William Holden

William Holden
1918 - 1981

William Holden  American Actor

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s through the 1970s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Awar...

Confirmed Relationships9
Longest Relationship30 yrs
Average Relationship Length6 yrs, 7 mths
Rumored Relationships4
First Name William
Last Name Holden
Full Name at Birth William Franklin Beedle Jr.
Alternative Name Golden Holden, Bill, Golden Boy, The Golden Boy
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th April, 1918
Birthplace O`Fallon, Illinois, United States
Died 12th November, 1981
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, United States
Cause of Death Exsanguination Following A Fall
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, California, United States
University Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California, United States
Occupation Text Actor, Wildlife Conservationist.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Sgt. J.J. Sefton In Stalag 17 (1953).
Year(s) Active 1938–1981, 1931–1981
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1890, www.nndb.com/people/210/000022144/, www.biography.com/people/william-holden-9542427
Father William Franklin Beedle, Sr. (An Industrial Chemist.)
Mother Mary Blanche (née Ball) (A Schoolteacher.)
Brother Robert Westfield Beedle (Navy Fighter Pilot Who Was Killed In Action In World War II), Richard P. Beedle
Friend Ronald 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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William Holden63 AriesActor
Stefanie Powers73 ScorpioActress
Patricia Stauffer-Model
Capucine62 CapricornModel
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Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Audrey Hepburn63 TaurusActress
Brenda Marshall76 LibraActress
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Jacqueline Kennedy64 LeoFirst Lady
Lucille Ball77 LeoComedian
Silvana Pampanini90 LibraActress
Erica Beer88 CapricornActress
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S.O.B.1981 Tim Culley Movie
The Earthling1980 Patrick Foley Movie
When Time Ran Out...1980 Shelby Gilmore Movie
Ashanti1979 Jim Sandell Movie
Escape to Athena1979 Prisoner smoking a cigar in prison camp (uncredited) Movie
Damien: Omen II1978 Richard Thorn Movie
Fedora1978 Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler Movie
Network1976 Max Schumacher Movie
21 Hours at Munich1976 Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber TV Movie
Open Season1974 Hal Wolkowski Movie
The Towering Inferno1974 Jim Duncan Movie
Breezy1973 Frank Harmon Movie
The Blue Knight1973 Bumper Morgan TV Movie
The Revengers1972 John Benedict Movie
Wild Rovers1971 Ross Bodine Movie
The Christmas Tree1969 Laurent Ségur Movie
The Wild Bunch1969 Pike Bishop Movie
The Devil's Brigade1968 Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick Movie
Casino Royale1967 Ransome Movie
Alvarez Kelly1966 Alvarez Kelly Movie
The 7th Dawn1964 Major Ferris Movie
Paris When It Sizzles1964 Richard Benson Movie
Satan Never Sleeps1962 Father O'Banion Movie
The Counterfeit Traitor1962 Eric Erickson Movie
The Lion1962 Robert Hayward Movie
The World of Suzie Wong1960 Robert Lomax Movie
The Horse Soldiers1959 Maj. Henry Kendall Movie
The Key1958 Capt. David Ross Movie
The Bridge on the River Kwai1957 Shears Movie
The Proud and Profane1956 Lt. Col. Colin Black Movie
Toward the Unknown1956 Maj. Lincoln Bond Movie
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing1955 Mark Elliott Movie
Picnic1955 Hal Carter Movie
Executive Suite1954 McDonald Walling Movie
Forever Female1954 Stanley Krown Movie
Sabrina1954 David Larrabee Movie
The Bridges at Toko-Ri1954 Lt. Harry Brubaker Movie
The Country Girl1954 Bernie Dodd Movie
Escape from Fort Bravo1953 Capt. Roper Movie
Stalag 171953 Sgt. J.J. Sefton Movie
The Moon Is Blue1953 Donald Gresham Movie
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach1953 Tourist (uncredited) Movie
Boots Malone1952 Boots Malone Movie
The Turning Point1952 Jerry McKibbon Movie
Force of Arms1951 Sgt. Joe 'Pete' Peterson Movie
Submarine Command1951 Lt. Cmdr. Ken White Movie
Born Yesterday1950 Paul Verrall Movie
Father Is a Bachelor1950 Johnny Rutledge Movie
Sunset Blvd.1950 Joe Gillis Movie
Union Station1950 Lt. William Calhoun Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950 Intermission Guest TV Show
Dear Wife1949 Bill Seacroft Movie
Miss Grant Takes Richmond1949 Dick Richmond Movie
Streets of Laredo1949 Jim Dawkins Movie
Apartment for Peggy1948 Jason Taylor Movie
Rachel and the Stranger1948 Big Davey Movie
The Dark Past1948 Al Walker Movie
The Man from Colorado1948 Del Stewart Movie
Blaze of Noon1947 Colin McDonald Movie
Dear Ruth1947 Lt. William Seacroft Movie
Variety Girl1947 William Holden Movie
Young and Willing1943 Norman Reese Movie
Reconnaissance Pilot1943 Lt. 'Packy' Cummings (uncredited) Movie
Meet the Stewarts1942 Michael Stewart Movie
The Fleet's In1942 Casey Kirby Movie
The Remarkable Andrew1942 Andrew Long Movie
I Wanted Wings1941 Al Ludlow Movie
Texas1941 Dan Thomas Movie
Arizona1940 Peter Muncie Movie
Our Town1940 George Gibbs Movie
Those Were the Days!1940 P.J. 'Petey' Simmons Movie
Golden Boy1939 Joe Bonaparte Movie
Invisible Stripes1939 Tim Taylor Movie
Million Dollar Legs1939 Graduate Who Says 'Thank You' (uncredited) Movie
Prison Farm1938 Prisoner (uncredited) Movie
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wjerryzFeb 25

William Holden was a very brilliant actor in about every character he played in. RIP

AndrewDJun 23, 2015

1978 Lake Forest, IL - Omen 2. My Mom took this.

Good Night GirlJul 29, 2011

Rest in Peace, man. He died 10 years before I was born.

MouseJul 25, 2011

He was? Oh, my! I hear it and it would make me squeak on!

Amber of LubbockJun 1, 2011

He was a distant cousin of Patrick Swayze and Tom Hulce. I read it on the internet when I least expected it.

lynikins1May 11, 2009

William Holden was just so gorgeous!! He made some brilliant films - would knock spots off today`s so-called male superstars - he was ALL man!!

Still_AutumnOct 2, 2008

What a manly and brilliant actor! William Holden was charming, energetic, suave and soooo cute.

SHEILAFeb 15, 2008


RoseDec 15, 2007

Yes is true,The actress Eva May Hoffman was married whit Emil Newman, bud whose daughter Arleen was revealed to have been fathered by the then -18- year old- aspiring actor William Holden, at the start of a seven -year affair.

MaryDec 6, 2007

William Holden had a daughter, Arlene, in 1937, with actress Eva May Hoffman. Arlene was raised by her mother Eva, and her stepfather, composer Emil Newman.

LindaDec 6, 2007

I love you William Holden forever, he was a great actor, and a wonderful man.

PattyNov 7, 2007

I love you William Holden too!!!

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