Beloved Hollywood Star Dies At The Age Of 96

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Many people loved actress Cara Williams and the projects she starred in. She is perhaps most well-known for her role in the 1958 film The Defiant Ones. Williams earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance.

Beyond The Defiant Ones, Williams appeared in other movies such as Meet Me in Las Vegas, The Girl Next Door, and The Great Diamond Robbery. She also starred on TV, and even had her own series, The Cara Williams Show. In addition, she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for her work on the television series Pete and Gladys.

Williams was married three times, and had two children: daughter Justine Jagoda and son John Blyth Barrymore III (Barrymore is the half-brother of actress Drew Barrymore).

As the years passed, Williams became one of the last living legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Sadly, the beloved actress recently passed away. Her daughter Justine Jagoda and her great-nephew Richard Potter spoke with Variety to share the news that she died on Thursday (December 9) at the age of 96.

Not only was she a sparkling actress with impeccable comedic timing, she was also funny, over-the-top, warm-hearted and loving,” Jagoda said. “She could make anyone laugh and smile if they had a bad day. She was everything that you could wish for in a mother and more. It’s a sad loss to lose a woman from this incredible era.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a funeral for Williams will be held on Wednesday (December 15) at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Culver City.

Our hearts go out to Williams’ family and friends during this sad time. May she rest in peace.