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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's acting received many laughs in the various comedies he played in throughout his career. Sands worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Angel in My Pocket" with Andy Griffith (1968), "McHale's Navy" (1964) starring Ernest Borgnine, "P.J." (1968), "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 appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Bill Cosby Special, Or?" (1970-71) and "Big Eddie" (1974-75). He also starred in the TV movies "Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You" (1971-72) and "Evil Roy Slade" (1971). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in "How to Frame a Figg" (1971) with Don Knotts and "The Harrad Experiment" (1973). Sands focused on film in more recent years, appearing in "Rocky" (1976), the comedy "High Anxiety" (1977) with Mel Brooks and the Gene Wilder comedy "The World's Greatest Lover" (1977). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Wives" (1974-75). Sands last appeared in "The Munsters' Revenge" (1980-81). Billy Sands passed away in August 1984 at the age of 73.

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