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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 January 1913Nichols, New York, USA
Date of Death 8 October 1996Tarrytown, New York, USA
Birth NameWilliam LeRoy Prince
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William was a character actor, whose popularity was due to hundreds of appearances in soap operas.

Going from stage to screen, William had an undistinguished movie career in the 40's which ran out of steam after about four years.

But in the 50's, he would find his calling on the small screen. On Young Dr. Malone (1958), he played the father for five years. He was also cast in Another World (1964), The Edge of Night (1956), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and A World Apart (1969). One noteworthy credit was that he was part of the continuing cast on the first hour-long television drama series, The Mask (1954).

By the 70's and 80's, he appeared in a number of Television Mini-Series and Television Movies. On stage, he appeared in plays by Eugene O'Neill and Edward Albee.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>, U.N. Owen

Spouse (2)

Augusta Dabney (1964 - 8 October 1996) (his death)
Dorothy Hause (27 October 1934 - 1964) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (2)

His best film role was as Christian de Neuvillette in the 1950 film version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), starring José Ferrer in his Oscar-winning role as Cyrano.
He appeared in many adaptations of/and original plays on TV during the Golden Age of Television, including an adaptation of "Arsenic and Old Lace" in which he played Mortimer Brewster, the role that Cary Grant played in the 1944 film version. To many modern viewers, he is primarily known as a soap opera actor.

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