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Birth Name: William Holden
Born: 04/17/1918
Birth Place: O'Fallon, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 11/16/1981

Holden became a star with his first substantial feature role as the boxer-violinist in "Golden Boy" (1939), a part that cast him opposite screen siren Barbara Stanwyck, who would later become his mentor and life-long booster. Holden was soon getting cast in fairly innocuous roles: the boy-next-door; the quintessential All-American in such films as "Arizona" as the amiable lover of a determined corruption buster Jean Arthur; the idealistic small town hero in "Our Town"; a hell-raising Joe College in "Those Were the Days" (all 1940). He was pitted against Glenn Ford, rivaling for the affections of Claire Trevor, in "Texas" (1941), tried to heat up an ice-cool Dorothy Lamour in the musical "The... Continue Bio >>

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