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American actor

William Holden is ...

Dead
Born 17 Apr 1918 in O'Fallon
Died 12 Nov 1981 in Santa Monica
Age63 years, 6 months
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William Holden
William Holden
Studio publicity portrait for film Sabrina.

About William Holden

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 through the 1970s. 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. Holden starred in some of Hollywood's most popular and critically acclaimed films, including such classics as Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Picnic, and Network. 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.

Death

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's autopsy report, Holden was alone and intoxicated in his apartment in Santa Monica, California, on November 12, 1981, when he slipped on a rug, severely lacerating his forehead on a teak bedside table, and bled to death. Evidence suggests he was conscious for at least half an hour after the fall. He likely may not have realized the severity of the injury and did not summon aid, or was unable to call for help. His body was found four days later. The causes of death were given as "exsanguination" and "blunt laceration of scalp". Rumors existed that he was suffering from lung cancer, which Holden himself had denied at a 1980 press conference. His death certificate made no mention of any cancer. He had dictated in his will that the Neptune Society cremate him and scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. In accordance with his wishes, no funeral or memorial service was held.

When Holden died, President Ronald Reagan released a statement, saying, "I have a great feeling of grief. We were close friends for many years. What do you say about a longtime friend - a sense of personal loss, a fine man. Our friendship never waned."

For his contribution to the film industry, Holden has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1651 Vine Street. He also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. His death was noted by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, whose 1987 song "Tom's Diner" (about a sequence of events one morning in 1981) included a mention of reading a newspaper article about "an actor who had died while he was drinking". Vega subsequently confirmed that this was a reference to Holden.

Films

William Holden has worked on the following films:

The Towering Inferno
1974 American action drama disaster film
1974
Network
1976 film by Sidney Lumet
1976
Picnic
1955 film by Joshua Logan
1955
S.O.B.
1981 American film comedy
1981
Damien: Omen II
1978 film by Don Taylor
1978
Sabrina
1954 romantic comedy movie
1954
Stalag 17
1953 film by Billy Wilder
1953
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
1954 film by Mark Robson
1954
Toward the Unknown
1956 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1956
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
1955 film by Henry King
1955
The Moon Is Blue
1953 film by Otto Preminger
1953
The World of Suzie Wong
1960 drama film
1960
Fedora
1978 film by Billy Wilder
1978
When Time Ran Out
1980 film by James Goldstone
1980
The Devil's Brigade
1968 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1968
I Wanted Wings
1941 film by Mitchell Leisen
1941
The Country Girl
1954 film by George Seaton
1954
Executive Suite
1954 MGM drama film
1954
The Horse Soldiers
1959 film by John Ford
1959
Born Yesterday
1950 film directed by George Cukor
1950
Arizona
1940 film by Wesley Ruggles
1940
Breezy
1973 film by Clint Eastwood
1973
Escape to Athena
1979 film by George P. Cosmatos
1979
Paris When It Sizzles
1964 film directed by Richard Quine
1964
The Key
1958 British war film
1958
Dear Ruth
1947 romantic comedy film
1947
Wild Rovers
1971 film by Blake Edwards
1971
Variety Girl
1947 film by George Marshall
1947
Ashanti
1979 film by Richard Fleischer
1979
Invisible Stripes
1939 film by Lloyd Bacon
1939
The Revengers
1972 film by Daniel Mann
1972
Union Station
1950 crime drama film
1950
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
1954 film by Hiroshi Inagaki
1954
Blaze of Noon
1947 film by John Farrow
1947
Satan Never Sleeps
1962 film by Leo McCarey
1962
The Man from Colorado
1948 film by Henry Levin
1948
Apartment for Peggy
1948 comedy film directed by George Seaton starring William Holden.
1948
Our Town
1940 film by Sam Wood
1940
Weary River
1929 film by Frank Lloyd
1929
Alvarez Kelly
1966 film by Edward Dmytryk
1966
Escape from Fort Bravo
1953 American western film
1953
Streets of Laredo
1950 film by Leslie Fenton
1950
Dear Wife
1949 film by Richard Haydn
1949
The Counterfeit Traitor
1962 film by George Seaton
1962
Force of Arms
1951 film by Michael Curtiz
1951
Miss Grant Takes Richmond
1950 film by Lloyd Bacon
1950
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
1953 film by Otto Preminger
1953
The Turning Point
1952 film by William Dieterle
1952
Rachel and the Stranger
1948 film by Norman Foster
1948
Golden Boy
1939 film by Rouben Mamoulian
1939
Submarine Command
1951 film by John Farrow
1951
The Dark Past
1948 film by Rudolph Maté
1948
The Earthling
1980 film by Peter Collinson
1980
The 7th Dawn
1964 film by Lewis Gilbert
1964
The Fleet's In
1942 film by Victor Schertzinger
1942
Young and Willing
1943 film by Virginia Van Upp, Edward H. Griffith
1943
Boots Malone
1952 American film by William Dieterle
1952
Texas
1941 Western film directed by George Marshall
1941
Father Is a Bachelor
1950 film by Abby Berlin
1950
The Lion
1962 American film directed by Jack Cardiff
1962
The Remarkable Andrew
1942 film by Stuart Heisler
1942
Open Season
1974 film directed by Peter Collinson
1974
The Man Who Came Back
1931 film by Raoul Walsh
1931
Forever Female
1953 film by Irving Rapper
1953
The Christmas Tree
1969 film by Terence Young
1969
Not So Dumb
1930 film by King Vidor
1930
Those Were the Days!
1940 film by Theodore Reed
1940
Meet the Stewarts
1942
You Can Change the World
1951