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FERNANDO LAMAS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY
 
Fernando Lamas was born on January 9th, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  During his early years, he studied drama in school and later chose to enroll in college and study law.  He was also very athletic and decided to leave school and he excelled in horse riding, fencing and boxing.  Soon he was making appearances on stage, radio and then at the age of twenty four he appeared in his first film in Argentina. 
 
After some time of working in movies in his home country,  he became one of Argentina's established movie stars by 1942.  Soon he made his way to Hollywood and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayar in 1951.
 
He began working in the United States mostly portraying Latin lover roles.  Some of his early film roles were in such features as, "The Merry Widow" (1952), "Dangerous When Wet" (1953), "Sangaree" (1953) and "Jivaro" (1954).
 
He also worked as a stage actor in American and was nominated for a Tony Award for best actor, for his role in the stage production of, "Happy Hunting" which was a Broadway production.
 
Lamas also worked in the other side of the industry as a director with the Spanish film, "La Fuente Magica" in 1962 which he also starred in along with his wife, actress, Esther Williams.  Other projects he directed throughout his career in entertainment were, "Mannix" (1967), "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971), 'The Rookies" (1972) and "House Calls" (1979).    
 
He then focused the remainder of his career as a television actor appearing in, "Climax!" (1958), "Zane Grey Theatre" (1959-1960), "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." (1966-1967), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1964-1967), "The Virginian" (1965) and "Burke's Law" (1964-1965).  His final appearance was in the television movie, "The Dream Merchants" (1980). 

Lamas was married four times.  His first wife was Perla Mux from 1940 through 1944.  He then married Lydia Barachi in 1946 and they divorced in 1952.  He chose to marry for a third time to actress, Arlene Dahl in 1954 and this marriage also ended in divorce in 1960.  His fourth and final wife was Esther Williams from 1969 through his death on October 8th, 1982 where he passed away at the age of sixty seven, from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California.  He had a total of two daughters and one son, actor Lorenzo Lamas.  His ashes were scattered into the ocean.

 
Filmography

1980 The Dream Merchants
1980 House Calls
1979 How the West Was Won 
1978 The Cheap Detective
1978 The Love Boat
1977 Police Woman 
1977 Charlie's Angels
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 
1976 Switch 
1976 Bronk
1975 Murder on Flight 502 
1974 McCloud 
1973 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1970-1973 Mod Squad 
1971 Bearcats!
1971 Alias Smith and Jones 
1971 Dan August
1970 The Name of the Game
1968-1970 Mission: Impossible 
1968-1970 It Takes a Thief 
1969 The Lonely Profession
1969 Then Came Bronson 
1969 100 Rifles
1968 Tarzan 
1967 The High Chaparral 
1967 Kill a Dragon 
1967 Hondo
1965-1967 Run for Your Life 
1967 The Violent Ones
1964-1967 The Red Skelton Hour
1967 Valley of Mystery 
1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965-1966 Combat!
1966 Laredo
1965 The Virginian
1964-1965 Burke's Law
1964 D'Artagnan contro i tre moschettieri 
1963 Magic Fountain
1962 Duello nella sila
1960 Shirley Temple Theatre
1960 The Lost World
1959-1960 Zane Grey Theatre
1958 Pursuit
1958 Climax!
1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955 The Girl Rush
1954 Lux Video Theatre
1954 Rose Marie 
1954 Jivaro 
1953 The Diamond Queen
1953 Dangerous When Wet
1953 Sangaree 
1953 The Girl Who Had Everything 
1952 The Merry Widow
1951 The Story of the Tango 
1951 The Law and the Lady 
1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
1950 The Avengers
1949 Corrientes, calle de ensueños
1949 Vidalita 
1949 De padre desconocido
1949 La otra y yo
1948 La rubia Mireya 
1948 The Story of a Bad Woman
1948 Tango vuelve a París
1947 Evasion 
1947 The Poor People's Christmas
1945 Villa rica del Espíritu Santo
1943 Frontera Sur 
1943 Stella
1942 En el último piso 





Matinee Classics - 100 Rifles starring Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch
Matinee Classics - Run for Your Life starring Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas and Stephen McNally
Matinee Classics - Powderkeg starring Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Fernando Lamas, John McIntire, Michael Ansara, Tisha Sterling, Melodie Johnson, Reni Santori and Luciana Paluzzi
Matinee Classics - Rich, Young and Pretty starring Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone, Fernando Lamas, Marcel Dalio, Una Merkel, Richard Anderson, Jean Murat, Hans Conreid, Duci deKerekjarto, George & Katrin Tatar and Four Freshmen Quartet
Matinee Classics - The Girl Who Had Everything starring Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell, Gig Young, James Whitmore, William Walker and Robert Burton
Matinee Classics - The Girl Who Had Everything starring Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell, Gig Young, James Whitmore, William Walker and Robert Burton


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