The two men fell in love with one another and moved in together. Mark had wanted to go to New York and study opera, but abandoned his own dreams in order to stay in California to be with his love. Miller's decision would turn out to be instrumental in both the life of George and also of another young gay man, Rock Hudson. The three men became good friends and Miller worked at various jobs, including working as a carhop at Jack's on the Sunset Strip and a shoe salesman, in order to provide additional income while Nader and Rock became established as actors. The trio would remain lifetime friend, as close as family with one another. Miller would eventually work as Hudson's personal secretary for 13 years. Mark and George were the executor’s of Rock Hudson’e estate.
Although he lived openly with his partner Mark, Nader did not publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation during his acting career during those hostile years towards gay men; and Universal Studios went to great pains to hide it. Publicity was designed to show Nader on dates with beautiful female stars. Only in 1986, after the death of their friend Rock Hudson, did Nader and Miller come out.
It's reported that Tony Curtis, who appeared with Mr. Nader in the 1955 crime drama Six
Bridges to Cross called him ''one of the kindest and most generous
men I've ever known.''
|George and Rock|
George published a gay-themed sci-fi novel, Chrome in 1978 and he wrote another novel, a sort-of tell-all Hollywood tale, “The Perils of Paul,” which was privately published. More coming up about Chrome so please stay tuned.