Meet Linda Kingsberg-Hudson, wife of actor Ernie Hudson. Ernie met his wife, Linda Kingsberg, a former flight attendant, when he was starring in a Minneapolis production of The Great White Hope.
Ernie said he was reluctant to marry Linda, partly because she is white and he was nervous about their prospects as an interracial couple. Ernie says, “I knew there would be problems,” and he was right. Realtors in the area where they bought their home in the 1980’s were reluctant to show them properties. “And people told us not to have children, because the children would be confused,” says Linda.
Disregarding such advice, Ernie and Linda married in 1985. The couple has two children together, sons Andrew and Ross. Also, Ernie has two sons from his first marriage; Ernest Jr. and and Rocky.
Ernest Hudson has starred in over 80 movies. He is well known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s Oz and Sergeant Albrecht in the cult movie The Crow.
Here’s a video of Ernie and wife Linda leaving the “Noble Son” premiere.