William Holden (William Franklin Beedle, Jr.)
(April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)
Holden was considered one of the finest actors of his time, and
starred in Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Bridge on the River
Kwai (1957), and The Wild Bunch (1969).
He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in
Stalag 17 and earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding
Lead Actor for the 1973 film, The Blue Knight.