Tim Holt, 1948
|Born||Charles John Holt III
February 5, 1919
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Died||February 15, 1973
Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Birdee Stephens (1952-1973) (his death)
Virginia Ashcroft (?-?) (divorced)
Alice Harrison (?-?) (divorced)
Tim Holt (February 5, 1919 – February 15, 1973) was an American film actor best known for his youthful leading roles in Western films and his co-starring role opposite Humphrey Bogart in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Early life 
Charles John Holt III was born February 5, 1919 in Beverly Hills, California, the son of actor Jack Holt and Margaret Woods. During his early years, he accompanied his father on location, even appearing in an early silent film. Holt was educated at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, graduating in 1936. Immediately afterward, he went to work in the Hollywood film business.
Acting career 
In 1938 at the age of 19, Holt, after five minor roles, landed a major role under star Harry Carey in The Law West of Tombstone. It was the first of the many Western films he made during the 1940s. During this time his sister, Jennifer Holt, also became a leading star in the Western film genre.
After playing young Lieutenant Blanchard in the 1939 classic Stagecoach, Holt had one of the leading roles in Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). He also starred as a Nazi in Hitler's Children (1943). After making this film, 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.
Following the war, Holt returned to films, appearing as Virgil Earp to Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp in the John Ford western My Darling Clementine. Holt was next cast in the role that he is probably most remembered for (in a film in which his father also appeared in a small part)—that of Bob Curtin to Humphrey Bogart's Fred C. Dobbs in John Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Before the film was released, Holt did another four Westerns and afterward made two dozen more up until 1952. He was then absent from the screen for five years until he starred in a less-than-successful horror film, The Monster That Challenged the World, in 1957. Over the next 16 years, he appeared in only two more motion pictures.
Death and legacy 
Tim Holt died from bone cancer on February 15, 1973 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he had been managing a radio station. He was interred in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Harrah, Oklahoma. Tim Holt Drive in Harrah, where he and his wife had lived, was subsequently named in his honor.
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. Surprisingly, there is no star for Tim Holt on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as of Nov 2012).
Partial filmography 
- History Is Made at Night (1937)
- Stella Dallas (1937)
- I Met My Love Again (1938)
- Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
- Sons of the Legion (1938)
- Stagecoach (1939)
- The Spirit of Culver (1939)
- The Rookie Cop (1939)
- 5th Ave Girl (1939)
- Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
- Back Street (1941)
- Six Gun Gold (1941)
- Dude Cowboy (1941)
- The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
- Red River Robin Hood (1942)
- Hitler's Children (1943)
- My Darling Clementine (1946)
- Gun Smugglers (1948)
- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
- Western Heritage (1948)
- Rustlers (1949)
- Riders of the Range (1949)
- His Kind of Woman (1951)
- Target (1952)
- The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
- The Yesterday Machine (1963)
- "Tim Holt". The New York Times. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
- "Tim Holt". B-Westerns. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
Stagecoach kid Gunplay 1951
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