Billy Dee Williams, Now 83 years old, was born on 6th April, 1937 in New York; he is a celebrated American Actor, writer, singer as well as an artist. In his career he played some memorable roles in various movies, which will remain etched in the minds of his fans for years to come.
Billy Williams started his acting career in 1945 when he appeared in stage drama “The Firebrand of Florence” before making his film debut in “The Last Angry Man”, a movie that went on to win Academy Award Nomination. In 1971, Billy Williams appeared in a TV movie titled “Brian’s Song”, which won him Emmy Award nomination for best actor.
Billy Dee Williams became one of the popular black actors after his role in successful TV movie “Brian’s Song” in 1971. In 1980s he appeared in the 2 “Stars Wars” episodes in a role that was well received by Star Wars fans. He also played critical roles alongside Sylvester Stallone in “Nighthawks” and Michael Keaton in “Batman” in 1989.
In 1961, Billy Dee Williams recorded his first ever music album titled “Let’s Misbehave”, which proved to be a commercial success and was received well by music lovers across the world. Side by side he continued to appear on TV in different shows including “The Jefferson”, “The Hughleys” and “227” alongside Marla Gibbs. “Lost Flight”, “Carter’s Army”, “The Jackson’s: An American Dream” and “Shooting Stars” are some of his major TV appearances.
Top Films of Billy Dee Williams
- The Last Angry Man
- Lady Sings the Blues
- Star Wars Episode V : The Empire Strikes Back
- The Visit
- The Ladies Man
- Good Neighbour