About William Holden
It has been announced that the total estimate of William Holden net worth reaches 2 million dollars, as of right now. His net worth makes him one of the richest actors in Hollywood, too. He was one of the most acknowledged actors, who was born in 1918 and passed away in 1981. In the 1950s and up till the 1970s, William Holden was considered as one of the biggest box office stars. In 1953, William Holden was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor, which was given to him because of his appearance in “Stalag 17”. In 1973, William Holden appeared in a TV movie called “The Blue Knight” and for his role in it, the actor was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. Thus, his acting career not only added up revenues to the total amount of William Holden net worth, but also earned him many awards and recognition.
William Holden can be remembered from many Hollywood films, which became huge successes, such as “Sunset Boulevard”, “Picnic”, “Sabrina”, “The Wild Bunch”, “Network”, “The Bridge on the River Kwai” and “The Towering Inferno”. These films have also added up a lot of revenues to the total size of William Holden net worth.
William Holden made it to the list of the Top 10 Stars of the Year six times, in the period of 1954-1958 and then again in 1961. The American Film Institute placed him 25th on its list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
The actor was born in 1918 in Illinois. His real birth name is William Franklin Beedle, Jr. His father was working in chemical industries, whereas his mother was a schoolteacher. William Holden was raised with his two younger brothers. When he was 3 years old, the whole family moved to South Pasadena. There, he attended junior college. It was also this time when he began to work in radio stations. He appeared in some productions with the Playbox. It was in one of those plays that he was noticed by a talent scout working for Paramount Pictures. In the following year, he appeared in his first film called “Prison Farm”.
In 1939, he got his first starring role in a movie called “Golden Boy”. The next film in which he appeared was called “Invisible Stripes”, where he starred next to George Raft and Humphrey Bogart. Then, he appeared in a film adaptation called “Our Town”. In it, he appeared as George Gibbs. In 1950, he got his breakthrough when he appeared in a successful film called “Sunset Boulevard”. All of these films not only made him more known, but also added up to the total sum of William Holden net worth.
After his role in the latter film, William Holden began to get more and more roles in various other films, including “Stalag 17”, “The Country Girl”, “The Bridges at Toko-Ri”, “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”, “The Key”, “The Horse Soldiers”, “The Moon Is Blue”, “Born Yesterday” and “Forever Female”.