Bill Hudson (singer)

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Bill Hudson
Born William Hudson
(1949-10-17) October 17, 1949 (age 67)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Musician, actor
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Goldie Hawn (m. 1976; div. 1982)
Cindy Williams (m. 1982; div. 2000)
Children 5, including Oliver and Kate Hudson

William "Bill" 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.[2] His mother was Italian American (his maternal grandfather came from Carlentini, Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy).[3][4][5][6] His father left his family when he was six.[6] He was raised Roman Catholic.[6]


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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hudson married actress Goldie Hawn in 1976. Hudson filed for divorce in 1980[8] and it was finalized two years later. They have two children, Oliver (b 1976) and Kate (b 1979), who were raised by Goldie and Kurt Russell.[9]

Hudson married Cindy Williams, of Laverne & Shirley fame, in 1982. They have two children, Emily (b. 1982) and Zachary (b. 1986). That marriage ended in divorce in 2000. He also has a daughter, Lalania Hudson, born in 2006 to a long-term.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Bill Hudson Biography (1949- )". Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Fisher, Emily (May 14, 1975). "The Hudson Brothers Ensnarled Into The Hollywood Situation' .". The St. Petersburg Times. pp. 2–D. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Hudson". McCall's. McCall Pub. Co. 108: 32. 1981. 
  5. ^ Buck, Jerry (November 13, 1986). "Cindy Stars In A Disney Movie .". The Free Lance-Star. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  6. ^ a b c Hudson, Bill "2 Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family"
  7. ^ Radar Staff (September 23, 2011). "Kate Hudson's Dad Exposes Dark Secrets In Tell All: Goldie Hawn Wanted Open Marriage". Radar Online. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (4 September 1980). Goldie's Husband Wants Divorce. The Virgin Islands Daily News.
  9. ^ 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. 

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