Hal Williams

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Hal Williams

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12/14/1938

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Tall, mustachioed, highly likable African-American staple of 1970s and 80s television, most typically in roles as fairly average joes who explode at the crazed situations around them, only to prove to be warm, teddy bear types in the end. Williams is probably best known as the husband who…more

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    Hal Williams, one of the most beloved "nice guys" of the 70s and 80s TV and film, began his career in a play called "The Man Nobody Saw," a production of Plays for Living, a branch of the Family Services Association of America. The play toured throughout LA and told the story of a black family involved in the race riots of the 60s. A massive man with the broad shoulders of a halfback and a grin that would melt David Duke's heart, Hal's full name is Halroy Candis Williams, and whenever I wanted to "get to him" I would inevitably call him Candis. A talented, amiable man of great ability, Hal, from my foggy memory, got involved in real estate and retired from the business a young man. A great loss to TV. One of my favorite people.moreless