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Actor William Holden was born today 4-17 in 1918 - one of the most famous, highest paid actors of the 1950s - he won Oscar for Stallag 17, stared in Sunset Blvd, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Picnic, Sabrina, Network and on and on. He passed away in 1981.

William Excellent in "Picnic"

William Holden (aka William Franklin Beedle, Jr.) (1918 - 1981) - Known for "Bridge on River Kwai" 1957, "Sunset Boulevard" 1950, "Network" 1976, - Oscar nomination for "Network" & "Sunset Boulevard" and won for "Stalag 17" -"Requiescant in Pace"

William Holden and Kim Novak, publicity still for Picnic (1955). One of my fave movies so I always reblog.

The movie that makes it feel all summery is "Picnic" (1955) starring Kim Novak...

William Holden. Looking as William Holden should look.

William Holden. It was an era of smokers, but sadly it aged them and it killed them.

William Holden - Actor

Kim Novak (b. February 13, 1933) is a film & TV actress. Her breakthrough role was in Picnic (1955). She appeared in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Pal Joey (1957) & Bell, Book & Candle (1958). She is best known for her role as Judy Barton in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. “I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak. But I don't mind her anymore…I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.”

Kim Novak, 1950s. I met her last year. I recognized her ahead of me at the post office :) She was still lovely and most gracious when I introduced myself and complimented her on all the great movies she had made.

William Holden served as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, where he acted in training films