Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Strangers When We Meet. That one was Kirk Douglas. "Fedora" was late in Holden's career. "Toko-Ri" was a war movie with Mickey Rooney (among others).
"Suite" included Barbara Stanwyck in the cast - she was his co-star in "Golden Boy".
Humphrey Bogart. Audrey Hepburn in the title role.
|Holden may be best known for his role in "Sunset Boulevard". Who co-starred as an aging movie queen?||William Holden Movies
Gloria Swanson. Swanson does a fine job late in her career as faded movie star Norma Desmond.
Kim Novak. Another role with Holden as something of a misfit. From the William Inge play.
David Lean. Considered a classic by many.
Major Dundee. Dundee stars Charlton Heston. "Bunch" is a well-knwon Sam Peckinpah movie in the later days of Holden's career. The other two are less well-known.
|Holden starred in "Golden Boy" and "The Country Girl". Both movies were based on plays. Who was the author of both plays?||William Holden Movies
Clifford Odets. Both were good plays that became good movies. "Golden" also starred Barbara Stanwyck; "Girl" included fine jobs by Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby. Inge wrote "Picnic", which also became a Holden movie.
John Wayne. Wayne's "pure soldier" plays against Holden's cynicism. Not bad.
Holden escapes with another prisoner. Holden escapes with the "rich kid" soldier. Excellent movie.
November 1981. William Holden died from injuries in a fall, a laceration on his forehead. He was supposedly conscious for about a half an hour after the fall, but didn't know he should call for help. He was 63 years old. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
S.O.B. . Released in 1981, Holden portrayed Tim Culley with Julie Andrews, Robert Loggia, Robert Preston and Shelley Winters.
Joe Gillis . This is one of the best roles in William Holden's career, in a legendary film. He gives a wonderful portrayal of the down on his luck screenwriter who is looking for a hideout when he comes to a mansion on 'Sunset Blvd.' off a silent screen star (Gloria Swanson). Great film, with a great cast, director, and story.
True. Bill Holden appeared in episode 114 "L.A. At Last" when the Ricardos and Mertzes first arrive in Hollywood. Lucy desperately wants to see a movie star, so while Ricky is at MGM, Lucy and the Mertzes go to Hollywood's "watering hole", the famous Brown Derby. Lucy nearly dies when William Holden walks in and sits down in the booth next to her. She can't keep her eyes off of this hunk of a movie star, and gives him a pie in the face as she leaves in a hurry. When she returns to the hotel, Ricky has brought home a surprise for his star struck wife, William Holden, who was more tnan happy to stop by after Ricky met him at the studio and told him about Lucy. To disguise herself (in one of the funniest bits of the entire show), Lucy puts on a fake nose and her hair up with horned rimmed glasses. After Bill Holden realizes he had seen her somewhere he covers up by saying he had seen her and wanted to tell her that she should be in movies. This episode led to Lucy meeting the likes of Harpo Marx, John Wayne, Van Johnson, Rock Hudson, and Richard Widmark.
Stalag 17. William Holden won the Best Actor Oscar in 1954 for his performance of Sgt. J.J. Sefton in the World War 2 drama 'Stalag 17'. This was his only Academy win.
3. He was nominated for Best Actor in 1951 for "Sunset Boulevard", 1953 for "Stalag 17", and again in 1977 for "Network".
False. He was married once to Brenda Marshall. He had two sons, Peter and Scott, and adopted Brenda's daughter from her first marriage. They were married until 1971 when they divorced. Later in life Stephanie Powers would become Bill's companion.
Prison Farm. In this film he played a prisoner but later on in his career would become a huge Hollywood box office hit and ladies would swoon.
William Franklin Beedle Jr.. William Holden, as he would later be called, was related to George Washington on his mother's side. He was named by Empire Magazine as #57 in their list of 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
April 17, 1918. William Holden was born in O'Fallon, Illinois into a weathly family, his father an industrial chemist and his mother a teacher, the oldest of three boys. He was first signed by Paramount in 1937.