Biography of Fred Williamson

Fred Williamson is a football player, actor. Born March 3, 1938 in the city of Gary, Indiana. Best known as a professional football star. In addition, he became famous in the 1970s thanks to films intended for African-American audiences.

Fred, nicknamed “hammer” for a heavy blow, began to play professional football in 1961 for “Oakland Raiders.” Then in 1965 he was part of the team “Kansas City Chiefs”. Williamson, himself drawing attention to his person and participating in the Super Cup I in 1967, became the most advertised in the media player.

Leaving after that from football, Williamson worked a bit as an artist-director of films. And then took up acting. His early success as an actor came in small portions. But then the real glory covered him thanks to the heroic roles in the films. For example, in such low-budget films as “Black Caesar”, “Cool”. Fred Williamson produced, wrote, managed many films in which he was filming. In 1996, he appeared in the film “The Burning City” along with other celebrities of those times.

Additional information: Williamson starred for the magazine “Playgirl” in 1973

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Biography of Fred Williamson