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William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor. Among the most popular movie stars of all time, Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a...Wikipedia

Age: 63 (age at death)
Born: 17th April, 1918, O`Fallon, Illinois, United States
Died: 12th November, 1981, Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Sgt. J.J. Sefton In Stalag 17 (1953).

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Immortalized in [Canadian band], Blue Rodeo's song "Floating" with the lyric: "I need love and it's you, And I feel like William Holden floating in a pool" - Greg Keelor, the writer of the song, said this: "That sort of quiet desperation at the end of a relationship when nothing's really making sense and I sort of had the image of William Holden at the beginning of Sunset Blvd. (1950) in my head, and I'd always sort of related to that character floating in that pool. I was always hoping for the opportunity to play the gigolo for some wealthy woman. This is a song about identifying with that sort of compromised existence."

 

[on working with Clint Eastwood on Breezy (1973)] He`s even-tempered -- a personality trait not much in evidence among directors. The crew is totally behind him and that really helps things go smoothly.

 

[on Humphrey Bogart] I hated that bastard.

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Good Night Girl - Rest in Peace, man. He died 10 years before I was born. (3 years ago)
Mouse - He was? Oh, my! I hear it and it would make me squeak on! (3 years ago)
Amber of Lubbock - He was a distant cousin of Patrick Swayze and Tom Hulce. I read it on the internet when I least expected it. (3 years ago)
lynikins1 - William Holden was just so gorgeous!! He made some brilliant films - would knock spots off today`s so-called male superstars - he was ALL man!! (5 years ago)
Still_Autumn - What a manly and brilliant actor! William Holden was charming, energetic, suave and soooo cute. (6 years ago)
SHEILA - WILLIAM HOLDEN IS ONE OF THE SEXIEST ACTORS EVER. HE IS AN AWESOME ACTOR, AND I LOVE HIM. I HAVE MOST OF HIS MOVIES AND WATCH THEM ALL TIME. (6 years ago)
Rose - Yes is true,The actress Eva May Hoffman was married whit Emil Newman, bud whose daughter Arleen was revealed to have been fathered by the then -18- year old- aspiring actor William Holden, at the start of a seven -year affair. (7 years ago)
Mary - William Holden had a daughter, Arlene, in 1937, with actress Eva May Hoffman. Arlene was raised by her mother Eva, and her stepfather, composer Emil Newman. (7 years ago)
Linda - I love you William Holden forever, he was a great actor, and a wonderful man. (7 years ago)
Patty - I love you William Holden too!!! (7 years ago)

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