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William Holden

Actor William Holden

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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".

Born: April 17, 1918
Birthplace: O'Fallon, Illinois, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Star Sign: Aries

Died: November 12, 1981 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Slipped on a rug, severely lacerated his forehead on a teak bedside table and bled to death

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  • 1941-07-12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas

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