William Holden

William Holden
1918 - 1981
William Holden  American Actor

William Holden dating history


William Holden was previously married to Brenda Marshall (1941 - 1971).

William Holden was in relationships with Stefanie Powers (1975 - 1981), Patricia Stauffer (1964 - 1981), Capucine (1962 - 1964), China Machado (1959), Erica Beer (1958 - 1960), Shelley Winters (1954 - 1955), Grace Kelly (1954 - 1955), Audrey Hepburn (1953 - 1954), Barbara Stanwyck (1939 - 1940) and Silvana Pampanini.

William Holden had an encounter with Jacqueline Kennedy.

William Holden is rumoured to have hooked up with Lucille Ball.


American Actor William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle Jr. on 17th April, 1918 in O`Fallon, Illinois, United States and passed away on 12th Nov 1981 Santa Monica, California, United States aged 63. He is most remembered for Sgt. J.J. Sefton In Stalag 17 (1953).. His zodiac sign is Aries.

William Holden was in 35 on-screen matchups, including Anne Baxter in Blaze of Noon (1947), Audrey Hepburn in Paris When It Sizzles (1964), Dorothy Lamour in The Fleet's In (1942), Faye Dunaway in Network (1980) and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. (1950).

William Holden is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 30 years, 6 months - -
Dating10 17 years, 10 months 3 years, 2 months 4 months, 2 days
Encounter1 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total13 30 years, 6 months 4 years, 9 months 4 months, 2 days


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
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Congregationalist
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

William Holden (born William Franklin Beedle Jr.; April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s. He won the Oscar for Best Actor for the film Stalag 17 (1953), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the television film The Blue Knight (1973). Holden starred in some of Hollywood's most popular and critically acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), Picnic (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Wild Bunch (1969) and Network (1976). He was named one of the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" six times (1954–1958, 1961), and appeared as 25th on the American Film Institute's list of 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

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William Holden63 AriesActor
Stefanie Powers79 ScorpioActress
Patricia Stauffer-Model
Capucine62 CapricornModel
China Machado87 CapricornModel
Erica Beer88 CapricornActress
Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Audrey Hepburn63 TaurusActress
Brenda Marshall76 LibraActress
Barbara Stanwyck82 CancerActress
Jacqueline Kennedy64 LeoFirst Lady
Silvana Pampanini90 LibraActress
Lucille Ball77 LeoComedian
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
VirginiaFemaleBrenda Marshall
PeterMaleBrenda Marshall
Scott PorterMale2nd May, 194676 years oldBrenda Marshall


S.O.B.1981Tim CulleyMovie
The Earthling1980Patrick FoleyMovie
When Time Ran Out...1980Shelby GilmoreMovie
Ashanti1979Jim SandellMovie
Escape to Athena1979Sgt. J.J. Sefton (uncredited)Movie
Damien: Omen II1978Richard ThornMovie
Fedora1978Barry DetweilerMovie
Network1976Max SchumacherMovie
21 Hours at Munich1976Chief of Police Manfred SchreiberTV Movie
Open Season1974Hal WolkowskiMovie
The Towering Inferno1974Jim DuncanMovie
Breezy1973Frank HarmonMovie
The Blue Knight1973Bumper MorganTV Movie
The Revengers1972John BenedictMovie
Wild Rovers1971Ross BodineMovie
The Christmas Tree1969Laurent SégurMovie
The Wild Bunch1969PikeMovie
The Devil's Brigade1968Lt. Col. Robert T. FrederickMovie
Casino Royale1967RansomeMovie
Alvarez Kelly1966Alvarez KellyMovie
The 7th Dawn1964Major FerrisMovie
Paris When It Sizzles1964Richard Benson, RickMovie
Satan Never Sleeps1962Father O'BanionMovie
The Counterfeit Traitor1962Eric EricksonMovie
The Lion1962Robert HaywardMovie
The World of Suzie Wong1960Robert LomaxMovie
The Horse Soldiers1959Maj. Henry KendallMovie
The Key1958Captain David RossMovie
The Bridge on the River Kwai1957ShearsMovie
Picnic1956Hal CarterMovie
The Proud and Profane1956Lt. Col. Colin BlackMovie
Toward the Unknown1956Maj. Lincoln BondMovie
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing1955Mark ElliottMovie
Executive Suite1954McDonald WallingMovie
Forever Female1954Stanley KrownMovie
Sabrina1954David LarrabeeMovie
The Bridges at Toko-Ri1954Lt. Harry BrubakerMovie
The Country Girl1954Bernie DoddMovie
Escape from Fort Bravo1953Capt. RoperMovie
Stalag 171953Sgt. J.J. SeftonMovie
The Moon Is Blue1953Donald GreshamMovie
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach1953Tourist (uncredited)Movie
Boots Malone1952Boots MaloneMovie
The Turning Point1952Jerry McKibbonMovie
Force of Arms1951Sgt. John 'Pete' PetersonMovie
Submarine Command1951Lt. Cmdr. Ken WhiteMovie
Born Yesterday1950Paul VerrallMovie
Father Is a Bachelor1950Johnny RutledgeMovie
Sunset Blvd.1950Joe GillisMovie
Union Station1950Lt. William CalhounMovie
Dear Wife1949Bill SeacroftMovie
Miss Grant Takes Richmond1949Dick RichmondMovie
Streets of Laredo1949Jim DawkinsMovie
Apartment for Peggy1948Jason TaylorMovie
Rachel and the Stranger1948Big DaveyMovie
The Dark Past1948Al WalkerMovie
The Man from Colorado1948Del StewartMovie
Blaze of Noon1947Colin McDonaldMovie
Dear Ruth1947Lt. William SeacroftMovie
Variety Girl1947William HoldenMovie
Young and Willing1943Norman ReeseMovie
Reconnaissance Pilot1943Lt. Packard A. Cummings (uncredited)Movie
Meet the Stewarts1942Michael StewartMovie
The Fleet's In1942Casey KirbyMovie
The Remarkable Andrew1942Andrew LongMovie
I Wanted Wings1941Al LudlowMovie
Texas1941Dan ThomasMovie
Arizona1940Peter MuncieMovie
Our Town1940George GibbsMovie
Those Were the Days!1940P.J. 'Petey' SimmonsMovie
Golden Boy1939Joe BonaparteMovie
Invisible Stripes1939Tim TaylorMovie
Million Dollar Legs1939Graduate Who Says 'Thank You' (uncredited)Movie
Prison Farm1938Prisoner (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (17)

cboothe977cboothe977Jan 20, 2021

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wjerryzwjerryzFeb 26, 2020

Got to give it to Bill. A fine taste in women

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 25, 2016

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_AutumnStill_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.

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