Bill Williams & Barbara Hale

Barbara Hale and Bill Williams
1944 - 1992
Barbara Hale and Bill Williams  

Bill Williams and Barbara Hale were married for 46 years before Bill Williams died, leaving behind his partner and 3 children.

They had 3 children, Jody (74), William (70) and Juanita (68).


American Actor Bill Williams was born Herman August Wilhelm Katt on 21st May, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York City and passed away on 21st Sep 1992 Burbank, California aged 77. He is most remembered for Adventures of Kit Carson. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

American Actress Barbara Hale was born on 18th April, 1922 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA and passed away on 26th Jan 2017 Sherman Oaks, California, USA aged 94. She is most remembered for Della Street on Perry Mason. Her zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingNov 1944 - 22nd Jun 1946 1 year, 7 months
Married22nd Jun 1946 - 21st Sep 1992 46 years, 3 months
Total Nov 1944 - 21st Sep 1992 47 years, 11 months

(22 June 1946 - 21 September 1992) (his death) (3 children)
Late 1944
falls for her co-star, studio contracted Bill Williams, while filming West of the Pecos. He’s five years her junior.
22 June 1946 marries Williams in Rockford, Illinois. It is considered an apple-pie marriage.
24 July 1947 her daughter Barbara Willa Johanna is born
27 October 1948 after leaving RKO she signs a term pact with Columbia
16 February 1951 her son William is born. He will become actor William Katt.
22 December 1953 her daughter Laura Lee is born
70s lives with her family in a new Bel Air home
2006 resides in Sherman Oaks
In 1945 during the filming of West of the Pecos, Hale met actor Bill Williams. They married the following year and became the parents of two daughters, Jodi and Juanita, and a son, actor William Katt. Katt played detective Paul Drake, Jr., with her in several made-for-television Perry Mason movies. She also guest starred as the mother of Ralph Hinkley (played by Katt) in an episode of The Greatest American Hero (Episode 29, "Who's Woo in America"), and appeared as his mother in the movie Big Wednesday (1978).
Bill Williams died of cancer in 1992, after 46 years of marriage. Hale is a cancer survivor, and is now a grandmother; she is retired and is a follower of the Bahá'í Faith

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Relationship Timeline

September, 1992 - Breakup

22nd December, 1953 - Child

16th February, 1951 - Child

24th July, 1947 - Child

22nd June, 1946 - Marriage

November, 1944 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Bill Williams
Barbara Hale
Bill Williams
Barbara Hale
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 1" (185 cm)
5' 5½" (166 cm)


JodyFemale24th July, 194774 years old
WilliamMale16th February, 195170 years old
JuanitaFemale22nd December, 195368 years old




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