John Holland


1908 May 17 Fremont, Nebraska, USA

John Holland (May 16, 1908 – May 21, 1993) was an American actor and singer. John Holland was born Harold Boggess in Fremont, Nebraska. He adopted his grandfather's name John Holland as a stage name. He began acting in Hollywood films in 1937, and later appeared on numerous television series, including Hawaiian Eye, Wagon Train, and Perry Mason. His most notable film credits were My Fair Lady (1964), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), and Chinatown (1974). In addition to film and television, Holland acted in musical theater, such as the Broadway production of Peter Pan (1954), and in plays, such as the touring company of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. He received positive reviews for his performance in a concert titled "The California Night of Music" in Los Angeles in September 1937. He often gave free concerts during visits to his parents in Alton, Illinois, accompanied by his father, organist Newton Boggess. John Holland died on May 21, 1993 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles at age 85. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia