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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - He's inspired generations of Star Wars fans and St. Louis moviegoers.

On Friday night, actor Billy Dee Williams received a mayoral proclamation declaring March 22 "Billy Dee Williams Day" in the City of St. Louis.

Williams is in town for the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con at America's Center, which runs through Sunday.

Billy Dee Williams is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy, and performances in other films such as The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and Batman.