Williams, Dick

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Name
Williams, Dick Gender: M
Richard Blaine Williams
born on 7 June 1926 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Wall Lake, Iowa, 42n16, 95w06
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°49' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°43 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 17°32'



Biography

American singer and actor, he was one of the three older brothers of Andy Williams, the four of them appeared together as The Williams Brothers.

He and his brothers formed the Williams Brothers quartet in late 1938, and they performed on radio in the Midwest, first at WHO, in Des Moines, Iowa. In July 1940 the family moved to Chicago and received a job at WLS, in Chicago, and WLW, in Cincinnati. Moving to Los Angeles in 1943, the Williams Brothers sang with Bing Crosby on the hit record "Swinging on a Star" (1944). They appeared in four musical films: Janie (1944), Kansas City Kitty (1944), Something in the Wind (1947) and Ladies' Man (1947).

Kay Thompson hired the four Williams boys as her backup singers and dancers, and formed a nightclub act called Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. They made their debut in Las Vegas in 1947 and became an overnight sensation. Within a year, they were the highest paid nightclub act in the world, breaking records wherever they appeared. When the Thompson and Williams Brothers act ended in 1953, the brothers broke up and they went their own ways developing their own solo acts. Dick Williams went to sing with the Harry James band and later in August 1951 landed on Broadway.

In 1998, Andy, Don, Dick and their sister Jane, visited Wall Lake for the dedication of the Williams family home as a historic site and tourist attraction. Dick Williams died in Burbank, California on 5 May 2018, aged 91.

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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Williams Brothers)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.