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  • Date of birth : 09/01/1915
  • Date of death : 08/10/1982

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  • Lamas Fernando

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Fernando Lamas (1915)

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Fernando Álvaro Lamas (January 9, 1915– October 8, 1982) was an Argentine-born actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.

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 early life and career
Lamas was born Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos in Buenos Aires, Argentina. By 1942, he was an established movie star in Argentina. In 1951, he signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and went to the United States to play "Latin Lover" roles.

Lamas directed for the first time in 1963. It was a movie titled Magic Fountain starring his future wife Esther Williams. He directed another feature film, The Violent Ones, which was released in 1967 and co-starred Aldo Ray and David Carradine. He was most active directing on television, doing episodes that included Mannix, Alias Smith and Jones, Starsky and Hutch and Falcon Crest. The latter show co-starred his son, Lorenzo.

 personal life
Lamas was married four times, to Perla Mux , Lydia Barachi , actress Arlene Dahl , and swimmer and actress Esther Williams . He had a daughter with Mux and another with Barachi, and a son, actor Lorenzo Lamas , with Dahl.

Fernando Lamas died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California at the age of 67. His ashes were scattered by close friend Jonathan Goldsmith from his sailboat.

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