Full Name: William Holden
Why Famous: One of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s through the 1970s.
Holden 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".
- 1941-07-12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas
- 1950-08-10 "Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall
- 1954-03-25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress
- 1957-10-02 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Best Picture 1958)