William Prince, born William LeRoy Prince, was an American actor. He was born on January 26, 1913, in Nichols, New York. He made his New York debut in 1937 in Max Reinhardt's Eternal Road, which was produced by the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia. Two of his most notable films are Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and Network (1976). He is primarily known for his roles in soap operas and mini television series, some of which include Young Dr. Malone, Another World, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and A World Apart. He was also a part of the first hour-long television drama series The Mask (1954). He also took part in Broadway theater and played leading roles in John Loves Mary and Forward the Heart. His second wife, Augusta Dabney, was also an actor, with whom he often appeared on the small screen. He died on October 8, 1996, in Tarrytown, New York, at the age of 83.