Died Today (November 16th): William Holden (1918–1981)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

williamholden.jpg William Holden

Born: William Franklin Beedle Jr.
April 17, 1918 in O’Fallon, Illinois, USA

Died: November 16, 1981 (age 63) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Let’s face it, it’s pretty difficult to kiss someone who is a stranger. I don’t think anyone in movies enjoys playing a love scene. Kissing someone is an intimate act, and when you have to do it in front of other people it’s not easy.

Sunset Blvd.Sunset Blvd.
1950
dir. Wilder
starring
Holden
Gloria Swanson
movie posterTHE WILD BUNCH
1969
dir. Sam Peckinpah
Starring:
William Holden
Ernest Borgnine
BORN YESTERDAYBorn Yesterday
1950
dir. George Cukor
Cast
Judy Holliday
Broderick Crawford
STALAG 17Stalag 17
1953
dir. Billy Wilder
Cast
Don Taylor
William Holden
SABRINASabrina
1954
dir. Wilder
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Audrey Hepburn
Holden
EXECUTIVE SUITEExecutive Suite
1954
dir. Robert Wise
Starring
Holden
Barbara Stanwyck
June Allyson
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAIThe Bridge on the River Kwai
1957
dir. David Lean
Cast
Alec Guinness
William Holden

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