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Also Known As: George Stevens Hamilton Died:
Born: August 12, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: actor, TV host, entrepreneur, spokesperson

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Handsome, charming, self-amused and of course, deeply tanned, George Hamilton was an actor whose long career in film and television was consistently overshadowed by his dashing persona both on and off-screen. Frequently cast as cads or hopeless romantics in films during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he enjoyed success in lightweight roles, but yearned for more substantive parts. His attempts to achieve such roles in the mid-1960s, such as his turn as Hank Williams in "Your Cheatin' Heart" (1964), were met largely with dismissal. He floundered through the 1970s until striking gold with "Love at First Bite" (1979), a winning comedy which cast him as a vain Count Dracula. Hamilton's ability to mock his own image proved his saving grace, and he enjoyed a fruitful run in the 1990s and 2000s as a comic presence in numerous films and television shows, often as himself. His longevity in show business was proof positive that a career not only had second acts, but could surpass all expectations.

Handsome, charming, self-amused and of course, deeply tanned, George Hamilton was an actor whose long career in film and television was consistently overshadowed by his dashing persona both on and off-screen. Frequently cast as cads or hopeless romantics in films during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he enjoyed success in lightweight roles, but yearned for more substantive parts. His attempts to achieve such roles in the mid-1960s, such as his turn as Hank Williams in "Your Cheatin' Heart" (1964), were met largely with dismissal. He floundered through the 1970s until striking gold with "Love at First Bite" (1979), a winning comedy which cast him as a vain Count Dracula. Hamilton's ability to mock his own image proved his saving grace, and he enjoyed a fruitful run in the 1990s and 2000s as a comic presence in numerous films and television shows, often as himself. His longevity in show business was proof positive that a career not only had second acts, but could surpass all expectations.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005) King Of Beverly Hills
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 Hollywood Ending (2002) Ed
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 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) Dick Bennett
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 Vanished (1995) Malcolm Patterson
9.
 Playback (1995)
10.
 Two Fathers: Justice For the Innocent (1994) Trent Bradley
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Milestones close milestones

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Won Best Actor Award for state of Florida high school contest
1959:
Feature debut, "Crime and Punishment"
1960:
Played a smooth Ivy Leaguer in the film, "Where the Boys Are"
1963:
Co-starred with George Peppard as a soldier in the World War II film, "The Victors"
1964:
Portrayed the country-western music legend Hank Williams in the biopic, "Your Cheatin' Heart"
1966:
Made headlines as the companion and potential husband of then President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Lynda Bird
1967:
Played a Confederate captain, opposite Glenn Ford, in "A Time for Killing"
1967:
Toured as Nick Arnstein, opposite Barbara Cook as Fanny Brice, in "Funny Girl"
1971:
First feature as co-producer (also star), "Evel Knievel"
1979:
Played a modern day Dracula in the surprise hit, "Love At First Bite"; also co-executive produced; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1981:
Offered a comic portrayal of a famed swordsman in "Zorro, the Gay Blade"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1985:
Joined the sixth season of the Aaron Spelling-produced, "Dynasty" (ABC)
1990:
Cast as the Corleone family's lawyer in a much-anticipated sequel, "The Godfather, Part III"
1991:
Had a small role in "Doc Hollywood"
1995:
Co-hosted, with ex-wife Alana Stewart, the short-lived syndicated talk show, "George and Alana"
1997:
Cast as a regular on the NBC sitcom, "Jenny," playing Jenny McCarthy's dead movie star father
1998:
Became regular panelist on the syndicated revival of "Match Game"
2002:
Appeared as a studio executive in Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"
2003:
Hosted the ABC reality television series "The Family"
2006:
Joined the second season of ABC's reality competition, "Dancing with the Stars"
2007:
Cast as Billy Flynn in the Broadway company of "Chicago"
2009:
Joined the ITV series, "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!"; quit five days before the show's final
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Education

Palm Beach Lakes Community High School: Palm Beach , Florida -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Alana Stewart. Divorced; married to Rod Stewart (1979-1984).
companion:
Kimberly Blackford. Model. Born c. 1969; began on-again, off-again relationship c. 1997; as a joke, got "married" on an episode of Hamilton's syndicated talk show; separated in 1999; mother of Hamilton's youngest son; when Hamilton acknowledged his son, he refused to identify the child's mother but subsequent reports revealed who she was.
companion:
Danielle Steel. Author. Dated in late summer 1999; announced plans to marry; broke up.

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father:
George Hamilton. Society bandleader who toured the country as Spike Hamilton and his Barbary Coast Orchestra.
mother:
Ann Potter Hamilton Hunt Spaulding. Married four times; Hamilton's father was her second husband.
half-brother:
William Potter. Interior designer. Nine years older.
brother:
David Hamilton. One year younger.
son:
Ashley Hamilton. Actor. Born on September 30, 1974; was briefly married to actresses Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart; as of summer 2000, engaged to Sara Foster.
son:
Georgethomas Hamilton. Born in 2000; mother, Kimberly Blackford.
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