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William Holden

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Biography

Holden in a publicity photo, 1954

Source: Wikipedia

William Holden (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 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.

Fact file

  • Born: William Franklin Beedle, Jr. April 17, 1918 O'Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: November 12, 1981 (aged 63) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Exsanguination following a fall
  • Education: South Pasadena High School
  • Alma mater: Pasadena Junior College
  • Occupation: Actor, wildlife conservationist
  • Years active: 1938–1981
  • Political party: Republican
  • Spouse(s): Brenda Marshall (m. 1941–71)
  • Children: 3
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor (1953) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor (1974)

Read more about William Holden at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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