marlene Dietrich, James Garner, Carol Burnett, Ali Mac Graw, Jack Lemmon, Richard Dreyfuss, Ava Gardner, Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle and Madonna.
President Ronald Reagan, who had recently undergone surgery for colon cancer, personally telephoned him at the hospital.
The three films he had turned down went on to become hugely successful and were critically acclaimed, while A Farewell to Arms (1957) proved to be one of the biggest flops in history.
Before long, he was suffering from memory loss and was forced to use cue cards to read his lines. The media first began to suspect he had serious health problems when he came to Carmel, California, in July 1985 to help his Pillow Talk (1959) co-star Doris Day launch her cable series, Doris Day's Best Friends (1985).
His gaunt appearance and obvious disorientation suddenly became the focus of what was meant to be a joyous reunion of one of Hollywood's favorite on-screen couples. Involved with Marc Christian during the period he knew he had AIDS, but did not disclose it to Christian.
Hudson was diagnosed with AIDS on 5 June 1984 but when the signs of illness became apparent, his publicity staff and doctors told the public that he had liver cancer. He and Savalas' older brother, Telly Savalas, appeared in Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971).
In the last 18 months of his life, Hudson's weight dropped from 215 lbs to 140 lbs. At the time of Hudson's death, his estate was valued at million.