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June 3, 2014

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest'

Doris Day still grows emotional when talking about the late Rock Hudson, her co-star in three romantic comedies including the 1959 smash Pillow Talk.

'The world lost a talented actor and a fine human being when he passed away,' Day says in a new video for Turner Classic Movies which is paying tribute to Hudson this month.

The actress, now 90, gets choked up a bit and adds: 'I lost one of my dearest friends and I still miss him so much.'

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest.'

November 30, 2012

'Rock and Doris and Elizabeth' will raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust

A stage reading of a play about the life of Rock Hudson will be performed to raise money to fight HIV.

The play, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 earlier in the year, was written by Tracy-Ann Oberman, with all proceeds from the night going to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The play, ‘Rock and Doris and Elizabeth’, explores the friendship between Hollywood star Hudson and friends Doris Day and Elizabeth Taylor, and the media frenzy surrounding speculation of Hudson’s health - which was later confirmed to be AIDS-related.

June 14, 2012

'What you’re doing is so important, both to remember those gone and also to ensure those alive keep living much longer than Rock was able to'

Screen legend Doris Day, now 88, surprised the nearly 3,000 AIDS LifeCycle riders and volunteers over the weekend when she sent a personal message that was read to the group during a candlelight vigil on the last night of their ride.

Day, star of such film classics as Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much, had a friend who was riding in the 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

June 14, 2012

'What you’re doing is so important, both to remember those gone and also to ensure those alive keep living much longer than Rock was able to'

Screen legend Doris Day, now 88, surprised the nearly 3,000 AIDS LifeCycle riders and volunteers over the weekend when she sent a personal message that was read to the group during a candlelight vigil on the last night of their ride.

Day, star of such film classics as Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much, had a friend who was riding in the 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.