James Farentino, veteran actor of stage, movies and TV, has died in Los Angeles. Farentino was 73 and died Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. A family member told AP that Farentino had a heart ailment. His work on Broadway included productions of Death Of A Salesman, Night Of The Iguana and a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire in which he played Stanley Kowalski. His movie resume included the sci-fi flick The Final Countown and horror movie Dead And Buried. He enjoyed a prolific TV career including ER, Dynasty and Melrose Place and several TV movies. Farentino’s marriages to Elizabeth Ashley, Michele Lee and Debrah Mullowney Farentino ended in divorce. Survivors include his fourth wife Stella Farentino and two children.
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