He teamed with Andy, Bob and Don to perform on the radio, in the movies and with Kay Thompson in a popular nightclub act.
Dick Williams, who partnered with Andy Williams and their older brothers in a foursome that performed on the radio, in the movies and with Kay Thompson in a popular nightclub act, has died. He was 91. Williams died Saturday (May 6) of natural causes in Burbank, publicist Harlan Boll announced.
The Williams Brothers — Andy, Dick, Bob and Don — arrived in Los Angeles from the Midwest and sang with Bing Crosby on the 1944 hit record "Swinging on a Star." Later, they teamed with Thompson, a big radio star, to form one of the highest-paid nightclub acts in the world.
Thompson, who also headed the vocal department at MGM, employed the brothers in the studio choir, and they worked on films including Anchors Aweigh (1945), Ziegfeld Follies (1945), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Good News (1947). They also appeared in the musicals Janie (1944), Kansas City Kitty (1944), Something in the Wind (1947) and Ladies' Man (1947).