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Fernando Lamas Name: Fernando Lamas
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Biography and Career:

Fernando Lamas was born on January 9, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an Argentina born American Actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.

In 1942, he was an established movie star in Argentina. In 1951, he signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and went to the United States to play "Latin Lover" roles.

In 1963, Lamas directed for the first time. It was a Spanish movie titled "Magic Fountain" starring his wife "Esther Williams". In 1967, he directed and released another feature film, The Violent Ones, and co-starred Aldo Ray and David Carradine. He was most active directing on television, doing episodes that included Mannix, Alias Smith and Jones, Starsky and Hutch and Falcon Cres t. The latter show co-starred his son, Lorenzo.

He had a daughter with Mux and another with Barachi, and a son, actor Lorenzo Lamas (b. January 20, 1958), with Dahl.

After his death, Lamas's image lived on in popular culture via the "Fernando" character developed by Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1980s. The character was outlandish and exaggerated but reportedly inspired by a remark Crystal heard Lamas utter on The Tonight Show; "It is better to look good than to feel good." This was one of the Fernando character's two catchphrases along with the better-remembered "You look marvelous!"

He was cast in the series "Gavilan" (1982), but due to the cancer that would take his life, he was forced to withdraw from the role after filming a few episodes. Patrick Macnee replaced him in the cast, and the scenes were redone.

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Date Added: 07 March '11

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