Sep 28, 1923
New York, New York, USA
Aug 16, 2012
Woodacre, California, USA
Stage Manager Performer
Biography: William Windom was born on September 28, 1923 in New York City to Isobel Wells and Paul Windom. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts. He served in the United States Army during World War II. While stationed in Frankfurt, he studied and became involved in drama at the Biarritz American University in France. He then returned to the United States, continuing to train at Fordham University and the American Repertory Theatre. Windom performed on Broadway, in summer stock, and toured. He was married five times, and is survived by his wife, Patricia, and four children -- Rachel, Heather, Hope, and Rebel.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Americanization of Emily," "Brewster McCloud," "She's Having a Baby," "Escape From the Planet of the Apes," "Uncle Buck," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "True Crime." Television credits include: "The Farmer's Daughter," "My World and Welcome to It," "Star Trek," "The Twilight Zone," "The Rookies," and "The Streets of San Francisco."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "My World and Welcome to It" in 1970.

He was named after his great-grandfather -- a Minnesota congressman who also served as secretary of the Treasury under Presidents James A. Garfield and Benjamin Harrison.
He was a tournament chess player.
Viva Madison Avenue! (Apr 06, 1960 - Apr 07, 1960)
  • Performer: William Windom [Jim Leary]
The Greatest Man Alive (May 08, 1957 - May 11, 1957)
  • Assistant Stage Manager: William Windom
  • Performer: William Windom [Hospital Aide]
Double in Hearts (Oct 16, 1956 - Oct 20, 1956)
  • Assistant Stage Manager: William Windom
Fallen Angels (Jan 17, 1956 - Aug 11, 1956)
  • Performer: William Windom [Frederick Starbuck]
The Grand Prize (Jan 26, 1955 - Feb 12, 1955)
  • Performer: William Windom [John Condon Mitchell]
Mademoiselle Colombe (Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954)
  • Performer: William Windom [Edouard]
A Girl Can Tell (Oct 29, 1953 - Dec 19, 1953)
  • Performer: William Windom [David]
Alice in Wonderland (Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [White Rabbit, Man in White Paper]
PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
Yellow Jack (Feb 27, 1947 - Mar 15, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [McClelland]
PlayDrama HistoryRevival
A Pound on Demand / Androcles and the Lion (Dec 19, 1946 - Feb 22, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [Retiarius]
John Gabriel Borkman (Nov 12, 1946 - Feb 19, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [Erhart Borkman]
What Every Woman Knows (Nov 08, 1946 - Feb 15, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [Ensemble]
King Henry VIII (Nov 06, 1946 - Feb 21, 1947)
  • Performer: William Windom [Sergeant of the Guard, Earl of Surrey]


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