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Billy Dee Williams Twin Sister Loretta: Is she still Alive?

Billy Dee Williams twin sister, Loretta Williams has been a huge supporter of her brother throughout the journey of his life and career.

After a successful career of Billy as an American actor, novelist, and painter, people seem to be curious regarding his personal life especially about his twin sister, Loretta Williams as the twin siblings recently celebrated their 86th birthday.

Unlike the popular Billy Dee Williams, people rarely know about his twin sister. Billy throughout his career of over six decades has appeared in over 100 films and television roles.

He is best known for portraying Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Franchise. Making his debut entry with the movie, The Last Angry Man in 1959, he came to the attention of national television.

Throughout his career, Billy has achieved numerous accolades including three NAACP Image Awards, and the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Moreover, this actor was inducted into the Black Filmmaker’s Hall of Fame in 1984 earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985.

Loretta Williams Bio

Full Name Loretta Williams
Date of Birth April 6, 1937
Birthplace New York City, United States
Age 86 years old
Occupation Unknown
Parents Father: William December Williams Sr.
Mother: Loretta Anne
Height Not Known
Weight Not Known
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity African-American
Husband Unknown
Children Unknown

Meet Billy Dee Williams Twin Sister: Loretta Williams

Billy Dee Williams and his twin sister Loretta Williams were born on April 6, 1937, in New York City, United States. As of 2024, both of them are living in their mid-80s i.e., 86 years of age.

They were born to Loretta Anne (mother) and William December Williams Sr. (father).

Their mother was an elevator operator at the Lyceum Theatre and an aspiring performer from Montserrat while their father was an African-American caretaker with some Native American ancestry from Texas.

Billy Dee Williams with his Twin Sister, Loretta during young age
Billy Dee Williams with his Twin Sister, Loretta during young age

However, both the twins were raised by their maternal grandmother as their parents were busy working multiple jobs to feed them.

Their parents wanted them to be exposed to the entertainment industry as their mother led them to have early experiences in drawing, painting, and theatre.

Billy was interested in arts including opera and even made his debut at the age of seven portraying a page in The Firebrand of Florence, Kurt Weill, and Ira Gershwin’s operetta starring Lotte Lenya.

On the other hand, Loretta Williams remained behind the scenes and out of the spotlight. She preferred a more private life than getting exposed to the big screen.

However, Loretta supported her brother in every step to achieve his dream career and became a successful actor.

Both the twins were seen celebrating their 86th birthday together sharing their love that has withstood their life.

Is Loretta Williams Still Alive?

The question of Loretta whether she is alive in 2024 has been rising on the internet. Well, Loretta Williams is still alive in 2024 as there are no reports of her passing.

Instead, Billy posted on his Instagram wishing birthday to her twin sister.

With a lack of news confirming her death, Loretta Williams is still alive.

Billy Dee Williams Wife and Kids

American actor, Billy Dee Williams has married three times throughout his lifetime. He has three children and two grandchildren from his three marriages.

Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams

Williams was first married to Audrey Sellers in 1959. The couple shared a son, Corey Dee Williams who was born in 1960. They were separated after some years and he mentioned his first marriage was on the rocks.

In 1968, Billy was married to model and actress, Marlene Clark in Hawaii. The couple didn’t share any children and were divorced in 1971.

Lastly, he was married to Teruko Nakagami on December 27, 1972. The couple raised a daughter Miyako, born in 1962 from Teruko’s previous marriage to musician, Wayne Shorter.

Also, they shared a daughter together, Hanako who was born in 1973. Although the couple filed for an amicable divorce in 1993, they reconciled and lived together.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Billy Dee Williams twin sister?

Billy Dee Williams twin sister is Loretta Williams.

How old is Loretta Williams?

Loretta Williams is 86 years old.

Is Loretta Williams Still Alive?

Yes, Loretta Williams is still alive as of 2024.

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