Fritz Williams

Fritz Williams

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Apr 1930 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 64, Lakeside plot, Lot 7615
Memorial ID 154161109 · View Source
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American stage actor. The son of Fred Williams, actor and stage manager, he made his stage debut at six months of age, when he was carried on the old Boston Museum stage in a farce, "Seeing Warren," by William Warren, the play's star. His professional debut in 1879 was also in his native Boston, playing Sir Joseph Porter in a juvenile company of Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore." Made his New York stage debut in 1884 at Wallack's Theatre, playing Anatole in "A Scrap of Paper." From 1889-1896 he was a member of the Lyceum Company in New York, scoring successes in such plays as "The Charity Ball," "Old Heads and Young Hearts," "Lady Bountiful," "Squire Kate," "The Guardsman," "The Benefit of the Doubt" and numerous others. He was seen on the Broadway stage in "Fools Errant" (1922), "Rain" (1922), "Human Nature" (1925), "The Makropoulos Secret" (1926), "Spread Eagle" (1927), "Before You're 25" (1929) and Berkeley Square" (1929). He was elected Shepherd (presiding officer) of the Lambs Club, Oct.29, 1928 and died suddenly at age 64 of heart trouble in the grill of the Lambs' Club, 130 West 44th St., New York City. He had just been active at a conference with other club members over plans for the upcoming Lambs Gambol when he took ill. He was survived by his wife, actress Katherine Florence.


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  • Created by: James Lacy
  • Added: 23 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 154161109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fritz Williams (23 Aug 1865–1 Apr 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 154161109, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by James Lacy (contributor 46552116) .