His film dbut followed with a supporting role in Give Us This Day (1949), set amid Brooklyn's Italian community, which he followed with J.Lee Thompson's The Yellow Balloon (1952), a rare villainous part, but one in which he was well cast, calling for an actor engaging enough to take in the unsuspecting adults (one of whom was played by Veronica Hurst, who became his second wife), while able swiftly to turn on the menace with the boy hero, Andrew Ray.There are hundreds of giant illuminated lanterns including a 66 metre long dragon, a Terracotta Army and Imperial palace on display in the 65 acre gardens of Palladian villa Chiswick House until 6th March.(Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)Aerial view shows firefighters and emergency doctors working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, on February 9, 2016.The cast was made up of actors rather than stars, and the spellbinding special effects of the film's middle section aboard a space station orbiting the Earth created a sense of wonder in audiences that subverted Kubrick's bleak conception of a world in which human beings had become an increasingly small and insignificant component.
KLAINE-OFSKY | Without question, the premiere’s biggest game-changer was the revelation that, not only have Kurt and Blaine called off their wedding — things got tense when they lived alone in the loft — but Blaine is now in a relationship with Karofsky. Rant alert: I’m all for temporarily splitting up Kurt and Blaine for dramatic effect, but the notion that either of them would date Karofsky after everything they went through is preposterous.
Sylvester's first appearance on the stage had been in his home town of Oakland in 1941, before joining the US Navy for the duration of the Second World War.
In 1947 he settled in England to study at RADA, taking his first London bow in 1948 as the shadow in Winterset at the New Lindsey Theatre.
William Sylvester, actor: born Oakland, California 31 January 1922; married Sheila Sweet (marriage dissolved), 1954 Veronica Hurst (marriage dissolved); died Sacramento, California 25 January 1995.
Virile and good-humoured, William Sylvester was always good company in the films in which he starred, and he made more of the role of Dr Heywood Floyd in 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) than was probably the intention of the film's director, Stanley Kubrick.