William Albert Henry
November 10, 1914
Los Angeles, California, US
|Died||August 10, 1982 (aged 67)|
Los Angeles, California
(m. 1936; div. 19)
(m. 1952; div. 1962)
|Children||Two children from first marriage; a namesake son from the second marriage|
William Albert Henry (November 10, 1914 – August 10, 1982) was an American actor who worked in both films and television.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Henry started as a child actor, then was a hero in B-movies (mainly westerns), and ended his career as a character actor. He appeared in various roles on episodes of many television series. He was a member of the John Ford Stock Company and appeared twelve times for Ford. He also appeared in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960); in this version of the famous siege, Henry's character, Dr. Sutherland, is the last of the defenders to be killed.
In 1952, Henry was cast as the San Francisco lawyer Lew Barry in the episode, "Self Made Man," of the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Barry studies to become a lawyer after he loses an arm in a shooting and can no longer earn his livelihood as a rock driller. Years later, he gains the acquittal of Jerry (Steve Conte), the man who shot him, on a murder charge.
Henry was married and twice divorced. His first marriage was to Grace Durkin, with whom he had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Michele. He and his second wife, Barbara Knudson, were the parents of William "Bill" Henry, Jr. (b. 1958).
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