James Farentino

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Birth Name: James Farentino
Born: 02/24/1938
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 01/24/2012

Born Feb. 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, James Ferrantino was the son of Helen, a homemaker, and Anthony, a clothing designer. After tweaking his last name, he made his Broadway debut in a small role in Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana" in 1961 and quickly moved on to success in television and films, making only isolated returns to the stage. His film debut came in the forgotten thriller "Psychomania/Violent Midnight" (1963) and he next appeared in "Ensign Pulver" (1964) before catching a break with the lead in 1966's "The Pad...(And How to Use It)," as the hip friend of Brian Bedford who gives him advice on how to be a swinger. Farentino stole the movie and earned a Golden Globe Awar... Continue Bio >>

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