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Veteran actor George Williams reportedly dead

Veteran actor George Williams has passed on, Accra- based UTV reports.
The sad event is said to have happened Monday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. He was 87.

Mr. Williams, a British trained actor, is a doyen in the Ghanaian movie industry. His most recent engagement has been as professor/resource person at the Accra Film School (AFS).

 

Biography of George Williams

[Mr Williams is] known for distinguished roles in movies such as Genesis Chapter X, Dogo Yaro, Bloody Kids, Mama and TV series, Ultimate Paradise.

With his eloquence and articulation, Uncle George spent most of his working time as a broadcaster, changing roles between  the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), then as the head of presentation for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) and also having a stint with the  Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation. He also did some freelance jobs for Liberian Broadcasting Corporation.

Uncle George was born in 1929 to a famous lawyer, Francis Awoonor Williams whose ancestors are from Sierra Leone and his late mom, Nora Rosemond Awoonor Williams.

He started his secondary education at the Aggrey Memorial School in the Central Region, then to the Achimota Secondary School before ending up at Adisadel College in 1941.

After leaving Adisadel College in 1945, he became a Lab Assistant at the Physics Lab in Achimota for almost two years.

In 1947, he left for England where he enrolled at the Balham & Tooting College of Commerce.

Uncle George, with some of his colleagues, started performing gigs in nightclubs just as they played piano and drums for some of the top-gun dancers and musicians of the time.

He continued to explore and further acquainted himself with all the areas of showbiz. He then went to the Buddy Bradley’s School of Stage Dancing at the west end of London, one of the famous schools at the time, to learn how to dance but surprisingly, ended up acting rather.

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