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Wishing Billy Dee Williams the happiest of birthdays today!

Born April 6, 1937 in New York City, New York, he is an American Icon. Actor, artist, singer and writer, he is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise.

Williams first appeared on Broadway in 1945 and has gone on to have roles in more than 50 films (Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany) along with numerous stage and television appearances (Brian’s Song, Jackson’s the American Dream) through the years.

Happy 80th Birthday Billy Dee!

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