The Spook Who Sat By the Door The Spook Who Sat By the Door

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

mixed up news

Whitney Houston's family has sold footage of her star-studded funeral to media outlets across the world to raise funds for the tragic singer's daughter. Also: Pieces of Whitney Houston's clothing have already been announced as going up for auction barely two days after the singer's funeral. Items that will apparently go under the hammer at an auction running between March 31st and April 1st include the singer's floor-length black dress, a vest she wore in the film 'Bodyguard' and a pair of faux-pearl earrings. And: Whitney Houston fans were turned away from the late superstar's final resting place in New Jersey after cemetery officials became concerned about the large crowds.

Dick Anthony Williams (August 9, 1938-February 15, 2012) was an actor. Williams is known for his starring performances on Broadway in "The Poison Tree," "What the Wine-Sellers Buy," and "Black Picture Show." He is also remembered for playing the character of Pretty Tony in "The Mack," which starred Max Julien and Richard Pryor.

Williams won the 1974 Drama Desk Award for his performance in "What the Wine-Sellers Buy," for which he was also nominated for a Tony Award, and was nominated in 1975 for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in "Black Picture Show." He also has an extensive resume as an actor in films and on television.

Williams married Gloria Edwards, an actress, who died in 1988, and had two children with her.

Dick Anthony Williams died from an undisclosed illness on Feb. 15, 2012.

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