This is the story of William Holden, a true leading man whose career spanned more than 40 years and included over 70 films and three Academy Award minations. 'Golden Holden' won an Oscar for his role in Stalag 17 and, after films like Sunset Boulevard , 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.
Michelangelo Capua is a correspondent for an Italian film magazine and the author of several biographies of Hollywood film stars. He lives in London.