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William Holden

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Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 12, 1981 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 12, 1981 (63)

About

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Stalag 17, and became known as a wildlife activist. His role in the 1973 film, The Blue Knight, earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.

Before Fame

While performing at the Playbox, he was discovered by a talent scout from Paramount Pictures.

Trivia

He was considered one of the finest actors of his time, and starred in Sunset Boulevard, The Bridge on the River Kwai, & The Wild Bunch.

Family Life

He became romantically involved with his co-star, Audrey Hepburn, on the set of Sabrina in 1954.

Associated With

He played Humphrey Bogart's younger brother in Sabrina.