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Holden in a publicity photo, 1954
William Franklin Beedle, Jr.
April 17, 1918
O'Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 12, 1981 (aged 63)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||bleeding following a fall|
|Occupation||Actor, wildlife conservationist|
|Spouse(s)||Brenda Marshall (m. 1941–1971) (divorced)|
Holden was born in O'Fallon, Illinois and moved to South Pasadena, California when he was three. He was a star during the golden age of Hollywood. He began his career western movies including Arizona (1940), Texas (1941). In 1948 he starred with Glenn Ford, the Columbia Pictures western, The Man from Colorado, directed by Henry Levin. Then another western, Rachel and the Stranger (1948), with Loretta Young and Robert Mitchum.
In the 1970s, Holden worked in The Towering Inferno (1974), and When Time Ran Out (1980).
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