Many people have written articles about William Holden in the past and even to this day.What they fail to provide you is the facts of the story. If you 'Google' "William Holden" or “William Holden’s Death” I am sure you will find pages upon pages of articles, blogs and stories pertaining to his untimely demise.The years of his drinking started taking its toll on Holden's chiseled looks by the 1960s. In 1981, Holden was living in Santa Monica, California, on Ocean Avenue. He also had the habit of disappearing for many days, without notice.Despite being relatively young still, he was considered Hollywood old school and began losing roles to younger stars like Steve Mc Queen and Paul Newman. He did continue to make some good movies like: The Wild Bunch (1969), The Towering Inferno (1974), and his last movie S. That's why it took so long for someone to find him.But Hepburn wanted children and when Holden revealed that he had undergone a vasectomy, the actress ended their romance.“They were everything to each other, crazy in love, and if Bill had been able to have children they would have married in an instant,” says author Edward Z Epstein in an exclusive interview.“But her desire for children was overwhelming and though it broke her heart to leave Bill she knew she wanted children of her own.”Yet the love affair was to haunt both stars for the rest of their lives and Audrey’s desperate desire for children became a consuming obsession.Actress Stefanie Powers, best known for starring in the TV show "Hart to Hart," has written a memoir, "One From the Hart," looking back at her road to fame and her nearly decade-long relationship with actor William Holden. The first time I saw William Holden in the flesh was at a New Year’s Eve party given by Dominick Dunne and his wife, Lennie.
He had two younger brothers, Robert Westfield Beedle (1921–January 1, 1944) and Richard P. One of his father's grandmothers, Rebecca Westfield, was born in England in 1817, while some of his mother's ancestors settled in Virginia's Lancaster County after emigrating from England in the 17th century. After graduating from South Pasadena High School, Holden attended Pasadena Junior College, where he became involved in local radio plays.
Still, graciously he said, “Oh, yes, how nice to see you again. ” “Yes,” I replied, “I’ve been to Egypt but never farther south.” “Well, if you ever get to Kenya, look me up,” he said, and he was gone. Merv gave a cocktail party for everyone involved in the tennis tournament, and since Bill was staying at the La Costa Spa for a week, Merv invited him to the party.
William Holden (born William Franklin Beedle, Jr.; April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s through the 1970s.
Most stories include that he slipped or tripped on a throw rug and hit his head on a night stand, which in turn caused the injury that killed him.
Another tidbit they is that he was allegedly “drunk” due to his blood alcohol level at the time (0.22) according to the Coroner.