William Holden

William Holden bio

Birth Name: William Franklin Beedle Jr.

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: April 17, 1918

Date Of Death: November 12, 1981

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

William Holden was born on the 17th of April, 1918. He was famous for being a Movie Actor. 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.

William Holden was born in Illinois. While performing at the Playbox, he was discovered by a talent scout from Paramount Pictures. 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.

William Holden was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Holden was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

William Franklin Beedle Jr. is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


William’s William Franklin Beedle Jr. attended South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, California, United States and Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California, United States.


William Holden’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William Holden’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, William Holden kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

William Holden was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Franklin Beedle Jr.
NICKNAME: Golden Holden, Bill, Golden Boy, The Golden Boy
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: William Holden was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: William Holden was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: William Holden had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

William Holden’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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