Cara Williams

Born Jun 29, 1925

Cara Williams is an American film and television actress.

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1925 Birth Born on June 29, 1925.


1941 16 Years Old Williams was born Bernice Kamiat in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Flora (née Schwartz) and Benjamin Kamiat, Jewish immigrants from Romania and Austria. She began her screen acting career in 1941, and was initially billed as Bernice Kay.


1959 34 Years Old Williams earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination in 1959 for her role in the film, The Defiant Ones.
1962 37 Years Old She starred opposite Harry Morgan in the CBS situation comedy Pete and Gladys (1960–62), and earned an Emmy Award nomination in 1962 for Best Actress in a Series. … Read More


1965 40 Years Old …  All three series were ordered by CBS president James T. Aubrey without formal pilot episodes (he was a close friend of Brasselle's), and all of them, including Cara's, were cancelled after Aubrey was fired from the network in February 1965. … Read More
1974 49 Years Old After the demise of her show, she did guest roles on other shows, briefly appearing as a regular on Valerie Harper's 1974-78 CBS series Rhoda. Williams married Alan Gray in 1945; the union produced a child, but ended after two years. Williams then married John Drew Barrymore (later the father of Drew Barrymore) in 1952. They divorced in 1959. … Read More
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