On Tuesday, the famed Billy Dee Williams (pictured), who is legendary for his roles in 1970s films “Mahagony” and “Lady Sings the Blues,” got in to a minor accident in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
As Williams was reportedly backing up his Mercedes Benz E350, he mistakenly hit a woman’s car. According to Williams, though, the woman was at fault because she was driving too fast, “She was passing through and I…kids, the young people today, they just drive too fast.”
After the 76-year-old Williams said he didn’t sustain any damage, he indicated that the other driver did, “She had very slight..she had slight damage.”
Watch Williams discuss his minor mishap here:
The New York-born Williams has had a varied career in television, film, and music for the past 50 years. From playing “Lando Calrissian” in “Star Wars” to “Brady Lloyd” in “Dynasty” to “Billy Dee Hasbro” in the beloved “227” during the eighties to starring in “General Hospital,” “Mad,” and “Naval Criminal Investigation Service” in more recent years, Williams professional career has stood the test of time.
And who could forget Williams ubiquitous and smooth Colt 45 commercials during his prime?
Unfortunately, Williams made negative headlines in 1996 when he was charged with misdemeanor spousal battery for allegedly beating his live-in girlfriend. The charges were later dismissed.
Williams, who has been married three times and has two children, is rumored to reprise his “Lando” role for “Star Wars VII,” which is slated for 2015.