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William Holden (II) (1862–1932)

Character actor in late silent and early sound films. Not to be confused with the leading man 'William Holden'. See full bio »

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Weary River
Weary River Prison Warden
The Trespasser
The Trespasser John Merrick, Sr.
Dance, Fools, Dance
Dance, Fools, Dance Stanley Jordan
Holiday Edward Seton


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 1931 Six Cylinder Love
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Patrick Tait
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Stanley Jordan
 1931 The Man Who Came Back
Thomas Randolph
 1930 What a Widow!
Mr. Lodge
 1930 Three Faces East
Sir Winston Chamberlain
 1930 Numbered Men
Warden Lansing
 1930 Framed
Inspector 'Butch' McArthur
 1929 Dynamite
Wise Fool
 1929 The Trespasser
John Merrick, Sr.
 1929 Fast Life
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1929 Weary River
Prison Warden
 1929 His Captive Woman
 1928 Three Weekends
 1928 Road House (uncredited)
 1920 Babs
Ben Cogswell
 1920 The Fortune Hunter
Banker Lockwood

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Dreams For Sale. Written by Owen Davis. Directed by William A. Brady. Playhouse Theatre: 13 Sep 1922- Sep 1922 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Luis Alberni (as "Little Joe"), John Bohn (as "Arthur Nash") [Broadway debut], Mary Brittain (as "Rosalie Fallon"), Rose Burdick (as "Mildred Pope"), Donald Cameron (as "... See more »


5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

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His wife, Louise Osborne, died in 1958 at Actors Home, Englewood, NJ at age 83. Her last appearance was in Todd's "Up in Central Park" See more »

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