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William Franklin Beedle, Jr.
April 17, 1918 to 1981.
Some Info on William Holden

William Franklin Beedle Jr.,
Date of birth:
April 17, 1918
O'Fallon, Illinois, USA

Date of death:
November 16, 1981
Santa Monica, California, USA. (injuries from a fall)

Birth name:
William Franklin Beedle, Jr.

The Golden Boy

5' 11" (1.80 m)

Significant others:
Wife: Brenda Marshall (real name - Ardis Ankerson) (July 12, 1941-1971) (divorced) - two sons, Peter Wesfield (known as "West" or "Wes") and Scott
Companion: Stefanie Powers (1972-1981)
Mother: Mary Beedle (nee Ball).
Father: William Franklin Beedle, born 1892.
Brother: Robert Westfield Beedle, born 1921; died January 1, 1944.
Brother: Richard P. Beedle, born 1925
Son: Peter Westfield Holden (aka West or Wes Holden), businessman; born November 17, 1943.
Son: Scott Holden, actor; born May 2, 1946; began career early 70s; appeared as a veterinarian in Breezy (1973), starring his father.
Adopted daughter: Virginia Holden, actress; daughter of Holden's wife, Brenda Marshall, by her previous marriage to actor Richard Gaines; Holden adopted her after marrying Marshall.

William Holden in 1955's Picnic
with Kim Novak

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