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Billy Sands

Billy Sands


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Also Known As: Died: August 27, 1984
Born: Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ... actor comedian


Billy Sands was a great addition to any film comedy after having enjoyed several successes in his Hollywood career. Sands worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Angel in My Pocket" (1968) starring Andy Griffith, "McHale's Navy" (1964) starring Ernest Borgnine and "P.J." (1968). He also contributed to "Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour" (ABC, 1969-1970), "The Phil Silvers Show" (CBS, 1955-59) and "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968) starring Don Knotts. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "The Bill Cosby Special, Or?" (NBC, 1970-71) and "Big Eddie" (CBS, 1974-75). He also starred in the TV movies "Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You" (NBC, 1971-72) and "Evil Roy Slade" (NBC, 1971). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the comedy "How to Frame a Figg" (1971) with Don Knotts and "The Harrad Experiment" (1973). Sands took on film roles in more recent years, appearing in the dramatic sports film "Rocky" (1976) with Sylvester Stallone, "High Anxiety" (1977) with Mel Brooks and "The World's Greatest Lover" (1977) with Gene Wilder. He also was featured in the TV movie "Raid on Entebbe" (NBC, 1976-77). Sands last appeared in "The Munsters' Revenge" (NBC, 1980-81). Sands passed away in August 1984 at the age of 73.

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