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Oklahoma City television and radio icon Danny Williams dies

Oklahoma City radio and television icon Danny Williams has died from complications following a heart attack in October, daughter Shevaun Williams said. He was 85.
From Staff Reports Modified: February 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm •  Published: February 19, 2013

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Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman Archives

In 1953, “The Adventures of 3-D Danny” debuted. Williams became known as Dan D. Dynamo for the series, which he wrote, starred in and produced. He also played character parts, including Xavier T. Willard, on the “Foreman Scotty Show” in 1960.

Starting in 1967, He hosted “Dannysday,” a daytime talk and variety program, for 17 years.

Kent Jones, program director at KOMA, first met Williams in 1992 when he came to host their morning show.

“I'm sorry to have lost a good friend. ... And he was an encourager to younger broadcasters. So many people, including me, learned a lot from Danny Williams,” Jones said.

Kaye worked with Williams for 53 years.

“He was kind of like a big brother. We were all a family. I don't think there will ever be someone who comes close to being like him. The time was unique, and he was unique.”

Shevaun Williams calls herself “proud” to be Williams' daughter.

“He gave me an incredible work ethic,” she said.

KFOR-TV reports that Williams died sometime Tuesday, however Shevaun Williams did not confirm that as late at Tuesday night. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma History Center.

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