Vale: Lionel Williams
South Australian TV veteran, who co-hosted Adelaide Tonight during the 1960s, has died.
South Australian TV veteran Lionel Williams, who co-hosted Adelaide Tonight with Kevin Crease during the 1960s, has died, aged 87.
He passed away on Thursday after a brief illness at Flinders Private Hospital.
He joined Nine in 1959, co-hosting Adelaide Tonight with Crease for eight years, winning a Logie in 1963.
He hosted his own daytime show, It’s A Woman’s World in 1976, which eventually became The Lionel Williams Show. It ran for 12 years, while he also presented Seven’s The Golden Years of Hollywood and co-hosted daytime quiz show, Concentration, with Joan McInnes.
Williams also tried his hand at acting, with appearances in Matlock, Homicide and Division Four.