James Farentino, Star Of 'Dynasty', 'Melrose Place', 'E.R.' Dies Aged 73

James Farentino

First Posted: 25/01/2012 11:15 Updated: 25/01/2012 11:15   WENN

Actor James Farentino has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

Farentino, who enjoyed recurring roles in some of America's biggest TV shows, died of heart failure at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Tuesday

He first came to prominence in the 1960s, appearing in several series and opposite Patty Duke in 1969's Me, Natalie.

Farentino went on to land roles in Dynasty, Melrose Place and in E.R., as George Clooney's onscreen father.

He was also known for his tumultuous personal life - he was married four times and once dated Frank Sinatra's daughter Tina.

Enjoy Farentino at his soapy best in our Dynasty clip below:

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