Billy Dee Williams Overview

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Born: April 06, 1937

Actor Billy Dee Williams was born in New York City and is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies. He was also the spokesman for Colt 45 beer in the 1980s. Williams has a twin sister, Loretta, and was raised in Harlem by his grandmother. He was an artist before his acting career took off, having studied art at New York's High School of Music and Art and at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Williams has had gallery showings where his works have sold for tens of... See All

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