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Billy Dee Williams Talks Star Wars And His Irish Connections

Billy Dee Williams was born and raised in New York City. He has starred in forty movies, seven Broadway plays, and has made more than forty television shows and tv movies combined! In a Galaxy far, far away … okay maybe just L.A. over Zoom! Alison Curtis spoke to this living legend on the show --- He is best known as outlandishly handsome rogue Lando Calrissian on Return Of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back but he has had an INCREDIBLE career over SIX decades! He told Weekend Breakfast how he the biggest star in the world once turned up to his first Broadway show, how George Lucas made the biggest call of his life, leading to his iconic role, how he dealt with Star wars fans when they thought he double-crossed Han Solo plus his Irish connections! At one time Billy’s circle of friends included included Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye! HIs autobiography ‘What Have We Here: Portraits of a Life’ BY Billy Dee Williams is out now.
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Weekend Breakfast With Alison Curtis

Billy Dee Williams Talks Star Wars And His Irish Connections

Square1
Today FM

1:15 PM - 10 Feb 2024

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Billy Dee Williams was born and raised in New York City. He has starred in forty movies, seven Broadway plays, and has made more than forty television shows and tv movies combined!

In a Galaxy far, far away … okay maybe just L.A. over Zoom! Alison Curtis spoke to this living legend on the show --- He is best known as outlandishly handsome rogue Lando Calrissian on Return Of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back but he has had an INCREDIBLE career over SIX decades!

He told Weekend Breakfast how he the biggest star in the world once turned up to his first Broadway show, how George Lucas made the biggest call of his life, leading to his iconic role, how he dealt with Star wars fans when they thought he double-crossed Han Solo plus his Irish connections! At one time Billy’s circle of friends included included Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye!

His autobiography ‘What Have We Here: Portraits of a Life’ BY Billy Dee Williams is out now.

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