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GUY WILLIAMS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
  
Guy Williams was born on January 14th, 1924 in New York City, New York with the birth name Armando Joseph Catalano.  He had one younger sister and was raised in Washington Heights where he attended Peekskill Military Academy.  After completing his schooling he first entered the entertainment industry by working as a fashion model.
 
After some time he decided to join New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and soon was appearing on such television shows as, "Studio One in Hollywood" (1948).  After appearing in the film, "The Beginning of the End" (1947) he began to catch the attention of Hollywood.
 
Soon universal Pictures signed him to a contract and he was seen on the big screen in such features as, "Back at the Front" (1952), "All I Desire" (1953), "The Golden Blade" (1953), "Take Me to Town" (1953), "Bonzo Goes to College" (1952) starring Ronald Reagan, "The Mississippi Gambler" (1953) and "The Man from the Alamo" (1953).
 
After his contract came to an end with Universal Pictures he remained working as a film actor doing freelance on such projects as, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957) starring Michael Landon and his biggest role came in 1957 in, "Zorro" which finally took him to star status.
 
Along with his film roles he also appeared throughout his career on a number of television series such as, "The Lone Ranger", "Highway Patrol" and "Men of Annapolis".  He had such a career take off working with Disney on, "Zorro" that two of the episodes were later made into the films, "The Sign of Zorro" (1958) and "Zorro, the Avenger" (1959).  He also worked with Disney on, "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King" (1962), "Damon and Pythias" (1962) and he appeared with MGM studios in, "Captain Sinbad" (1963).
 
Some of his more recent roles were on the sci-fi series, "Lost in Space" (1965) and although he retired from acting after that he did make one more return to the film industry in 1981 in, "Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe".
 
He spent the remainder of his life living in Argentina and on April 30th, 1989 Guy passed away in Buenos Aires, Argentina after suffering from a brain aneurysm.  He married only once to Janice Cooper in 1948 and they had two children together before their marriage ended in divorce in 1983.  
 
His remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean by Malibu, California.  He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.  


Filmography

1981   Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe

1965-1968  Lost in Space

1964   Bonanza 

1963   Captain Sindbad 

1962   Damon and Pythias

1957-1962  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Prince and the Pauper

1957-1961  Zorro 

1958   Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

1957-1958  Men of Annapolis

1957   Code 3 

1957   I Was a Teenage Werewolf

1956-1957  Highway Patrol

1957   State Trooper

1957   Cavalcade of America

1956   Crossroads 

1955   The Last Frontier

1955   Sincerely Yours 

1955   Cameo Theatre 

1955   The Lone Ranger 

1955   Damon Runyon Theater

1955   Four Star Playhouse 

1955   Seven Angry Men 

1955   The Mickey Rooney Show 

1953   The Golden Blade

1953   The Man from the Alamo 

1953   All I Desire 

1953   Take Me to Town 

1953   House Party

1953   The Mississippi Gambler 

1952   Back at the Front 

1952   Bonzo Goes to College 

1951   Studio One in Hollywood

1947   The Beginning or the End





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