William Holden

1918 - 1981

William Holden

William Holden (born William Franklin Beedle Jr.; April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Holden has received more than 4,589,020 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 322nd most popular actor.

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Among actors, William Holden ranks 321 out of 8,832Before him are Tyrone Power, Asta Nielsen, Joe Pesci, John Cleese, Lino Ventura, and Kim Novak. After him are Walter Matthau, Rod Steiger, Jacqueline Bisset, Penélope Cruz, Carrie Fisher, and William Shatner.

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Among people born in 1918, William Holden ranks 22Before him are Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Alberto Ascari, Gertrude B. Elion, Maurice Druon, Martin Ryle, and Kai Siegbahn. After him are Jens Christian Skou, James Tobin, Muriel Spark, Franco Modigliani, Billy Graham, and Bertram Brockhouse. Among people deceased in 1981, William Holden ranks 19Before him are Harold Urey, Bill Haley, Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, Marcel Breuer, and A. J. Cronin. After him are Omar Bradley, William Saroyan, René Clair, Joe Louis, Samuel Barber, and Bill Shankly.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Holden ranks 636 out of 12,171Before him are Melvin Schwartz (1932), Kim Novak (1933), Hugh Everett III (1930), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Margaret Keane (1927), and Raymond Davis Jr. (1914). After him are Walter Matthau (1920), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), John Searle (1932), and Thomas Harris (1940).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, William Holden ranks 168Before him are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Bill Murray (1950), John Goodman (1952), Tyrone Power (1914), Joe Pesci (1943), and Kim Novak (1933). After him are Walter Matthau (1920), Rod Steiger (1925), Carrie Fisher (1956), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Matt Damon (1970), and Alan Arkin (1934).