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Charles Adolphus Williams (1927–2006) by unknown photographer, 1972 ITV / Rex Features


Williams, Charles Adolphus [Charlie] (1927–2006), footballer and comedian, was born on 23 December 1927 at Anchor House, Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, Yorkshire, the son of Charles Augustus Williams and Fanny Cook (formerly Harrison). Whether his white mother ever married his black father is unclear. His father was not named on the birth certificate and ...