Clarence Williams III

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Williams in 2003, photo by

Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 21, 1939

Ethnicity: African-American

Clarence Williams III is an American actor.

Clarence was born into a family of entertainers. His father, Clarence “Clay” Williams, Jr., was a professional musician. Clarence’s aunt, Irene Williams (born Joy Williams) was a singer and actress.

Clarence’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Williams, a jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher. Clarence’s grandfather Clarence was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Clarence’s paternal grandmother was Eva Taylor (born Irene Joy Gibbons), a blues singer and stage actress. Eva was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Source: Genealogy and death record of Clarence’s father –


Finnish-Italian guy,

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    correction: Obituaries of Clarence’s paternal grandparents

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    one of the true working actors. Never knew he was married to her:

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