William Holden

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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.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1981
S.O.B. (1981)
Tim Culley

1980
The Earthling (1980)
Patrick Foley

1980
Shelby Gilmore

1979
Ashanti (1979)
Jim Sandell

1979
Prisoner smoking a cigar in prison camp

1978
Richard Thorn

1978
Fedora (1978)
Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler

1976
Network (1976)
Max Schumacher

1976
21 Hours at Munich (1976) (TV Movie)
Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber

1974
Open Season (1974)
Hal Wolkowski

1974
Jim Duncan

1973
Breezy (1973)
Frank Harmon

1973
The Blue Knight (1973) (TV Movie)
Bumper Morgan

1973
The Devil's Daughter (1973) (TV Movie)
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1972
The Revengers (1972)
John Benedict

1971
Wild Rovers (1971)
Ross Bodine

1969
Laurent Ségur

1969
Pike Bishop

1968
Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick

1967
Casino Royale (1967)
Ransome

1966
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Alvarez Kelly

1964
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Major Ferris

1964
Richard Benson, Rick

1962
Father O'Banion

1962
Eric Erickson

1962
The Lion (1962)
Robert Hayward

1960
Robert Lomax

1959
Maj. Henry Kendall

1958
The Key (1958)
Capt. David Ross

1957
Shears

1956
Lt. Col. Colin Black

1956
Maj. Lincoln Bond

1955
Mark Elliott

1955
Picnic (1955)
Hal Carter

1954
McDonald Walling

1954
Stanley Krown

1954
Narrator in original US version

1954
Sabrina (1954)
David Larrabee

1954
Lt. Harry Brubaker

1954
Bernie Dodd

1953
Capt. Roper

1953
Stalag 17 (1953)
Sgt. J.J. Sefton

1953
Donald Gresham

1953
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
Tourist

1952
Boots Malone (1952)
Boots Malone

1952
Jerry McKibbon

1951
Force of Arms (1951)
Sgt. Joe 'Pete' Peterson

1951
Lt. Cmdr. Ken White

1950
Johnny Rutledge

1950
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Joe Gillis

1950
Union Station (1950)
Lt. William Calhoun

1950
Lux Video Theatre (1950) (TV Show)
Intermission Guest

1949
Dear Wife (1949)
Bill Seacroft

1949
Dick Richmond

1949
Jim Dawkins

1948
Jason Taylor

1948
David Harvey

1948
The Dark Past (1948)
Al Walker

1948
Capt. Del Stewart

1947
Blaze of Noon (1947)
Colin McDonald

1947
Dear Ruth (1947)
Lt. William Seacroft

1947
Variety Girl (1947)
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1943
Norman Reese

1943
Reconnaissance Pilot
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1942
Michael Stewart

1942
Casey Kirby

1942
Andrew Long

1941
Al Ludlow

1941
Texas (1941)
Dan Thomas

1940
Arizona (1940)
Peter Muncie

1940
Our Town (1940)
George Gibbs

1940
P.J. 'Petey' Simmons

1939
Golden Boy (1939)
Joe Bonaparte

1939
Tim Taylor

1939
Graduate Who Says 'Thank You'

1938
Prison Farm (1938)
Prisoner

Soundtrack Credits

1971
Wild Rovers (1971)
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1955
Picnic (1955)
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1950
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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1947
Variety Girl (1947)
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1940
Arizona (1940)
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1939
Golden Boy (1939)
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Quotes

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List of William Holden quotes.

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.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring William Holden on the cover.
  • William Holden - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (2 August 1958)
  • William Holden - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (23 October 1954)
  • William Holden - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (3 February 1940)
  • William Holden - Now Playing Magazine [United States] (September 2006)
  • William Holden - Cosmopolitan Magazine [United States] (1 March 1963)
  • Grace Kelly - Photo Roman Magazine [France] (1 January 1958)

Pictorials

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List of William Holden magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Cary Grant - Votre Beauté Magazine [France] (February 1998)
  • Clark Gable - Jeunesse Cinéma Magazine [France] (July 1965)
  • Rock Hudson - Cinemonde Magazine [France] (26 February 1959)

Dating History

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First NameWilliam
Last NameHolden
Full Name at BirthWilliam Franklin Beedle Jr.
Other NamesGolden Holden
Bill
Golden Boy
The Golden Boy
Age63 (age at death)
Date of BirthApril 17, 1918
BirthplaceO`Fallon, Illinois, United States
Date of DeathNovember 12, 1981
Location of DeathSanta Monica, California, United States
Cause of DeathExsanguination Following A Fall
Height5' 11" (180 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignAries
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolSouth Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, California, United States
UniversityPasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California, United States
OccupationActor, Wildlife Conservationist.
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameSgt. J.J. Sefton In Stalag 17 (1953).
Official Websitefindagrave.com
FatherWilliam Franklin Beedle, Sr. (An Industrial Chemist.)
MotherMary 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
FriendsRonald Reagan, John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Billy Wilder, Robert Mitchum, Johnny Mercer, Ginger Mercer, Jack Webb, Clark Gable, Art Rooney, Richard Webb

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