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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ACTOR

Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams was born on April 26th, 1899 in Decatur, Texas with the birth name Guinn Terell Williams Jr.  His father worked as a rancher and later became a politician working as a member of the Texas Senate and a US Representative to Congress circa 1920's-1930's.  Williams grew up playing semi pro and pro baseball and was given the nickname, 'Big Boy' early on and at 6'2 tall he earned it.
Williams father had been an officer in the military and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and attend West Point, however, William's had developed an interest in acting and wanting to take his life and career path a different direction.
In 1919, Guinn Williams chose to move to Hollywood and see if he had a chance at building a career as an actor.  Since he had experience working on a ranch as a cowboy and rodeo rider, it was easy to find work first as a stuntman.  He became friends with actor Will Rogers and together the men worked on about fifteen films together.  Williams screen debut was with Rogers in, "Almost a Husband" (1919) and this role followed with many successful film roles appearing in mostly westerns.
Williams starred in his own series of silent Westerns and had no problems with the transition to talkies later on in his career.  He also worked on, "Lucky Star" (1929) with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell.
He starred in the film, "The Great Meadow" (1931) alongside Johnny Mack Brown.  Williams did many films that were not westerns such as, "A Star is Born" (1937) and "The Glass Key" (1935).
Some of the more memorable roles that happened to be in westerns were on, "Dodge City" (1939) and "Santa Fe Trail" (1940) both starring Errol Flynn when he was working with Warner Brothers.  Also, Universal Pictures chose to cast him in their large serial, "Riders of Death Valley" (1941).
Even though Williams was never cast in the lead in the majority of the films he worked on, he always was getting supporting roles and was constantly staying employed and working in the industry.  Even into the late 50's and early 60's, William worked on such films as, "The Alamo" (1960) and "The Comancheros" (1961) with John Wayne which was his last role on screen.
Throughout his lifetime he married three times and all to actresses.  His first marriage was to Kathleen Collins followed by marrying Barbara Weeks.  His final wife whom he met in the 1940's and married in January was Dorothy Peterson and they remained together until Williams passed away.  They had one son together, William Tyler.   

Even though his career was still successful, as he entered the 60's, his health was slowly beginning to deteriorate.  Guinn Williams passed away on June 6th, 1962 in Burbank, California from Uremic poisoning.


1961   The Comancheros
1960   The Alamo 
1960   Five Bold Women 
1960   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1960   Home from the Hill  
1959   The Restless Gun
1959   Wagon Train 
1958   Tales of Wells Fargo 
1958   The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 
1958   Sugarfoot
1956-1957  Circus Boy 
1957   Cheyenne
1957   The Hired Gun
1957   Gunsmoke
1956   Man from Del Rio
1955-1956  My Friend Flicka
1956   Hidden Guns
1955   Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 
1954   Outlaw's Daughter
1954   Massacre Canyon
1954   Southwest Passage
1952   Hangman's Knot
1952   Springfield Rifle 
1951   Man in the Saddle 
1951   Al Jennings of Oklahoma 
1950   Rocky Mountain
1950   Hoedown
1949   Brimstone
1949   Bad Men of Tombstone 
1948   Smoky Mountain Melody
1948   Station West 
1947   Road to the Big House
1947   Smoky River Serenade 
1947   King of the Wild Horses
1947   Over the Santa Fe Trail
1946   Singin' in the Corn 
1946   Singing on the Trail
1946   Cowboy Blues  
1946   That Texas Jamboree  
1946   Throw a Saddle on a Star
1945   Song of the Prairie
1945   Rhythm Round-Up
1945   The Man Who Walked Alone
1945   Sing Me a Song of Texas
1944   Belle of the Yukon
1944   Nevada 
1944   Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
1944   Swing in the Saddle
1944   Cowboy and the Senorita
1944   Cowboy Canteen 
1944   Hands Across the Border
1943   Minesweeper
1943   The Desperadoes 
1942   American Empire
1942   Silver Queen  
1942   Between Us Girls
1942   Lure of the Islands 
1942   Mr. Wise Guy
1942   The Bugle Sounds  
1941   Mr. Bug Goes to Town
1941   Swamp Water 
1941   You'll Never Get Rich 
1941   Riders of Death Valley
1941   Billy the Kid 
1941   Country Fair 
1941   Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga 
1940   Santa Fe Trail
1940   Dulcy
1940   Pleased to Mitt You
1940   Money and the Woman
1940   Wagons Westward
1940   Alias the Deacon 
1940   Virginia City
1940   Castle on the Hudson 
1940   The Fighting 69th
1939   Legion of Lost Flyers 
1939   Blackmail 
1939   Fugitive at Large 
1939   Bad Lands 
1939   Mutiny on the Blackhawk 
1939   6,000 Enemies
1939   Street of Missing Men
1939   Dodge City
1939   Pardon Our Nerve 
1938   I Demand Payment 
1938   Down in 'Arkansaw'
1938   Hold That Co-ed 
1938   Army Girl
1938   Professor Beware 
1938   The Marines Are Here 
1938   You and Me 
1938   Everybody's Doing It 
1938   Crashing Through Danger 
1937   Wise Girl 
1937   The Bad Man of Brimstone 
1937   My Dear Miss Aldrich 
1937   Big City
1937   She's No Lady
1937   The Singing Marine 
1937   Flying Fists  
1937   Girls Can Play
1937   Dangerous Holiday
1937   A Star Is Born
1937   Don't Tell the Wife 
1937   You Only Live Once
1936   Career Woman 
1936   North of Nome 
1936   End of the Trail
1936   The Big Game 
1936   The Vigilantes Are Coming 
1936   Kelly the Second 
1936   Grand Jury
1936   The Champ's a Chump
1936   Love on a Bet 
1936   Muss 'em Up
1935   Miss Pacific Fleet 
1935   Gun Play 
1935   The Law of 45's  
1935   The Littlest Rebel
1935   Powdersmoke Range 
1935   Here Comes Cookie
1935   Danger Trails 
1935   Society Fever 
1935   Village Tale 
1935   The Glass Key
1935   One in a Million 
1935   Private Worlds
1935   Big Boy Rides Again
1934   Cowboy Holiday
1934   The Silver Streak
1934   Flirtation Walk 
1934   Thunder Over Texas 
1934   Romance in the Rain 
1934   Here Comes the Navy 
1934   Half a Sinner 
1934   Cheaters
1934   The Undie-World
1934   Palooka
1933   The Mystery Squadron
1933   College Coach
1933   Man of the Forest
1933   Laughing at Life 
1933   The Phantom Broadcast 
1932   The Devil Is Driving
1932   Boys Will Be Boys
1932   You Said a Mouthful 
1932   Heritage of the Desert
1932   70,000 Witnesses 
1932   Drifting
1932   Polly of the Circus
1932   Ladies of the Jury
1932   Running Hollywood
1931   War Mamas
1931   The Phantom
1931   Catch as Catch Can
1931   The Great Meadow
1931   The Bachelor Father
1930   College Lovers 
1930   Liliom 
1930   The Bad Man 
1930   The Big Fight 
1930   City Girl 
1929   The Forward Pass 
1929   Lucky Star 
1929   From Headquarters 
1928   My Man 
1928   I Noah's Ark 
1928   Beggars of Life
1928   Vamping Venus 
1928   Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
1928   Burning Daylight
1927   The College Widow 
1927   The Down Grade 
1927   Lightning 
1927   The Woman Who Did Not Care
1927   Babe Comes Home
1927   Snowbound 
1927   Arizona Bound
1927   Backstage
1927   Slide, Kelly, Slide 
1926   The Desert's Toll 
1926   Brown of Harvard
1925   Big Stunt 
1925   Courage of Wolfheart 
1925   Riders of the Sand Storm 
1925   Rose of the Desert 
1925   Whistling Jim
1925   Black Cyclone 
1925   Sporting West 
1925   Bad Man from Bodie
1925   Wolfheart's Revenge
1925   Fangs of Wolfheart 
1925   Red Blood and Blue 
1924   Big Moments from Little Pictures
1924   The Eagle's Claw 
1923   $1,000 Reward 
1923   Uncensored Movies 
1923   End of the Rope 
1923   Riders at Night 
1923   Cyclone Jones 
1922   The Freshie
1922   I Blaze Away 
1922   The Trail of Hate 
1922   The Ropin' Fool
1922   Remembrance 
1922   The Cowboy King
1922   Rounding Up the Law 
1922   Across the Border
1921   Western Firebrands 
1921   The Vengeance Trail
1921   The Jack Rider 
1920   Cupid the Cowpuncher 
1919   Jubilo
1919   Almost a Husband 
1919   Devotion of a Boy

Matinee Classics - A Star is Born starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Owen Moore, Peggy Wood, Elizabeth Jenns, Edgar Kennedy, J.C. Nugent, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, A.W. Sweatt, Clara Blandick and Irving Bacon
Matinee Classics - Cowboy and the Senorita starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Guinn
Matinee Classics - Cowboy and the Senorita starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Guinn
Matinee Classics - Hands Across the Border starring Roy Rogers, Ruth Terry, Big Boy Williams, Onslow Stevens, Duncan Renaldo and the Sons of the Pioneers
Matinee Classics - The Mystery Squadron starring Bob Steele, Jack Mulhall, J. Carroll Naish, Guinn Big Boy Williams
Matinee Classics - The Vigilantes are Coming starring Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes, Guinn Big Boy Williams and Raymond Hatton
Matinee Classics - Big Boy Rides Again starring Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Constance Bergen, Charles K. French, Lafe McKee, Victor Potel, William Gould, Bud Osborne, Frank Ellis and Louis Vincenot
Matinee Classics - Brown of Harvard starring William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Ralph Bushman, Mary Alden, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Edward Connelly, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Donald Reed, John Wayne  and David Torrence
Matinee Classics - Dodge City starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Bobs Watson, Gloria Holden and Douglas
Matinee Classics - Babe Comes Home starring George Herman 'Babe' Ruth, Anna Q. Nilsson, Louise Fazenda, Ethel Shannon, Arthur StoneLou Archer, Tom McGuire, Mickey Bennett, James Bradbury Sr., Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams and James Gordon

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