Phyllis Gates

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Phyllis L Gates was born 7 Dec 1925 in Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota.  Her parents were possibly that Leo Gates (d. Jul 1970) and Mabel who appear in Lisbon, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota in 1930 with a daughter Phillis. One-time secretary to [[Rock Hudson]]'s agent [[Henry Willson]], she married Rock on 9 Nov 1955 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara, her friend Pat Devlin was her maid-of-honor. The marriage lasted a little less then three years, they divorced on 13 Aug 1958 in the Santa Monica Superior Court.  It was Rock Hudson's only marriage.  Both prior and after this he had gay lovers.  And apparently so did she.
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She died 4 Jan 2006 at the age of 80.  Her obituary appears in the ''Los Angeles Times''.  Her funeral service was held January 10 in Montevideo, [[Minnesota]].
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/img/v3/01-17-2006.NMC_14GATESWEDDING.G1E1PRD9J.1.jpg
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==Primary documents==
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*[http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0403/20/lkl.00.html Interview with Phyllis Gates], 20 Mar 2004 on Larry King Live
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=ssdi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=phyllis&gsln=gates&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&pcat=34&fh=20&recid=24951190&recoff=1+2 Social Security Death Index] showing : "Phyllis L Gates, born 7 Dec 1925, SSN issued by Minnesota, died 4 Jan 2006 last residence Marina Del Ray, Los Angeles County, California"
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==Secondary sources==
 
*[http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0602,musto,71644,15.html Michael Musto] in the Village Voice
 
*[http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0602,musto,71644,15.html Michael Musto] in the Village Voice
 
*[http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Hudson-His-Story/dp/0688064728 ''Rock Hudson, His Story''] at Amazon
 
*[http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Hudson-His-Story/dp/0688064728 ''Rock Hudson, His Story''] at Amazon
*[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2006_Feb_28/ai_n16107748 "Outing Mrs Rock Hudson..."], ''The Advocate'', Robert Hefler, [[Feb 28]], 2006
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*[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2006_Feb_28/ai_n16107748 "Outing Mrs Rock Hudson..."], ''The Advocate'', Robert Hefler, 28 Feb  2006
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*[http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:aFBWXk86dvQJ:pgw.com/catalog/catalog.asp%3FDBKey%3D180%26CatalogKey%3D0%26Action%3DView%26Index%3DTitle%26Book%3D327279%26Order%3D145+%22jack+navaar%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us PGW Catalog, ''The Man who Invented Rock Hudson''], an excerpt.
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==Further reading==
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*''My Husband, Rock Hudson'', memoir by Phyllis Gates. 1987.
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*''The Man who Invented Rock Hudson...'', Robert Hoffler. 2005. 325 pages. ISBN 0-7867-1607-X
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[[Category:Movies and Television]]
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[[Category:Minnesota]]
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[[Category:California]]
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[[Category:GLBT]]

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