Imagine a man built like a tank: 6' 5" frame, barrel chest, square jaw. This man speaks with a low voice, sports a full set of hair, and tantalizes his female fans with his persistent bachelorhood.
But this man is also skilled dancer, a masterful flirt, and the consummate gentleman. He plays sensitive characters who aren't cry-babies but who feel so many emotions, and his outfits are always coordinated, whether they're three-piece suits or a flannel work shirts and jeans.
This man was the perfect projection of what women of the 1950s and ‘60s thought they wanted when they fell asleep at night. And that projection — named “Rock Hudson” [...]