How tall is William Holden ?

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William Holden's height is 5ft 11in (180 cm)

American actor best remembered for appearing in such films as Sunset Boulevard, Network, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Country Girl, Sabrina, The Wild Bunch, The Towering Inferno, Stalag 17 and The Horse Soldiers.

The Wild Bunch, William Holden, 1969
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Arch Stanton says on 3/Nov/14
Rob can you add a photo?
Sam says on 22/Sep/14
Here's Holden with co-star from Horse Soldiers, also fellow hard-drinking Republican (like my grandpa), John Wayne:
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I see a solid 5 inches there.
Sam says on 22/Sep/14
In 1969, Warren Oates does seem to be marginally taller in The Wild Bunch...I feel like Holden's leading-man-type bearing and lean face can give him a taller impression on screen.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Jun/14
Looks about 11 inches taller than Mickey Rooney in Bridges at Toko-Ri. What a great film that is.
Arch Stanton says on 26/May/14
Also looked that height to Grace Kelly in The Country Girl. I've seen all of the above films.
Arch Stanton says on 26/May/14
Looked 5 ft 11 next to Wayne in The Horse Soldiers.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Apr/14
He appeared in so many good films but those were among his more notable ones!
Arch Stanton says on 17/Apr/14
Rob can you add "best remembered for films such as Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Network, Born Yesterday, The Country Girl, Sabrina, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Wild Bunch, The Towering Inferno and The Horse Soldiers"?
Dave says on 22/Mar/14
Holden was 5'10" at his peak. By 1981 he was probably 5'9".
Mr. Kaplan says on 22/Dec/13
Holden was 5'10", Bogie 5'7".
Arch Stanton says on 8/Nov/13
Looks just about 3 inches taller than Bogie in Sabrina, maybe not quite, although Bogie could of course have a wedge in those shoes of his!! Near 5 ft 11 looks about right for peak.
Arch Stsnton says on 3/Oct/13
Looks 5'10" ish in Network but probably lost a good inch by 1976.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Sep/13
Erich von Stroheim who had to have been 5'5"-5'6" did make Holden look tall in Sunset Boulevard. I still think he was more 5'10" range though, but 5'11" is possible.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Sep/13
Mmm he looks 5'10 tops in Sunset Boulevard, in fact he can look shortish compared to some of the actors in it.
JimMorrison says on 8/Sep/13
Holden was six inches shorter than Marion Morrison, who was six feet four on his four inch platforms.
Sierpan says on 27/Aug/13
Nancy Olson was 5'6", hardly short for a woman. Holden looks about a half inch shorter than Glenn Ford in that shot, maybe 5'10.5" (1.79m). Often stars would have their heights "rounded up", the military does it too, although sometimes Hollywood would increase heights by two inches as many people today know.
Knowitall says on 7/Jul/13
Jack Benny was around five seven.
jww jr. says on 25/May/13
I saw clip of william holden on jack benny show, 1956.holden is about 3 inches taller than j.benny.seems like, close to 5ft 11 is right on.if jack was 5ft 8.
Knowitall says on 12/Mar/13
Holden was around five ten. He was shorter than five eleven Glenn Ford:

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Handbag Lover says on 11/Mar/13
No way was William Holden 5'-11" tall - in the mover 'Sunset Blvd.' he is only a few inches taller than Nancy Olson and she was considered short.

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