William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College, he was signed ...
Born: April 17, 1918
Star sign: Aries
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Known for: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Sunset Blvd. (1950), The Wild Bunch (1969), Network (1976)