DEAD: Guy Williams

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Guy Williams (aged 65)
American actor

Guy Williams (born Armando Joseph Catalano; January 14, 1924 – April 30, 1989) was an American actor and former fashion model. He usually played swashbuckling action heroes in the 1950s and 1960s, but never quite achieved movie-star status,despite his appearance (including hazel eyes, 6′ 3″[1m 90 cm] height, and 190 lb [86 kg] weight) and charisma, which helped launch his early successful photographic modeling career.

Among his most notable achievements were two TV series: Zorro, in the title role and Lost in Space, as the father of the Robinson family. The sci-fi TV program was popular. His hobbies included astronomy, chess, music (mostly classical), fencing, tropical fish, and sailing; he owned a 40-foot (12 m) ketch called the Oceana.

DEATH: Later in 1989, while spending solitary months in Argentina, Williams disappeared. The local police searched his apartment in Recoleta on May 6, 1989,finding his body. He had died of an apparent heart attack.Owing to his great popularity in Argentina, his ashes lay for two years at the Argentine Actors’ Society cemetery at La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires. In 1991, in accordance with his wishes, Guy’s ashes were spread over the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California.

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