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Actor James Farentino Dead at 73

25 January 2012 2:19 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

James Farentino, who appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, died Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 73.

A family spokesman told Fox News that Farentino died of heart failure after battling a longtime illness.

A recognizable character actor, Farentino had recurring roles on "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" and "ER," playing the estranged father of George Clooney's character. He was also nominated for an Emmy in 1978 for his »

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Actor James Farentino Dead at 73

25 January 2012 10:15 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

His was an extremely familiar face to TV watchers in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. James Farentino had a handful of interesting big screen credits, most notably the lead in Dan O’Bannon’s cult shocker Dead And Buried (1981) and the odd WWII sci-fier The Final Countdown (1980). Farentino was married to Michelle Lee and Elizabeth Ashley but in 1992 was criminally charged with stalking Frank Sinatra’s daughter (never a good idea). A dependable actor, James Farentino died of heart failure yesterday in Los Angeles.

From The Los Angeles Times:

Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in theater and on television, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 73 and had suffered from a lengthy illness, said family spokesman Bob Palmer.

Best known for his TV work, Farentino was one of the last contract performers with Universal Studios in the 1960s. »

- Tom Stockman

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Veteran TV Actor James Farentino Dies

25 January 2012 8:34 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Farentino, the veteran tube star perhaps best known for a recurring role on TV's Dynasty and playing George Clooney's estranged dad on ER, has died. He was 73. A family spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that Farentino passed away Tuesday at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness. Farentino shot to fame at the tail end of the studio system in the 1960s as a contract player for Universal Pictures. After winning a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in the 1967 comedy The Pad and How to Use It , the thesp earned a number of parts in such TV series as The Fugitive, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, and Police »

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Actor James Farentino Dies

25 January 2012 7:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Farentino, a handsome, darkly intense actor who also made headlines thanks to his fiery private life, died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Tuesday after a lengthy illness, a family spokesman told the Associated Press. He was 73. A "Most Promising Newcomer" Golden Globe winner in 1967, Farentino racked up 100 TV credits, including his 1978 Emmy-nominated Saint Peter on the mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (said to be his favorite role) and recurring roles on Dynasty, Melrose Place, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers and ER, as the estranged father to George Clooney's character. Among his four wives were the actresses Elizabeth Ashley and Michelle Lee, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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James Farentino, Actor in 'Police Story,' 'Dynasty,' Dies at 73 (Report)

25 January 2012 6:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Farentino, whose acting career was briefly derailed by allegations he stalked Frank Sinatra's youngest daughter, has died at 73, the Los Angeles Times reported. Farentino, one of the last contract performers with Universal Studios in the 1960s, had recurring appearances on shows including "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers," "Dynasty," "Blue Thunder" and "Police Story." Film roles included "The Pad and How to Use It" (1966), for which he won a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer, "Me, Natalie" (1969) and "The Final Countdown" (1980). He was married four times, and had a »

- Tim Molloy

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Prolific film and TV actor James Farentino dies at 73

25 January 2012 4:32 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

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 had recurring roles on Dynasty, Melrose Place, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, and ER, playing the estranged father to George Clooney’s character.

In 1978, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Saint Peter in the television mini-series Jesus of Nazareth.

He also starred alongside Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen in the 1980 science fiction film The Final Countdown. »

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Actor James Farentino Dies

24 January 2012 8:22 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Los Angeles — 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" Golden Globe for his performance in the comedy "The Pad and How to Use It."

He also had recurring roles on "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" and "ER," playing the estranged father to George Clooney's character.

In 1978, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Saint »

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James Farentino, George Clooney's 'ER' father,' dies at age 73

24 January 2012 8:15 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

James Farentino has passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital after a long illness, a family spokesman says. He was 73 years old.

Farentino burst onto the acting scene in the 1960s, earning a Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer for the movie "The Pad and How to Use It." He later earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Simon Peter in the NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth."

Farentino went on to have recurring TV roles on "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers," "Police Story," "Dynasty" and "Blue Thunder." In recent years, he played George Clooney's estranged father Ray Ross on "ER" (pictured above).

He was also famously married to four different Hollywood actresses - Elizabeth Ashley of "Evening Shade" and "Treme," Michele Lee of "Knots Landing," Debrah Farentino of "Eli Stone" and "Eureka" and Stella Farentino of "The Late Show with Craig Kilborn." Farentino is survived by a son, »

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James Farentino Dead at 73: Dynasty, Sandra Dee/Patty Duke Leading Man

24 January 2012 7:08 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Farentino, best remembered for his roles in the television series The Bold Ones: The Lawyers and Dynasty, died of heart failure earlier today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 73. A Brooklyn native (born on Feb. 24, 1938), Farentino made his Broadway debut in the 1961 production of Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana, starring Bette Davis, Margaret Leighton, and Patrick O'Neal. The following year, he began guesting on various television series, among them The Defenders, Route 66, and 77 Sunset Strip. Despite a Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer – Male for Brian G. Hutton's 1967 comedy The Pad and How to Use It, Farentino's film career was a minor one. He did, however, play one of the leads in a more important comedy that same year, David Lowell Rich's Rosie!, based on a play co-written by Ruth Gordon, and starring Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, and Brian Aherne. Additionally, »

- Andre Soares

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