Bill Hudson (singer)

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Bill Hudson
Born William Louis Hudson
(1949-10-17) 17 October 1949 (age 64)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Ethnicity Italian mother
English father
Occupation Musician, actor
Years active 1965–present
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Goldie Hawn (m. 1976–80)
Cindy Williams (m. 1982–2000)
Children two with Hawn:
--Oliver Hudson (b. 1976)
--Kate Hudson (b. 1979)
two with Williams:
--Emily Hudson (b. 1982)
--Zachary Hudson (b. 1986)
one with a long-term girlfriend:
--Lalania Hudson (b. 2006)

William Louis "Bill" Hudson (born 17 October 1949) is an American musician and actor. He is best known for being in the band The Hudson Brothers.

Life and career[edit]

Hudson was born in Portland, Oregon, the eldest of three sons born to Eleanor (née Salerno). His mother was Italian American (his maternal grandfather came from Carlentini, Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy)[1][2][3][4] and his father was mostly of English descent.[5] His father left his family when he was six.[4] He was raised Roman Catholic.[4]

As an actor, Hudson appeared in the film Big Shots (1987) and three episodes of the television series Doogie Howser, M.D. from 1989 to 1992.

Hudson dated actresses Jill St. John, Ali MacGraw, and Loretta Swit.[6] He married actress Goldie Hawn in 1976 following her divorce from Gus Trikonis. Together they had two children, both of whom are actors, Kate and Oliver Hudson. After their divorce in 1980, the children were raised by Hawn and her domestic partner, Kurt Russell.[7]

Hudson married Cindy Williams, of Laverne & Shirley fame, in 1982. They had two children, Emily and Zachary Hudson. That marriage also ended in divorce in 2000. He also has a daughter, Lalania Hudson, born in 2006 to a long-term girlfriend.[7]

Hudson released his memoir, Two Versions: The other side of fame and family, in December 2011.[8]


  1. ^ Fisher, Emily (14 May 1975). "The Hudson Brothers Ensnarled Into The Hollywood Situation' .". The St. Petersburg Times. pp. 2–D. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Hudson". McCall's (McCall Pub. Co.) 108: 32. 1981. 
  3. ^ Buck, Jerry (13 November 1986). "Cindy Stars In A Disney Movie .". The Free Lance-Star. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b c Hudson, Bill "2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family"
  5. ^ "Kate Hudson". EthniCelebs. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Cindy Williams and Bill Hudson Really Do Act Just Like Family
  7. ^ a b Caroline Graham (14 November 2011). "'What Goldie wants, Goldie gets': The astonishing story of actress Kate Hudson's father about his marriage to her sex-crazed mother". The Daily Mail. 
  8. ^ Radar Staff (23 September 2011). "Kate Hudson's Dad Exposes Dark Secrets In Tell All: Goldie Hawn Wanted Open Marriage". Radar Online. 

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