William Holden one of the most popular movie stars of all time

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was one of the most popular and well known movie stars of all time. He starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films ever made, including such blockbusters as “Sunset Boulevard” (1950), “Sabrina” (1954), “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957), “The Wild Bunch” (1969), “The Towering Inferno” (1974), and “Network” (1976). Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in “Stalag 17” (1953) and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film “The Blue Knight”. William Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s and was named one of the “Top 10 Stars of the Year” six times (1954–1958, 1961). Holden was ranked #25 on the American Film Institute’s AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)

William Holden
(April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)

William Holden was one of the most popular movie stars of all time and has starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films ever made.

William Holden was one of the most popular movie stars of all time and has starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films ever made.

William Holden was ranked #25 on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years…100 Stars list.

William Holden was ranked #25 on the American Film Institute’s AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.

William Holden with Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina" (1954)

William Holden with Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina” (1954)

William Holden in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)

William Holden in “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957)

William Holden with Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)

William Holden with Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)

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