Dynasty, ER Actor James Farentino Dies at 73

Entertainment Jan. 25, 2012 AT 12:15PM
Dynasty, ER Actor James Farentino Dies at 73 Credit: Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com

Hollywood is mourning the loss of veteran TV actor James Farentino, who passed away Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness, a family spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. He was 73.

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Leaving a legacy of nearly 100 TV credits to his name, Farentino was best known for his recurring roles on shows including Dynasty and Blue Thunder.

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In 1996, Farentino appeared in a three-episode arc as Ray Ross, the father of George Clooney's character, Dr. Doug Ross. His most recent film appearance was in 2006's Drive/II.

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Farentino is survived by his fourth wife, Stella, and two sons, David and Saverio.

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