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William Holden with Barbara Stanwyck in "Executive Suite"

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With Barbara Stanwyck in "Golden Boy"

More About William Holden...

While studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College, a Paramount scout spotted him in a college play and he was signed into a contract.

William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle Jr. on April 17, 1918 in O'Fallon, Illinois. Nickname was "The Golden Boy." His family moved to Pasadena, California 3 years later.

His first film was GOLDEN BOY, opposite Barbara Stanwyck.

After serving in the Army during World War II, he returned to films with a maturity that enhanced his various portrayals.

William died from a senseless accident suffered at home on November 16, 1981.