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Trivia Quiz - William Holden: Actor and Conservationist


What do you know abou tthe life and career of William Holden?

Quiz Number: 3835
Date Submitted: February 08, 2011
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 64.9 percent
Times Taken: 53 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: William Holden

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William Holden Actor and Conservationist
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1. In what well-known LA restaurant did Lucy Ricardo gawk incessantly at William Holden in a 1954 episode of "I Love Lucy"?
  A.   Chasen's
  B.   Pink's Hot Dogs
  C.   Rainbow Bar and Grill
  D.   Brown Derby

2. What was William Holden's first credited film role?
  A.   Invisible Stripes
  B.   Golden Boy
  C.   Arizona
  D.   Our Town

3. Although married to Brenda Marshall for over 30 years, William Holden and she were actually separated for most of their marriage. At the time of his death, Holden was the companion of what sultry actress?
  A.   Audrey Hepburn
  B.   Stephanie Powers
  C.   Natalie Wood
  D.   Fay Dunaway

4. What role did William Holden play in the 1950 film, "Sunset Boulevard"?
  A.   Arthur "Artie" Green
  B.   Maximillian "Max" von Mayerling
  C.   Sheldrake
  D.   Joseph C. "Joe" Gillis

5. William Holden earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in what film?
  A.   Stalag 17
  B.   Sunset Boulevard
  C.   Network
  D.   Sabrina

6. In 1952, William Holden was the best man at the wedding of what future U.S. president?
  A.   Dwight Eisenhower
  B.   John F. Kennedy
  C.   Ronald Reagan
  D.   Richard Nixon

7. Contrary to the wishes of the directors, Barbara Stanwyck insisted on casting William Holden in the film "Golden Boy (1939). To thank her, what did Holden reportedly do for Stanwyck on an annual basis?
  A.   sent flowers
  B.   sent her a surprise gift
  C.   sent a gift basket
  D.   took her to dinner

8. In 1974, William Holden played the role of James Duncan in the movie, "The Towering Inferno." What was James Duncan's occupation in the movie?
  A.   chief of the firefighting crew
  B.   building engineer
  C.   building architect
  D.   building owner

9. What role did Wiliam Holden play in the 1957 film, "The Bridge on the River Kwai"?
  A.   US Navy Commander/Seaman Shears
  B.   Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson
  C.   Major Warden
  D.   Captain Reeves

10. The William Holden Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the United States whose principal project is the William Holden Wildlife Education Center located in what East African country?
  A.   Kenya
  B.   Tanzania
  C.   Malawi
  D.   Mozambique


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