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Actor James Farentino, who appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, died Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital, according to a family spokesman. He was 73. Farentino died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital after a long illness, said the spokesman, Bob Palmer. Farentino starred alongside Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen in the 1980 science fiction film The Final Countdown. The movie featured a modern aircraft carrier that travels back in time to Pearl Harbor hours before the Japanese attack. Farentino also starred opposite Patty Duke in 1969’s Me, Natalie. In 1967, he won a “Most Promising Newcomer”

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