Bernie Williams Obit Dead

British-born Bernard Telvin Williams, a producer of films including “A Clockwork Orange,” “Manhunter,” “What About Bob?,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Daredevil,” died of cancer in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., on January 4. He was 72.

Williams was associate producer not only on Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” but also on the director’s “Barry Lyndon.” Other producing credits include “The Bounty,” a reworking of “Mutiny on the Bounty” starring Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson; the epic “Ragtime,” based on the E.L. Doctorow novel and directed by Milos Forman; Michael Mann’s “Manhunter,” the first Hannibel Lecter film; Bill Murray comedy “What About Bob?”; Frank Oz’s Michael Caine-Steve Martin vehicle “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”; the Steve Martin-Eddie Murphy comedy “Bowfinger”; and 2003 Ben Affleck superhero movie “Daredevil.”

His final credit came on the 2006 version of “Charlotte’s Web.”

Williams was also unit production manager on a number of the films that he produced.

Williams was born in London. As a teenager he began working in the mailroom of Associated British Pictures studios and took every opportunity to gain experience and knowledge about filmmaking.

As his career in the U.K. began to blossom, opportunities arose in Hollywood, and in 1981 Williams moved to Los Angeles.

He is survived by two daughters, Dana Maginnis and Vanessa Thiemann; a son, Howard Williams; a sister, Gaye Shepard; and his ex-wife, Valerie Norman Dannels.

A memorial celebration will be held at a date to be determined.

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