Henry Leroy Willson

Henry Leroy Willson

Birth
Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Nov 1978 (aged 67)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Lot 3, Section 215, Curb Number 673 in Restland B
Memorial ID 24550637 · View Source
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Henry Willson was an American Hollywood talent agent who played a large role in popularizing the beefcake craze of the 1950s. He was known for his stable of young, attractive, oddly-named, marginally talented clients, including Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Rory Calhoun, Clint Walker, Ty Hardin, Robert Wagner, and Chad Everett. He discovered Rhonda Fleming walking to Beverly Hills High School, brought her to David O. Selznick's attention, and helped groom her for stardom, and was instrumental in advancing Lana Turner's career.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Leroy Willson (31 Jul 1911–2 Nov 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24550637, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Austin Hayes (contributor 46576536) .