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William Holden

Birth name William Franklin Beedle Jr.
Born April 17, 1918
O'Fallon, Illinois,
Flag of United States United States
Died circa November 12, 1981 (aged 63)
Santa Monica, California, USA
Academy Awards
Best Actor
1953 Stalag 17

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. November 12, 1981) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. He was named one of the "Top 10 stars of the year" six times (1954-1958, 1961) and appeared on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list as #25. Image File history File links Actor William Holden (around 1950). ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... OFallon is a city located in St. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...

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Early life and career

Born William Franklin Beedle Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, he was the eldest of three sons of William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist, and Mary Blanche Ball, a teacher. The family, who moved to Pasadena, California when he was three, was of English descent; Holden's paternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Westfield, was born in England in 1817, while some of his mother's ancestors immigrated to the U.S. in the 17th century from Millenback, Lancaster, England. OFallon is a city located in St. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2006 estimate... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2006 estimate... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A view of Lancaster showing the Lune, the Millennium Bridge and the Ashton Memorial Lancaster (2001 census population 45,952: source ONS) is a city in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, UK. It is a commercial, cultural and educational centre. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2006 estimate...


While attending Pasadena Junior College, he became involved in local radio plays. Contrary to legend and theatre publicity, he did not study at the Pasadena Playhouse, nor was he discovered in a play there. Rather, he was spotted by a talent scout from Paramount Pictures in 1937 while appearing as an old man in a play at the Playbox, a private theatre owned by Pasadena Playhouse director Gilmor Brown. His first film role was in Prison Farm the following year. The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ...


Hollywood's "Golden Boy"

His first starring role was in Golden Boy (1939), in which he played a violinist turned boxer. Golden Boy is the title of a play by Clifford Odets, first staged in 1937 by the Group Theatre. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ...


After Columbia Pictures picked up half of his contract, he alternated between starring in several minor pictures for Paramount and Columbia before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he acted in training films. Beginning in 1950, his career rebounded when Billy Wilder tapped him to star as the down-at-the-heels screenwriter Joe Gillis who is taken in by faded silent-screen star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard for which Holden earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination. The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 - April 4, 1983), was an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American Hollywood actress. ... It has been suggested that Norma Desmond be merged into this article or section. ...


Following this breakthrough film, he played a series of roles that combined good looks with cynical detachment, including the prisoner-of-war entrepreneur in Stalag 17 (1953), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. However, Holden said he thought Burt Lancaster should have won for From Here to Eternity. According to interviews with cast members on the Stalag 17 Special Edition DVD, Holden was told by his wife that he didn't win for Stalag 17; it was a belated (and overdue) win for Sunset Boulevard. Holden's acceptance speech for his Academy Award was among the shortest on record: "Thank you!" Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ...


Other roles in this period include a pressured young engineer/family man in Executive Suite (1954), an acerbic playwright in The Country Girl (1954), a wandering braggart in Picnic (1955), a dashing war correspondent in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), an ill-fated prisoner in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and a U-Boat captain in The Key (1958). He played a conflicted jet pilot in the Korean War film The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954). Executive Suite is a 1954 film starring William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters & Nina Foch. ... The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play. ... DVD cover for the 1955 film, showing stars William Holden and Kim Novak Picnic is a 1955 Cinemascope color film which tells the story of an ex-college football star turned drifter who arrives in a small Kansas town on Labor Day and is drawn to a girl whos... Love is a Many-Splendored Thing is a 1955 film which tells the story of an American reporter who falls in love with a Eurasian doctor, only to encounter prejudice from both of their families. ... The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) was an Anglo-American World War II war film based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï by French writer Pierre Boulle. ... The Key by Marianne Curley is the third and last book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy Cover // Narration As with all of the Guardians of Time books, the prologue is writting in third person, while all the chapters are written in first person switching points of view between two... The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1953 novel by James Michener, about a Korean War pilot charged with bombing a group of extremely-well-defended bridges. ...


He also played a number of sunnier roles in light comedy, such as a handsome architect pursuing virginal Maggie McNamara in The Moon is Blue (1953), Judy Holliday's tutor in Born Yesterday (1950), a playwright captivated by Ginger Rogers in Forever Female (1953) and Humphrey Bogart's younger playboy brother (who romances Audrey Hepburn) in Sabrina (1954). Maggie McNamara (June 18, 1928 – February 18, 1978) was an American actress. ... The Moon Is Blue is a 1953 comedy film directed by Otto Preminger which tells the story of a young girl who meets an architect in the Empire State Building and quickly turns his life upside down. ... Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 – June 7, 1965) was an American actress. ... For the 1993 remake, see Born Yesterday (1993 film) Born Yesterday is a 1950 film directed by George Cukor, which tells the story of a corrupt tycoon who brings his showgirl mistress with him to Washington when he tries to buy a Congressman. ... Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress and singer. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor of legendary fame who retained his legacy after death. ... Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award-winning actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Sabrina is a 1954 film directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the screen by Wilder, Samuel Taylor, and Ernest Lehman from Taylors play Sabrina Fair (in the UK, the movie has the title Sabrina Fair). ...


He was unsuccessfully pursued by director Alfred Hitchcock to star in Strangers on a Train (1951) and The Trouble with Harry (1955), and was also considered for North by Northwest (1959) had the hard-to-get Cary Grant declined the role. Strangers on a Train is a film released in 1951 by Warner Bros. ... The Trouble with Harry is an American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which was released on October 3, 1955 in the United States. ... North by Northwest is a 1959 MGM comic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock and is generally considered one of his best works. ... Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was a British-born film actor. ...


In 1960, he starred opposite Nancy Kwan in the film adaptation of the novel The World of Suzie Wong, playing a struggling artist captivated by a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute. Nancy Kwan on the cover of Life Magazine 1960 Nancy Kwan (born May 19, 1939) (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Kwan Ka Shin) is an American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian descent in major Hollywood film roles. ... The World of Suzie Wong is a 1957 novel written by Richard Mason, which has since been adapted into both a play and a film. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ...


However, Holden starred in his share of forgettable movies --which he was forced to do by studio contracts -- such as Paris When It Sizzles (1964), also co-starring Audrey Hepburn, which was a flop. By the mid-1960s, his roles were having less critical and commercial impact. Paris - When It Sizzles is a 1964 romantic film comedy made by Richard Quine Productions and Charleston Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. ...


Later career

In 1969, he starred in director Sam Peckinpah's graphically violent Western The Wild Bunch, winning much acclaim. Five years later, he starred with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in the blockbuster, The Towering Inferno. He was also praised for his Oscar-nominated leading performance in Sidney Lumet's Network (1976), playing an older version of the character type he had perfected in the 1950s, only now more jaded and aware of his own mortality. In 1980, Holden appeared in The Earthling with child actor Ricky Schroder, playing a loner dying of cancer who goes to the Australian outback to end his days, meets a young boy whose parents have been killed in an accident, and teaches him how to survive. Schroder later named one of his sons Holden. David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director. ... The Wild Bunch is a 1969 English language western film directed by Sam Peckinpah, in which an aging group of outlaws hope to have one final score while the West is turning into a modern society. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool. He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... The Towering Inferno is a 1974 disaster film directed by John Guillermin, adapted by Stirling Silliphant from the novels The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson, and starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. ... Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ... Network is an Academy Award-winning 1976 satirical film about a fictional television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Earthling is a movie drama starring William Holden and Rick Schroder (as Ricky Schroder). ... Richard Rick Schroder, (born, April 13, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who began his career as a child actor (then credited as Ricky Schroder). ... A tourism sign post Yalgoo, Western Australia The Dingo Fence near Coober Pedy Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia Outback refers to remote and arid areas of Australia, although the term colloquially can cover any lands outside of the main urban areas. ...


Private life

Holden was married to actress Brenda Marshall from 1941 until their divorce (after many long separations) in 1971. They had two sons, Peter Westfield (born in 1944) and Scott Porter (born in 1946). He also adopted Virginia, his wife's daughter from her first marriage. Brenda Marshall (September 29, 1915 – July 30, 1992) was an American cinema actress. ...


Holden had a busy social life; he was best man at the marriage of his friend Ronald Reagan to Nancy Davis in 1952. He maintained a home in Switzerland and also spent much of his time working for wildlife conservation as a managing partner in an animal preserve in Africa. His Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, Kenya (founded 1959) became a mecca for the international jet set. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... White House portrait Nancy Davis Reagan (born July 6, 1921 (or, according to herself, 1923)) is the widow of President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... cheese ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Nanyuki is a market town in central Kenya, lying north west of Mount Kenya. ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ...


He began a long relationship with actress Stefanie Powers which sparked her interest in animal welfare. (After his death, Powers became the President of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation and a director of their Mount Kenya Game Ranch). Stefanie Powers with Robert Wagner Stefanie Powers (born Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz[1] on November 2, 1942) is an American stage and film actress and singer. ...


Throughout his lifetime, Holden had reported affairs with a number of Hollywood actresses, including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Capucine, and a "yearly rendezvous" with Shelley Winters. Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award-winning actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco, born Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was an Academy Award-winning American film actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco on April 19, 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. ... Capucine (6 January 1931 – 17 March 1990) was a French actress. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Holden also suffered from alcoholism and depression. In 1966, he was involved in a car accident in Italy in which the other driver was killed. It was determined that Holden had been driving under the influence of alcohol; he was charged with vehicular manslaughter and received an eight-month suspended prison sentence. Holden was overcome with guilt, and friends said this led to even heavier bouts of drinking. Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ... Manslaughter, sometimes called criminally negligent homicide, is a kind of homicide wherein a person causes the death of another through negligence or recklessness (not recognized in Australia) or where a person intentionally kills another but is not liable for murder because he is able to avail himself of a defense...


Holden was a major supporter of the United States Republican Party. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


His younger brother, Robert Beedle, was a Navy fighter pilot who was killed in action in World War II. After The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955) was released, Beedle was remembered by his squadron-mates as having been very much like Holden's character, that of Lt. Harry Brubaker. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1953 novel by James Michener, about a Korean War pilot charged with bombing a group of extremely-well-defended bridges. ...


Other possible children

Holden is believed to have had a seven-year relationship with Eva May Hoffman, the wife of composer Emil Newman, and visual evidence strongly supports the allegation that he was the biological father of Hoffman and Newman's children Arlene and William.[citation needed] Emil Newman (January 20, 1911 - August 30, 1984) was a film music composer from a musical family. ...


Death

William Holden died as the result of a fall in his high-rise apartment on the seaside cliffs of Santa Monica, California in November 1981. Holden was alone and heavily intoxicated when he apparently slipped on a throw rug, severely gashed his head on a night table, and bled to death. Evidence suggests he was conscious for at least half-an-hour after the fall but may not have realized the severity of the injury and did not summon aid. His body was found on November 16, but forensic and other evidence suggested he had been dead for several days and most likely died on November 12. He was 63 years old. For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ...


His body was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.


In popular culture

Although it is thought by some that J.D. Salinger got the name for his hero Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye when he saw a marquee for Dear Ruth (1947), starring William Holden and Joan Caulfield, Salinger's first Holden Caulfield story, "I'm Crazy," appeared in Collier's magazine on December 22, 1945, a year-and-a-half before this movie came out. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Colliers Weekly was a United States magazine that was published between 1888 and 1957. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ...

  • In Walker Percy's novel The Moviegoer, the main character, Binx Bolling, has an encounter with William Holden.
  • The band Too Much Joy has a song that combines Holden's name with that of Salinger's creation, "William Holden Caulfield".
  • According to Suzanne Vega, Holden is the actor mentioned in the lyrics of her song "Tom's Diner" (and has said a story about his death was on the New York Post's front page the day she wrote it):
I open up the paper
There's a story of an actor
Who had died while he was drinking
It was no one I had heard of
  • In "The Good Samaritan", Season 3, Episode 17 of Seinfeld, George is asked out by Elaine's married friend after he says "God bless you" and her husband does not. On the thought of adultery, George says, "Oh, my God, an affair. That's so adult. It's like with stockings and martinis, and William Holden. On the other hand, it probably wouldn't cost me any money".

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Academy Awards and Nominations

The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... It has been suggested that Norma Desmond be merged into this article or section. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Network is an Academy Award-winning 1976 satirical film about a fictional television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. ...

Filmography

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Preceded by
Gary Cooper
for High Noon
Academy Award for Best Actor
1953
for Stalag 17
Succeeded by
Marlon Brando
for On the Waterfront
Persondata
NAME Holden, William
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Beedle, William Franklin Jr.
SHORT DESCRIPTION Academy Award-winning American film actor
DATE OF BIRTH April 17, 1918
PLACE OF BIRTH O'Fallon, Illinois,
Flag of United States United States
DATE OF DEATH circa November 12, 1981 at age 63
PLACE OF DEATH Santa Monica, California, USA

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