Caption: Still of William Holden in The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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)
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 ...