Brett Stuart Patrick Hudson (born January 18, 1953) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He was the youngest member of the musical group the Hudson Brothers, which was formed by his older brothers, Mark and Bill, in 1965. He is now a TV producer and writer.
|Born||January 18, 1953|
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, writer|
Hudson was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the youngest of three boys, (Mark and Bill are his two elder 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). He and his brothers were nephews of actor Keenan Wynn. Hudson's father walked out on the family when he was six, and Eleanor was forced to raise her boys alone, relying on welfare to raise her boys during their upbringing. He was raised Roman Catholic.
Hudson formed the production company Frozen Pictures with Burt Kearns. He has produced many television shows including All the Presidents' Movies with Martin Sheen for Bravo, The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll for Court TV hosted by Gene Simmons of KISS as well as Fox TV's A Current Affair. He also co-wrote and produced the Burt Reynolds movie Cloud 9. In 2012, Hudson co-produced Hansel & Gretel Get Baked released theatrically by Tribeca Film. He previewed his movie The Chris Montez Story with Chris Montez at The Fest for Beatles Fans convention held March 2010 in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Honors and awardsEdit
Hudson married Lavinia Lang in 1992.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer in 2007 and after receiving many conventional as well as alternative cancer treatments has been in remission since 2009. He is the uncle of singer/songwriter Sarah Hudson, actress Kate Hudson of Almost Famous and actor Oliver Hudson of Splitting Up Together.
Producing and directingEdit
|1988||Offshore Television||Television series; producer|
|2001||Adults Only: The Secret History of the Other Hollywood||Miniseries; director and producer|
|2001||The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons||Television film; producer|
|2002||All the Presidents' Movies||Television documentary; director and producer|
|2003||My First Time||Television series; executive producer|
|2005||A Current Affair||Television series; producer|
|2007||Basketball Man||Documentary; producer|
|2008||The Seventh Python||Documentary; producer|
|2009||All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie||Documentary; producer|
|2011||What The||Television series; executive producer|
|2013||Hansel & Gretel Get Baked||Producer|
|2014||The Chris Montez Story||Documentary; producer|
|1978||Zero to Sixty||Harry|
|1978||The Millionaire||Harold Reardon||Television film|
|1980||The Love Boat||Ed Corey||1 episode|
|1994||Chantmania: The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Damonica||Ray Nosseris|
|2009||Cloud 9||Blind man||Uncredited|
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