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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

James Farentino Dead; Actor Dies Of Heart Failure At 73


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/james-farentino-dead-acto_n_1229750.html



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."

FULL story at link.

Many of you know Marta and I have many friends from the classic or golden era of TV. We never met Mr Farentino. We do have several friends in common that spoke well of him.

OS

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Reply James Farentino Dead; Actor Dies Of Heart Failure At 73 (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2012 OP
Samantha Jan 2012 #1
davidwparker Jan 2012 #2
roguevalley Jan 2012 #5
BumRushDaShow Jan 2012 #13
itsrobert Jan 2012 #3
roguevalley Jan 2012 #6
FarPoint Jan 2012 #8
lunatica Jan 2012 #15
MADem Jan 2012 #4
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2012 #10
AnotherMcIntosh Jan 2012 #7
MADem Jan 2012 #11
AnotherMcIntosh Jan 2012 #12
hlthe2b Jan 2012 #9
calimary Jan 2012 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

1. So sorry to see him go

I really enjoyed his work. 73 is still young. RIP.

Sam

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:52 PM

2. His best role to me: Peter, in Jesus of Nazareth

RIP

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Response to davidwparker (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:20 AM

5. +100

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Response to davidwparker (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:08 AM

13. Another +100!

So sorry to hear this. I have the miniseries on tape when it reaired in the 80s.

R.I.P. I enjoyed his appearances very much.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

3. About that aircraft carrier

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.



The same modern aircraft carrier was used to go back and time and plant Obama's birth announcements in the Honolulu newspapers.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. loved that movie

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:54 AM

8. You are so funny...

Thanks for the giggles. (((hug)))

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:46 AM

15. And it was a couple of decades before Obama was born too!

They must have gone forward in time to see he'd be President first though. It's the only logical explanation left.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:57 PM

4. Ah yes, The Final Countdown--we in the USN enjoyed that bit of SciFi.

I had it on "VHS tape" and it wasn't cheap, either!

RIP, Mister Farentino.

Way too young to go.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:55 AM

10. Loved that movie.

As an aviation buff/student, it was quite a joy to see the workings of an aircraft carrier. Scifi, WW2 and big loud jet airplanes. What more could you ask for?

You could tell some of those extras were real live sailors.

I think I'll go watch it on NF instant.

RIP, James Farentino.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:53 AM

7. Amazing. At a younger age, this is the guy who stalked and harassed Nancy Sinatra. Sinatra!

 

That's something that a lot of people would not have done.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:31 AM

11. Not Nancy "Boots Are Made For Walking" Sinatra. Tina, the youngest Sinatra.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/3626887/How-could-men-match-up-to-my-father.html

Not quite so cute was Dynasty actor James Farentino, who was convicted of stalking Tina 11 years ago after a tempestuous relationship. "When he found out, my father wanted to take him on," she admits.

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:06 AM

12. You're right.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:15 AM

9. Just saw him on an old "The VIrginian" episode a few nights ago...

I always liked him. RIP, Mr. Farentino... Ahh, all the actors of my early childhood seem to be leaving us. sigh....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:10 AM

14. Yeah, I know what you mean.

And the guy who voiced the Robot in "Lost in Space," Dick Tufeld, died Sunday. Dang.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002218329

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