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John Albert? Williams

Birthdate: (80)
Death: May 05, 1983 (80) (Other)
Immediate Family:

Son of A.E. Williams and May Williams
Husband of Private
Brother of Joyce "Dick" Hornsted; A.L. Williams; Phyllis Holt and Pamela "Girl" Williams

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Wikipedia: John Williams ( [April 15] , [1903] – [May 5] , [1983] ) was a [British] stage, film, and television actor.

Born in [The Chalfonts] in [Buckinghamshire] , [England] , he began acting on the [Broadway] stage in 1924 and went on to appear in thirty more Broadway plays over the next four decades. He first acted in [Hollywood] films in 1930, debuting in director [Mack Sennett's] The Chumps . In his career he appeared in more than forty movies and also made more than forty guest appearances on television shows. He was part of the regular cast for the 1967 season of the family comedy, [Family Affair] .

Outside his movie career, Williams gained fame as the star of a television commercial for 120 Music Masterpieces , a four- [LP] set of [classical music] excerpts from [Columbia Records] . This became the longest-running nationally seen commercial in U.S. television history, for 13 years from 1971 to 1984. It began, "I'm sure you recognize this lovely melody as ' [Stranger in Paradise] .' But did you know that the original theme is from the [Polovetsian Dance No. 2] by [Borodin] ?" The commercial became so familiar that it was spoofed by [Charles Rocket] on [Saturday Night Live] .

In 1953 Williams was awarded a [Tony Award] for [Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic)] for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in "Dial M for Murder" on Broadway. When [Alfred Hitchcock] took over the script to make a movie of the play in 1954, he cast Williams for the same role.

  • Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002369/)
  • The New York Times Biographical Service. A compilation of currentbiographical information of general interest. Volume 14, Numbers 1-12. Usethe annual Index to locate biographies. (NewYTBS 1983)
  • Who's Who in Hollywood. The largest cast of international filmpersonalities ever assembled. Two volumes. By David Ragan. New York: Factson File, 1992. (WhoHol 92)
  • Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books andmagazines. Volume 13: September, 1982-August, 1984. New York: H.W. WilsonCo., 1984. (BioIn 13)
  • Encyclopedia of American Film Comedy. By Larry Langman. Garland ReferenceLibrary of the Humanities, vol. 744. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987.(EncAFC)
  • Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion. Eighth edition. By Leslie Halliwell. NewYork: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984. Earlier editions published as "TheFilmgoer's Companion." (HalFC 84)
  • Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion. Ninth edition. By Leslie Halliwell. NewYork: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. Earlier editions published as "TheFilmgoer's Companion." (HalFC 88)
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John Albert? Williams's Timeline

1903
April 15, 1903
1983
May 5, 1983
Age 80