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William Holden

William Holden
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Birth Date

April 17, 1918


November 12, 1981


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

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5 ft 10½ in | 179 cm


82 kg | 181 lbs

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

William Holden was born in O'Fallon, Illinois, United States, on April 17, 1918, was an American actor.

Young William Holden first started performing in school plays and lent his voice to several radio plays in Los Angeles.

He made his big screen debut in crime film Prison Farm (1988) in uncredited role as Prisoner.

He got his television debut in anthology series Lux Video Theatre (1955) in episode "Love Letters", in role as Intermission Guest.

William's breakthrough performance came as Joe Bonaparte in drama romance sports film Golden Boy (1939).

William Holden Height and Weight

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Best Movies

He won the National Board of Review, USA Awards for Best Acting for his roles in films:

Our Town (1940) drama romance as George Gibbs

The Remarkable Andrew (1942) comedy as Andrew Long

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Joe Gillis in black comedy noir film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as Sgt. J.J. Sefton in war film Stalag 17 (1953).

He won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance for his role as David Larrabee in romantic comedy drama film Sabrina (1954).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Hal Carter in romantic comedy drama film Picnic (1955).

He won the Venice Film Festival Special Award for Ensemble Acting for his role as McDonald Walling in drama movie Executive Suite (1954).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Robert Lomax in romantic drama film The World of Suzie Wong (1960).

He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as Max Schumacher in satirical black comedy drama film Network (1976).

Born Yesterday (1950) comedy drama as Paul Verrall

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) epic war as Cmdr. Shears

The Horse Soldiers (1959) Western war as Major Henry Kendall

The Wild Bunch (1969) epic Revisionist Western as Pike Bishop

The Towering Inferno (1974) action drama as Jim Duncan

Damien: Omen II (1978) supernatural horror as Richard Thorn

Best TV Shows

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Bumper Morgan in NBC crime drama television movie The Blue Knight (1973).


Graduated from South Pasadena High School.

Attended Pasadena Junior College.

Had two younger brothers, Robert Westfield Beedle and Richard Porter Beedle.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8,1960 at 1651 Vine Street in 1960.

He served as a second and then a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

He won two Photoplay Awards for Most Popular Male Star in 1955 and 1956.

Inducted into the OFTA Film Hall of Fame in 1010.

William died on November 12, 1981, Santa Monica, California, United States, at the age of 63.


He was married to Brenda Marshall (1941-1971), they had three sons.


He was in relationship with actress Eva May Hoffman, they had one daughter born in 1937.

He dated Stefanie Powers (1975-1981), Patricia Stauffer (1964-1981), Capucine (1962-1964), China Machado (1959), Erica Beer (1958-1960), Grace Kelly (1954-1955), Shelley Winters (1954-1955), Audrey Hepburn (1953-1954) and Barbara Stanwyck (1939-1940).