Bill Hudson (singer)

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Bill Hudson
Born William Louis Hudson
(1949-10-17) October 17, 1949 (age 65)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Ethnicity Italian mother
English father
Occupation musician, actor
Years active 1965–present
Religion Roman Catholic[citation needed]
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 October 17, 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 of mostly 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 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.[6]

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.[6]

Hudson released his memoir, Two Versions: The other side of fame and family, in December 2011.[7]


  1. ^ Fisher, Emily (May 14, 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 (November 13, 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. ^ a b Caroline Graham (November 14, 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. 
  7. ^ Radar Staff (September 23, 2011). "Kate Hudson's Dad Exposes Dark Secrets In Tell All: Goldie Hawn Wanted Open Marriage". Radar Online. 

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