James Farentino Passed Away Wednesday
Acting professional James Farentino, who showed up in many movies and shows, passed away Wednesday in a Los Angeles medical, according to a family spokesperson. He was 73.
Farentino passed away of heart failing at Cedars-Sinai Hospital after a long sickness, said the spokesperson, Bob Palmer.
Farentino showed up together with Kirk Douglas and Martin Shine in the 1980 sci-fi movie "The Final Countdown." The movie presented a modern planes service provider that trips back in its history to Pill Have hours before the Western 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 Peter in the television mini-series "Jesus of Nazareth."
A four-time divorcee, Farentino's tumultuous personal life made headlines, too.
In March 1994, he pleaded no contest to stalking his ex-girlfriend Tina Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra.
In 2010, the actor was arrested at his Hollywood home on suspicion of battery when he tried to physically remove a man from his home.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1938, Farentino is survived by two sons, David and Saverio.