Milestones: Nov. 30, 1981

DIED. William Holden, 63, Oscar-winning actor who played in more than 50 films; of head injuries suffered in a fall; in his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment. Holden became a star at 21 as the hard-punching innocent in Golden Boy (1939), but his appeal for the next 40 years was that of the man's man, cocky and cynical, meeting the demands of any situation head-on and with no sweat. He could lead a troop of renegade soldiers out of Stalag 17 (for which he won his Oscar as Best Actor) or across The Bridge on...

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