Birth Name: Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.
Date of Birth: November 17, 1925
Place of Birth: Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Date of Birth: October 2, 1985
Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, California
*50% mix of German and Swiss-German
Rock Hudson was an American actor. He was a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the son of Katherine Marie (Wood) and Roy Harold Scherer.
He is known as one of the first prominent people to die of AIDS.
Rock’s paternal grandfather was Theodore Thomas Scherer (the son of Adam Scherer and Elizabeth Dietrich). Theodore was born in Illinois. Adam was German, from Thaleischweiler, Bayern. Elizabeth was Swiss, of Swiss-German descent.
Rock’s paternal grandmother was Lena M. Blatter (the daughter of John Henry Blatter and Mary/Anna Jaggi). Lena was born in Illinois. John was Swiss, of Swiss-German descent.
Rock’s maternal grandfather was James Wood (the son of Edwin Wood and Hannah Greatrex). James was born in Armitage, Staffordshire, England.
Rock’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellen Enright (the daughter of Timothy Enright and Mary Healy). Rock’s grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, her father from County Limerick and her mother from County Cork.
Source: Genealogy of Rock Hudson – https://www.wikitree.com