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Cara Williams dies aged 96

OSCAR-NOMINATED actress Cara Williams died on Thursday, aged 96.

Her death was confirmed in a tweet by her grandson, Richard Potter.

Cara Williams has passed away at the age of 96

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Cara Williams has passed away at the age of 96Credit: Getty

“My great aunt who may have been the last Hollywood actress to survive the last Golden Age passed away on Thursday at the age of 96” he wrote.

Her daughter, Justine Jionary, said the actress died of a heart attack at her home in Beverly Hills.

“My mother was a loving soul, she would hold you in her arms and help you,” Jionary told The Hollywood Reporter.

Williams, real name Bernice Kamiat, was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 29, 1925. Her first film role was in 1941 Wide Open Town.

She then co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis in The Defiant Ones.

Curtis describes Williams as “a complete original. No one is like her. She’s a very charming girl, but she’s also like a man. I’ll tell you what she’s like: She’s like having a best friend that you want to kiss. ”

In his more than 40-year career, Williams has earned 55 screen credits in both film and television.

She starred in her own CBS sitcom The Cara Williams Show in the 1960s and appeared in shows like Theater of Romance, The Clock, Suspense, Armstrong Circle Theater and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Williams retired from acting in the late ’70s with her final television show in 1977 on an episode of Visions. Her last film role was in 1978’s The One Man Jury.

After retiring, Williams began a career as an interior designer. She was married to her third husband, Asher Dann, for over 50 years until his death in 2018.

Williams with Betty White

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Williams with Betty WhiteCredit: Getty

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Huynh Nguyen

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