Bill Hudson (singer)

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Bill Hudson
Born William Hudson
(1949-10-17) October 17, 1949 (age 68)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Musician, actor
Years active 1965–present
Children 5, including Oliver and Kate Hudson

William Hudson (born October 17, 1949)[1] is an American musician and actor. He is best known for being in the band The Hudson Brothers.

Early life[edit]

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


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 released his memoir, Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, in December 2011.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hudson married actress Goldie Hawn in 1976. Hudson filed for divorce in 1980[7] and it was finalized two years later. They have two children, Oliver (b 1976) and Kate (b 1979), who were raised by Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Hudson married Cindy Williams, of Laverne & Shirley fame, in 1982. They have two children. That marriage ended in divorce in 2000. He also has a daughter born in 2006 to a long-term girlfriend.


  1. ^ a b "Bill Hudson Biography (1949- )". Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fisher, Emily (May 14, 1975). "The Hudson Brothers Ensnarled Into The Hollywood Situation'". The St. Petersburg Times. pp. 2–D. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Hudson". McCall's. McCall Pub. Co. 108: 32. 1981. 
  4. ^ Buck, Jerry (November 13, 1986). "Cindy Stars In A Disney Movie". The Free Lance-Star. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ a b c Hudson, Bill "2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family"
  6. ^ Radar Staff (September 23, 2011). "Kate Hudson's Dad Exposes Dark Secrets In Tell All: Goldie Hawn Wanted Open Marriage". Radar Online. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (4 September 1980). Goldie's Husband Wants Divorce. The Virgin Islands Daily News.

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