Born In: New York, New York, United States
Clarence Williams III was a noted African-American actor, who delighted his audience with his memorable performances in numerous stage shows, television productions and films for more than fifty years. Born into a family of musicians, he became interested in acting while in his teens, debuting in films at the age of eighteen. But shortly, he was called for his military service and on his return, he began to appear on stage. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 and got his breakthrough role at the age of 25. However, he had to wait for four more years for the role that made him a household name—that of Linc Hayes in the television series, ‘The Mod Squad’. When the show ended, he returned to the stage, unwilling to act in typical roles that were available to the African-American actors. At around the age of 40, Clarence Williams III once again returned to the screen, thereafter continuing to mesmerize his audiences with varied types of roles.
Died At Age: 81
father: Clay Williams
Born Country: United States
place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death: Colon Cancer
City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers
awards: 2000; 1998 · The General's Daughter; Hoodlum - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1965 · Slow Dance On The Killing Ground - Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
1998 · Millennium - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
2007 · Mystery Woman - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie; Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
2004 - TV Land Most Memorable Mane Award
In November 1967, Clarence Williams III married actress Gloria Forest, remaining together until their divorce in 1984. The couple did not have any children and remained friends till her death in 2001.
From 1990 to 1999, he was in a relationship with actress Tyne Daly.
Clarence Williams III died of colon cancer on 4 June 2021, in Los Angeles, at the age of 81.
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