Fernando Lamas

Fernando Lamas

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Death 8 Oct 1982 (aged 67)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Plot Cremated at Rosedale Cemetary
Memorial ID 6046179 · View Source
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Actor, Writer, and Director. He was born Fernando Alvaro Lamas y de Santos in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he began his acting career and was an established movie star by 1942. By 1949 he had starred in 14 Argentine films. In 1950 he came to the US and appeared in "The Avengers" and in 1951 he was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and starred in the musical "Rich, Young and Pretty" and in the comedy "The Law and the Lady." He had leading roles in MGM musicals throughout the 1950s, including "Dangerous When Wet" (1953) with his future wife Esther Williams. During the 1960s he started appearing in guest roles on television series including "The Virginian," "Laredo," "Combat!," "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.," "It Takes a Thief," "Mission Impossible," "Charlie's Angels," "Police Woman," and "The Love Boat." From 1965 to 1968 he had a regular role as Ramon De Vega on the television series "Run for Your Life," with actor Ben Gazzara. In 1963 he directed his first movie "Magic Fountain," that starred his future wife Esther Williams, and directed another film, "The Violent Ones" in 1967 that co-starred Aldo Ray and David Carradine. He spent most of his directing efforts on television, doing episodes that included "Mannix," "Alias Smith and Jones," "Starsky and Hutch," and "Falcon Crest' (which costarred his son, Lorenzo Lamas). During his American cinema career he appeared in over 20 movies. He was married four times, to Perla Mux (1940 to 1944), Lydia Barachi (1946 to 1952), actress Arlene Dahl (1954 to 1960) and Olympic swimmer and actress Esther Williams (1969 until his death in 1982). He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fernando Lamas (9 Jan 1915–8 Oct 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6046179, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.