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William Holden

William Holden
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Franklin Beedle, Jr.
Birth dateApril 17, 1918
Place of birthO'Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 12, 1981(age 63)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of deathexsanguination following a fall
OccupationActor, wildlife conservationist
Years active1938 - 81
Spouse-Brenda Marshall-1941-1971 (divorced)

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William Holden (April 17, 1918 - November 12, 1981) was an American actor. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1954 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s, he was named one of the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" six times (1954 1958, 1961) and appeared on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years…100 Stars list as #25..

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