BILLY Watson, a member of the famous Watson family who can be seen on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has died at the age of 98.
According to family members, Billy died of natural causes on February 17 in Spokane, Washington.
Billy was a member of the famous Watson family who appeared in hundreds of films dating back to the silent era.
He appeared in his first two films in 1928. His work included Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Show Boat and Young Mr. Lincoln, among others.
In 1939, Billy appeared in three notable films including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Mickey Rooney.
He worked with big stars like Will Rogers and Katherine Hepburn.
Later in life, after serving in the US Coast Guard during World War II, Billy worked as a photographer in Los Angeles. He also appeared in community theater productions.
The family received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999. They remain the only family to receive this honor.
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Only one brother, Garry, is alive. The Watson family consisted of Coy Watson Jr., Bobs, Delmar, Harry, Garry, Billy, Vivian, Gloria and Louise.
The family released a statement acknowledging Billy’s death.
“He was loving and kind; He could light up a crowded room with his laughter and exuberance.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Billy is survived by three sons, Bill, Dennis and Rod, along with 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and brother Garry, now 93.
He was married to his late wife Sue for 62 years. She died in 2008.
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