Bill Williams was the virile, boyishly good-looking actor who rode the television range as the titular Indian scout in four seasons of "The Adventures of Kit Carson" in the early 1950s.
After Army Air Corps service in World War II, he made his debut as a contract player for RKO. He was loaned to Universal and under the name Bill Williams was featured in the 1944 mystery "Murder in the Blue Room."
His more than 50 films included "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," "Those Endearing Young Charms," "The Great Missouri Raid," "Son of Paleface," "Bronco Buster," "Broken Star," "Scandalous John" and "Till the End of Time." He co-starred opposite Barbara Hale in "A Likely Story" in 1946, the year they married.
In 1951, he filmed the first of the 104 episodes that became the syndicated legacy of Kit Carson, with Don Diamond as his sidekick, righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in the popular series, which filmed for four years.
When he signed on in 1957 for the "Date With the Angels," a situation comedy TV series opposite Betty White, he reportedly told a publicist: "I never want to see or hear of Kit Carson again."