William Holden

Actor
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William Holden was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s. He won the Oscar for Best Actor for the film Stalag 17 (1953), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the television film The Blue Knight (1973). Holden starred in some of Hollywood's most popular and critically... read more

William Holden was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s. He won the Oscar for Best Actor for the film Stalag 17 (1953), and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the television film The Blue Knight (1973). Holden starred in some of Hollywood's most popular and critically acclaimed films, including 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, and appeared as 25th on the American Film Institute's list of 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

Birth Name

William Franklin Beedle Jr.

Born

Wednesday, 17 April 1918

Died

Monday, 16 November 1981

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
The Fabulous Allan Carr Himself (archive footage) 2017
How to Win the US Presidency Himself (archive footage) 2016
Million Dollar American Princesses Self (archive footage) 2015
Finders Keepers Criminal 2009
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Himself (archive footage) 2009
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Himself (archive footage) 2007
Billy Wilder Speaks Himself (archive footage) 2006
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Himself (archive footage) 2003
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
The Fabulous Allan Carr Himself (archive footage) 2017
How to Win the US Presidency Himself (archive footage) 2016
Million Dollar American Princesses Self (archive footage) 2015
Finders Keepers Criminal 2009
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Himself (archive footage) 2009
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Himself (archive footage) 2007
Billy Wilder Speaks Himself (archive footage) 2006
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Himself (archive footage) 2003
The Audrey Hepburn Story Himself (archive footage) 2000
The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' Himself (archive footage) 2000
E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself (archive footage) 1998
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen Himself (archive footage) 1995
Audrey Hepburn Remembered Himself (archive footage) 1993
Oscar's Greatest Moments Himself (archive footage) 1992
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Himself (archive footage) 1991
When the Applause Died Himself (archive footage) 1990
Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown Charlie Brown (archive footage) 1986
American Masters (archive footage), Self (archive footage) 1986
S.O.B. Tim Culley 1981
The Earthling Patrick Foley 1980
When Time Ran Out... Shelby Gilmore 1980
Ashanti Jim Sandell 1979
Escape to Athena POW (Uncredited) 1979
Fedora Barry Detweiler 1978
Damien: Omen II Richard Thorn 1978
Network Max Schumacher 1976
21 Hours at Munich Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber 1976
The Towering Inferno Jim Duncan 1974
Open Season Hal Wolkowski 1974
Breezy Frank Harmon 1973
The Blue Knight Bumper Morgan 1973
The Revengers John Benedict 1972
Wild Rovers Ross Bodine 1971
The Christmas Tree Laurent Ségur 1969
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
The Wild Bunch Pike Bishop 1969
The Devil's Brigade Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick 1968
Casino Royale Ransome 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself - Guest 1967
Alvarez Kelly Alvarez Kelly 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself - Guest, Himself 1965
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (archive footage) 1964
The 7th Dawn Major Ferris 1964
Paris When It Sizzles Rick 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Himself 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage) 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Lion Robert Hayward 1962
The Counterfeit Traitor Eric Erickson 1962
Satan Never Sleeps Father O'Banion 1962
The World of Suzie Wong Robert Lomax 1960
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
The Horse Soldiers Maj. Henry Kendall 1959
The Key Capt. David Ross 1958
The Bridge on the River Kwai Cmdr. Shears 1957
Toward the Unknown Maj. Lincoln Bond 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Guest 1956
The Proud and Profane Lt. Col. Colin Black 1956
Picnic Hal Carter 1956
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Mark Elliott 1955
The Bridges at Toko-Ri Lt. Harry Brubaker 1954
Producers' Showcase Himself 1954
Sabrina David Larrabee 1954
The Country Girl Bernie Dodd 1954
Executive Suite McDonald Walling 1954
Forever Female Stanley Krown 1954
Escape From Fort Bravo Capt. Roper 1953
Person to Person Himself 1953
The Moon Is Blue Donald Gresham 1953
Stalag 17 Sgt. J.J. Sefton 1953
The Turning Point Jerry McKibbon 1952
Boots Malone Boots Malone 1952
Submarine Command Lt. Cmdr. Ken White 1951
I Love Lucy William Holden 1951
Force Of Arms Sgt. John 'Pete' Peterson 1951
Born Yesterday Paul Verrall 1950
The Jack Benny Program Himself - Guest 1950
Union Station Lt. William Calhoun 1950
Lux Video Theatre Himself - Host, Himself - Intermission guest, Intermission Guest 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Actor 1950
Sunset Blvd. Joe Gillis 1950
You Can Change The World Himself 1950
Father Is a Bachelor Johnny Rutledge 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Dear Wife Bill Seacroft 1949
Miss Grant Takes Richmond Dick Richmond 1949
Streets of Laredo Jim Dawkins 1949
The Man From Colorado Del Stewart 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Dark Past Al Walker 1948
Rachel and the Stranger Big Davey 1948
Apartment for Peggy Jason Taylor 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, McDonald Walling in 'Executive Suite' (archive footage) 1948
Variety Girl Himself 1947
Dear Ruth Lt. William Seacroft 1947
Blaze of Noon Colin McDonald 1947
Young And Willing Norman Reese 1943
Meet the Stewarts Micheal Stewart 1942
The Remarkable Andrew Andrew Long 1942
The Fleet's In Casey Kirby 1942
Texas Dan Thomas 1941
I Wanted Wings Al Ludlow 1941
Arizona Peter Muncie 1940
Those Were The Days! P.J. 'Petey' Simmons 1940
Our Town George Gibbs 1940
Invisible Stripes Tim Taylor 1939
Golden Boy Joe Bonaparte 1939
Prison Farm Prisoner 1938
6 Cylinder Love Stapleton 1931
Dance, Fools, Dance Stanley Jordan 1931
The Man Who Came Back Thomas Randolph 1931
Three Faces East Sir Winston Chamberlain 1930
Numbered Men Warden Lansing 1930
Framed Inspector 'Butch' McArthur 1930
Not So Dumb Mr. Forbes 1930
Dynamite Wise Fool 1929
The Trespasser John Merrick, Sr. 1929
Weary River Prison Warden 1929
1977 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1974 Emmy Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series Won
1954 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1951 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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