Holden now has a place among predecessors like Ulysses s. Grant and current acting greats like Cedric the Entertainer.
Holden got his final Oscar nomination for his role in the 1976 MGM/UA production of Network, playing the chief of a failing national newscast. Fans enjoyed Holden's comedic side in the 1955 CBS production 'I Love Lucy'. He played himself while Lucy, his biggest fan, fumbled all over herself when she finally got to meet the heartthrob. Later, he showed some grit as an outlaw cowboy facing retirement in the 1969 Warner Brothers film 'The Wild Bunch'. Holden's versatility granted him a film and television career that stretched almost four decades.
William Holden died in 1981. But, fans can celebrate his work and impact on the area at 11:30 Thursday. The star will be formally inducted into the Walk on Delmar Boulevard in the East Loop and across from The Pageant.
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