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Clarence Williams III

Actor

Born - 21 August 1939, New York City, USA
Died - 4 June 2021

Tall Afro-American character actor with an impressive hood of hair. On stage at 18, films at 20, his highest profile roles came in the TV series The Mod Squad and as the Prince character's father in Purple Rain (1984). After a lifetime of varied film and TV roles, he was finally given a vehicle of his own at 74 in the title role of Lee Daniels' The Butler. A host of other movies included Pork Chop Hill (1959), The Cool World (1963), 52 Pick-Up (1986), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), Maniac Cop 2 (1990), Deep Cover (1992), Sugar Hill (1993), Tales from the Hood (1995), Hoodlum (1997), The General"s Daughter (1999), Reindeer Games (2000), Mindstorm (2001), The Extreme Team (2003), Constellation (2005), American Gangster (2007), A Day in the Life (2009), Snowbird (2016) and American Nightmares (2018), his last. He died from cancer.