Monday, June 7, 2021

Clarence Williams III, RIP -- June 7, 2021

I was sad to learn that actor Clarence Williams III, who starred in The Mod Squad on television has died. Co-star Peggy Lipton died in 2019, so that leaves Michael Cole as the only living member of the team. 

Clarence Williams III was the grandchild of  composer/pianist/publisher/producer and band leader Clarence Williams, whose name is all over early jazz and blues recordings, and jazz and blues singer Eva Taylor. 

I remember the show only vaguely, but "The Odd Squad" in June, 1969 was one of my favorite Mad Magazine television satires. You could always tell which actresses Mort Drucker really liked.

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