Toward the Unknown

William Holden

b.04/17/1918  O’Fallen, IL

Graduate of Performing Arts Pasadena Junior College Pasadena, California    Discovered by talent scout while performing in Los Angeles    World War II: 2nd Lieutenant United States Army Air Force as newsreel narrator and actor in training films (his brother, Robert, was a naval aviator who was killed in action during a mission over the Pacific Ocean in 1943)    Holden returned to Hollywood and acting after the war    Academy Award Best Actor “Stalag 17” 1953    First cinematic movie: “Million Dollar Legs” 1939


Million Dollar Legs, Golden Boy, Arizona, Our Town, Invisible Stripes, I Wanted Wings, The Fleet’s In, The Man from Colorado, Streets of Loredo, Sunset Boulevard, Union Station, Submarine Command, Stalag 17, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Picnic, Toward the Unknown, Bridge on the River Kwai, The Horse Soldier, The Lion, The Wild Bunch, Towering Inferno, The Omen II, Damien, Network