William Holden: A Biography

William Holden: A Biography

by Michelangelo Capua

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William Holden was a Hollywood star whose career spanned four decades, more than 70 films and three Academy Award nominations. "Golden Holden" won an Oscar for his role in Stalag 17 and, after films like Sunset Blvd., he became one of Hollywood's most powerful stars in the late 1950s. His personal life included international adventures and romances with such stars as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, yet he suffered from alcoholism and clinical depression. This biography covers his entire life and career, from boyhood through his greatest successes, short decline, re-emergence in The Wild Bunch, and his legacy of support for African wildlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786455508
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 211
Sales rank: 518,041
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michelangelo Capua is the author of several McFarland biographies of Hollywood film stars. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3

1. Wild Boy 5
2. Golden Boy 15
3. Love and War 29
4. Smiling Jim 40
5. Sunset Blvd. 50
6. Hollywood Babylon 62
7. Audrey and Grace 77
8. Golden Holden 88
9. The Reluctant Hero 98
10. World Citizen 111
11. Booze and Tragedy 122
12. The Wild Bunch 135
13. A New Kind of Love 147
14. Lousy Fadeout 158

Filmography 167
Documentaries, Television Films and Appearances, Radio Programs, and Music and Soundtracks 181
Chapter Notes 185
Bibliography 191
Index 197

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