Billy Dee Williams is a heralded actor and legendary entertainer.
He was born and raised in New York City. He has starred in more than forty television shows and movies combined including Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany, and Brian’s Song just to name a few, and seven Broadway plays. He became a true pop culture icon, playing Lando Calrissian in George Lucas’s The Empire Strikes Back, which was the first Black character in the Star Wars universe. It was a role he reprised in the final film of the original trilogy, The Return of the Jedi, and in the recent sequel The Rise of Skywalker. He lives in Los Angeles.
Williams’ memoir, What Have We Here? was published in February 2024 and will be given to VIP attendees and available for sale at the event. VIP attendees will be the only attendees able to get their books signed.
Support the Friends of the Palm Springs Library by attending Palm Springs Speaks at Palm Springs Cultural Center/Historic Camelot Theatres. A VIP Meet and Greet reception kicks off the evening on the stage of Theatre One at 6:00 p.m. The main author talk begins at 7:30 p.m. complete with a brief Q & A session.
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