Ted Williams: Homeless to Hollywood


It was one of the fastest-spreading viral videos ever Ted Williams, a disheveled panhandler, approaches a car, speaks, and reveals himself to be the homeless man with the golden voice. But as quickly as he became a media darling, sordid tales of his life emerged, including mug shots, drug abuse, and tensions with the children he abandoned. This profile looks at all the twists and turns in Ted’s remarkable story, and asks the question: Has the tabloid frenzy done him more harm than good, or will he have more than 15 minutes of fame?

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