William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of all time, Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film The Blue Knight.
For me, acting is not an all-consuming thing, except for the moment when I am actually doing it.
(on Humphrey Bogart) I hated that bastard.
I'm a whore, all actors are whores. We sell our bodies to the highest bidder.
|Full Name at Birth||William Franklin Beedle Jr.|
|Other Names||Golden HoldenBillGolden BoyThe Golden Boy|
|Age||63 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||April 17, 1918|
|Birthplace||O`Fallon, Illinois, United States|
|Date of Death||November 12, 1981|
|Location of Death||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Cause of Death||Exsanguination Following A Fall|
|Height||5' 11" (180 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, California, United States|
|University||Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, Wildlife Conservationist.|
|Claim to Fame||Sgt. J.J. Sefton In Stalag 17 (1953).|
|Father||William Franklin Beedle, Sr. (An Industrial Chemist.)|
|Mother||Mary Blanche (née Ball) (A Schoolteacher.)|
|Brother(s)||Robert Westfield Beedle (Navy Fighter Pilot Who Was Killed In Action In World War II)Richard P. Beedle|
|Friends||Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Billy Wilder, Robert Mitchum, Johnny Mercer, Ginger Mercer, Jack Webb, Clark Gable, Art Rooney, Richard Webb|