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Also Known As: Johnny Williams Died: May 5, 1983
Born: April 15, 1903 Cause of Death: suffered an aneurism
Birth Place: Chalfont St Giles, England, GB Profession: actor

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Ever reliable, often mustachioed British character of enjoyably stiff-upper-lip types, whose resonant voice and crisp manner enhanced many films. One of Williams's most delightful and best-remembered parts, for which he won several awards (including a Tony) was as the quietly assured inspector who finally traps the killer in the popular stage play, "Dial M for Murder", a role he recreated in Alfred Hitchcock's highly enjoyable 1954 film version.

Ever reliable, often mustachioed British character of enjoyably stiff-upper-lip types, whose resonant voice and crisp manner enhanced many films. One of Williams's most delightful and best-remembered parts, for which he won several awards (including a Tony) was as the quietly assured inspector who finally traps the killer in the popular stage play, "Dial M for Murder", a role he recreated in Alfred Hitchcock's highly enjoyable 1954 film version.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Number One (1984) Himself
2.
 Coming Home (1978)
3.
 Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978) Mansfield
4.
 Swarm, The (1978) Launching Officer
5.
 No Deposit, No Return (1976) Jameson
6.
 Libido (1973) Martin ("The Child")
7.
 Super Fly (1972)
8.
 Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1972) Arthur Frankland
9.
 The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968) General Mayhew
10.
 A Flea in Her Ear (1968) Dr. Finache
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Milestones close milestones

1914:
Stage acting debut in "Peter Pan" aged 13 (date approximate)
1924:
Acting debut in US aged 21 (date approximate)
:
Replaced Sebastian Cabot on the popular TV sitcom "Family Affair" in the late 1960s

Notes

He served with Royal Air Force during WWII.

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