William Benedict,82, a character actor best known as...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 29, 1999

William Benedict,82, a character actor best known as "Whitey" in the old Bowery Boys comedies, died Thursday of complications of heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his sister Susanne Quickel.

He played Skinny in some of the low-budget East Side Kids films about the exploits of a tough gang of New York youngsters. In the 1940s and '50s, he made regular appearances as Whitey in the Bowery Boys films, popular successors to the East Side Kids.

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