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Dec 05 2016
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16040856688_f8ccc6c83e_bOne of the screen's most unforgettable stunners, Van Williams: February 27, 1934-November 28, 2016

Van Williams, best-known to TV audiences as The Green Hornet in the 1966-1967 series of the same name as well as on Vanwilliams6 Batman during the same time period, died November 28 of kidney failure at his Arizona home. He was 82.

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Williams, easily one of the most stunning men ever to grace the TV screen, got his start when Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, producer Mike Todd, spotted him running a skin-diving outfit in Hawaii in the '50s.

Thanks to his looks, Williams quickly knocked down episodic television roles, notching a big break as one of the leads of Surfside 6 (1960-1962), along with similarly attractive stars like Diane McBain (the sole surviving cast member of that series), Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra and Troy Donahue. He continued the role a couple of times on 77 Sunset Strip in 1961 and 1963.

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Following his Green Hornet splash, Williams had only a couple more memorable parts, including as the star of the short-lived series Westwind (1975) and in episodes of How the West Was Won in 1978. 

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A close friend of his Green Hornet co-star (pictured) Bruce Lee's, Williams chose Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) as his last appearance on film; he played the director of The Green Hornet. Williams was the last surviving member of the original Green Hornet cast.

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In his later years, the pinup-turned-businessman attended autograph shows in spite of fragile health and was quite friendly to his fans.

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After the jump, check out a fun interview with Williams from 1990 ...

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