Clarence Williams III
Date of Birth: August 21, 1939
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: June 4, 2021
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Clarence Williams III was 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 (the son of Dennis Williams and Sally). Clarence’s grandfather Clarence was a jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher. He was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Dennis was a bassist.
Clarence’s paternal grandmother was Eva Taylor (born Irene Joy Gibbons, the daughter of F. A. H. Gibbons). Eva was a blues singer and stage actress, also known as Irene Gibbons. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Source: Genealogy of Clarence Williams III (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
correction: Obituaries of Clarence’s paternal grandparents
one of the true working actors. Never knew he was married to her:
Have u ever watched Against the wall? Terrific movie. Another of his great roles was in The legend of 900.
Yes I remember seeing it some years ago. Although I’ve never seen (The legend of 900), I am checking it out right now on youtube(thanks)