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|Also Known As:||Charles John Holt Jr.||Died:||February 15, 1973|
|Born:||February 5, 1918||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Beverly Hills, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor radio station manager|
Began his career as a child actor in silent films starring his father, Jack Holt, and graduated to juvenile parts in B productions of the 1930s. Holt landed significant roles in Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) and, opposite Humphrey Bogart, in John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). In both cases he proved himself a highly capable actor, but most of his career was spent playing the hero in a series of enjoyable but routine B-Westerns at RKO. Brother of B-movie actress Jennifer Holt (born 1920).
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Born Charles John Holt III in Beverly Hills, California, he was the son of actor Jack Holt and his wife, Margaret Woods. He was sent to study at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana from which he graduated in 1936. In 1938, at the age of nineteen, Holt had a major role under star Harry Carey in The Law West of Tombstone. Tim Holt had one of the leading roles in Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), but the following year he became a decorated combat veteran of World War II, flying in the Pacific theatre with the United States Army Air Forces as a B-29 bombardier. He returned to films after the war, appearing as "Virgil Earp" in John Ford's Western My Darling Clementine. Holt was next cast in the role that he is probably most remembered for, portraying "Bob Curtin" in John Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, made in 1946. Holt did another four Western films before "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" was released in 1948. He made two dozen more Western films until 1952, when the genre's popularity waned. He appeared in only three uninspiring motion pictures during the next fourteen years. In 1973, at the age of fifty-four, Tim Holt died from bone cancer in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he had been managing a radio station. In 1991 Tim Holt was inducted posthumously into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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