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Actor James Farentino who has held many television and film roles has died today a family spokesperson said.

February 24, 2006

Now, Don Knotts and I actually share one thing in common. In my case, I was the youngest child born nearly a full decade after the last one was born. Don Knotts was the last child born to William and Elsie Knotts on July 21, 1924, when Elsie was forty. And due to the stress of the birth, Don's father sustained a nervous breakdown because of it. To make matters worse, Don would spend the first thirteen years of his life afraid of his father. Due to his alcoholism and suffering symptoms of schizophrenia, Don's father would often terrorize him, even chasing after him with a knife. Don's father died in 1937. His older brother William would die four years later, in 1941. Don's mother would pass away in 1969 at the age of 84. After returning from the war and graduating from West Virginia University in 1948, Knotts had decided... He stayed on the show for two years (1953-1955) before becoming a regular guest on Steve Allen's variety show beginning in 1956. During this time, he also acted in a couple of Broadway performances and films including one stint in 1958 where he... Of course, you know that it would be because of Andy Griffith that Don Knotts would become a huge star, as Knotts was cast on "The Andy Griffith Show" playing the part of bumbling, yet kind-hearted deputy Barney Fife. Knotts played Barney Fife for the first five seasons of the show alongside Griffith and child actor Ron Howard - hmm. Anyway, back to Knotts. During the five years he played Barney Fife, Knotts enjoyed the experience. Initially, Griffith was supposed to be the comedic foil for Barney Fife, but audiences responded better when the situation was the other way around, so Barney Fife gradually became more comedic and funny as the show progressed. But at the conclusion of the show's fifth season in 1965, Knotts had believed that the fifth season would be the show's last, and he had started to look for other work. To Knotts' surprise, the show was renewed for another year (the show stayed on the air until 1968). But at that time, Knotts had already booked several film projects and he was tied up. Besides, when Knotts weighed the pros and the cons of it all,... Source: A POP CULTURE ADDICT'S GUIDE TO LIFE

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  • UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

    02/24/15 ,via UPI.com

    II commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, in 1885; actor Marjorie Main in 1890; actor Abe Vigoda in 1921 (age 94); composer Michel Legrand in 1932 (age 83); co-founder of Nike Phil Knight in 1938 (age 77); actor James Farentino in 1938; former U

  • James Farentino, a Dashing Leading Man, Dies at 73

    01/26/12 ,via New York Times

    “This is not a one-man play,” Clive Barnes wrote in The . “Willy's son Biff is crucial to Mr. Miller's vision, and here it is wonderfully given by James Farentino, who stands toe to toe to Mr. Scott, like a gladiator. His picture of

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  • Bulletproof

    1996.

    Press kit includes 2 booklets, 1 sheet loose copy and 4 photographs.

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  • OTRC: James Farentino of 'ER' and 'Dynasty' dies at 73 from heart failure

    01/26/12 ,via abc7.com

    James Farentino, an actor who has had roles on "Dynasty," "Melrose Place" and in dozens of movies and shows, died on January 24 in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 73, according to the Associated Press. The actor died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai ...

  • Birmingham's latest homicide victim had criminal history dating back 20 years

    05/19/14 ,via AL.com Bloggers

    Alabama - A man found shot to death on a Birmingham street over the weekend had a lengthy criminal history dating back 20 years and was just released from prison in 2013. James Farentino Madden, 41, of Muscle Shoals, was found around 10:20 p.m. Saturday in ...

  • Producer-Director Stockton Briggle Dies at 79

    04/03/14 ,via Variety

    Stockton Briggle, a theater and television producer-director whose ... Willig that was known for its work with stars including Fannie Flagg, Brenda Vaccaro, James Farentino, Chita Rivera, Eve Arden, Martha Raye, Eartha Kitt and Imogene Coca.

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James Farentino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Farentino (February 24, 1938 – January 24, 2012) was an American actor. He appeared in nearly 100 television, film and stage roles, among them The Final ...

James Farentino - IMDb

James Farentino, Actor: Dead & Buried. James Farentino was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Ferrantino. He was an actor, known for Dead ...

James Farentino - Biography - IMDb

James Farentino was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Ferrantino. He was an actor, known for Dead & Buried (1981), ...

James Farentino, Dashing Leading Man, Dies at 73 - NYTimes.com

James Farentino, a tall, dark and dashing actor who in his nearly 100 roles on stage, screen and television often defied the stereotype of the leading man ...

James Farentino Dies at 73

James Farentino Dies at 73

James Farentino Dies at 73; Played George Clooney's Dad on ER

James Farentino Dies at 73; Played George Clooney's Dad on ER

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