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Joe Williams

AKA Joseph Goreed

Born: 12-Dec-1918
Birthplace: Cordele, GA
Died: 29-Mar-1999
Location of death: Las Vegas, NV
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, NV

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Baritone jazz vocalist

Father: Willie Goreed
Mother: Anne Beatrice Gilbert
Wife: Lemma (div. 1958, two children)
Wife: Jillean Hughes Dath (until his death)

    NEA Jazz Master 1993
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1995
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6508 Hollywood Blvd. (recording)

    TELEVISION
    The Cosby Show Al Hanks (1985-92)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Sing Sing Thanksgiving (Apr-1974) · Himself
    The Moonshine War (Jul-1970)
    Cinderfella (16-Dec-1960) · Himself
    Jamboree (1957) · Himself


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