‘The Mod Squad’ Star Clarence Williams III Passes Away during 81

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Clarence Williams, whose dexterity and unusual patience started his behaving career on Broadway in a early 1960s, upheld away, according to reports on Sunday, Jun 6, 2021; he was 81.

His manager, Allan Mindel, reliable Sunday that he died on Friday after battling colon cancer. Social media users fast posted messages from those who had worked with a actor. They common memories of his groundbreaking roles and touching performances.

Williams was famous for his “Slow Dance on Killing Ground” in 1964 with a Tony nomination. He has 4 NAACP Image Awards; 1998, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Millennium” (1996); 1998, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for “Hoodlum” (1997); 2000, Outstanding WilliamsSupporting Actor in a Motion Picture for “The General’s Daughter” (1999); and in 2007 Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for “Wild West Mystery” (2006). In 2004, TV Land Awards, he was nominated for Most Memorable Mane in The Mod Squad (1968).

In 1963, Williams III started a 5-year army personification a hip clandestine patrolman with a medium ‘fro; by a final season, his locks was utterly impressive. His impression was partial of “The Mod Squad,” a contingent of reformed youthful delinquents Williams as Lin Hayes, Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes.

Director Payton Reed tweeted that he remembers operative with Williams on “The Love Bug” TV in 1995. He wrote about examination Linc when he was flourishing adult and suspicion he was a essence of cool.

During his 50-year career travelling film, television, and theater, Williams played a far-reaching operation of characters, Prince’s father in 1984’s “Purple Rain;” Marcellus Clay in a 2000 film “Ali: An American Hero;” in “The General’s Daughter”(1999) he is Colonel Fowler.

Williams portrayed a patrolman or questioner in countless films and TV programs and seemed equally able of successfully pulling off fear with intrigue.

He was innate in New York on Aug. 21, 1939; his relatives and consanguine grandparents were talented; his grandfather was a composer and pianist, his father was a musician, and his mom, Eve Taylor, was a thespian and actress.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources:

TMZ: CLARENCE WILLIAMS III DEAD AT 81 ‘Mod Squad,’ ‘Half Baked’
The Washington Post: Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies during 81; Lindsey Bahn

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