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George Hamilton ACTOR

George Hamilton was born on August 12th, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee with the middle name Stevens, born to Anne Potter Hamilton Hunt Spaulding and George Stevens Hamilton.  His father was in a band and therefore he spent his years growing up in a variety of places.
When he was living in Florida and attending high school, he first developed an interest in acting while performing in a number of school productions.  After earning his high school diploma he decided to take a big chance and relocate to Hollywood in pursuit of a career as an actor.
He first began with appearing on a number of television series such as, "The Veil" (1958), "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (1959) and "Cimarron City" (1959).  He then caught the attention on MGM who chose to cast him in a variety of films such as, "Lone Star" (1952) starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford and Lionel Barrymore, "Crime & Punishment" (1959), which although being quite an unsuccessful film, he still received a Golden Globe Award for, "Most Promising Newcomer" and was nominated for, "Best Foreign Actor" by the British Film Academy. 
More successful film roles soon followed such as, "Home from the Hill" (1960), "Angel Baby" (1961), "Light in the Piazza" (1962) and Bus Stop (1962) starring Marilyn Monroe.  Unfortunately, some of his other film roles during this time did not do so well at the box office.  Such was the case for his roles in, "All the Fine Young Cannibals" (1960), "By Love Possessed" (1961) and the teen coming-of-age classic "Where the Boys Are" (1960).
However, he was able to make a comeback and increase his popularity as an actor again when he appeared in such features as, "Act One" (1963), "Your Cheatin' Heart" (1964) portraying country singer Hank Williams and "Evel Knievel" (1971).
After appearing in, "A Time for Killing" (1967), "The Power" (1968) and "Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!" (1967) he realized that he was no longer in demand in the film industry and began to turn his sights on television. 
Some of the television series he appeared on in the later part of his career were, "Police Story" (1976), "Roots" (1977), "Gibbsville" (1977), "McCloud" (1977) and "Columbo" (1971-1978).  Along with series work, he worked on a variety of television movies as well such as, "Death Car on the Freeway" (1979), "Malibu" (1983), "Two Fathers' Justice" (1985), "Monte Carlo" (1986) and "Vanished " (1995).  He did however, make a decent comeback again when he was cast as the Corleone family lawyer in the film, "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).
Although he was not working on very many feature films, he was still making quite a decent living working in Hollywood and had no intentions of slowing down.  He also had a recurring role between 1985 and 1986 on, "Dynasty" and became quite a well known face appearing on numerous commercials for such products as, Ritz Crackers and Wheat Thins.
Along with working as an actor he earned some experience as an executive producer on such films as, "Medusa" (1973), "Love at First Bite" (1979), "Zorro: The Gay Blade" (1981) and "My One and Only" (2009).
Other programs he has participated in are, "Dancing With the Stars" which he competed in the second season in 2006 and made it to the sixth round.  He was also a top contender to take over for Bob Barker on the game show, "The Price is Right", however Drew Carey was ultimately chosen for the position. 
In addition to working in the industry, he also started his own skin care line in 1989 as well as a chain of tanning salons.  Hamilton has married only once to Alana Stewart between 1972 through 1976 and they had one child together, Ashley Hamilton, who also pursued a career as an actor.  He has one other son, George Thomas Hamilton from a relationship with Kimberly Blackford. 
He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his newest project began in the fall of 2011, playing, Georges for a national tour of the stage production, "La Cage aux Folles".


2011   The Last Resort

2008   Pushing Daisies 

2008   The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 

2008   Coma

2005   The L.A. Riot Spectacular 

2005   Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

2004   A Very Cool Christmas

2004   Las Vegas 

2004   The Hollywood Mom's Mystery 

2003   The Family 

2002   The Little Unicorn

2002   Pets 

2002   Hollywood Ending 

2002   Reflections of Evil 

2001   Off Key 

2001   Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 

1999-2000  Ladies Man

2000   Nash Bridges 

1999   P.T. Barnum 

1999   She's Too Tall 

1998   Casper Meets Wendy

1997-1998  Jenny 

1997   Rough Riders 

1997   8 Heads in a Duffel Bag 

1996   The Guilt 

1996   Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart

1996   Diagnosis Murder 

1996   Bonnie

1996   NewsRadio

1996   Playback

1995   Vanished

1994   The Bold and the Beautiful

1994   Double Dragon

1994   Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent 

1993   Amore!

1993   Das Paradies am Ende der Berge

1992   Dream On

1992   The House on Sycamore Street

1992   Once Upon a Crime...

1991   Doc Hollywood

1975-1991  Columbo

1990   The Godfather: Part III

1987   Poker Alice

1987   Spies

1986   Monte Carlo

1985-1986  Dynasty

1985   Two Fathers' Justice

1983   Malibu

1981   Zorro: The Gay Blade 

1980   The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway 

1979   The Seekers 

1979   Death Car on the Freeway

1979   Sword of Justice 

1979   Love at First Bite 

1979   From Hell to Victory 

1979   Supertrain

1979   Institute for Revenge

1978   The Users

1978   Sextette 

1977   Killer on Board 

1977   The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington

1977   The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver

1977   McCloud 

1977   Gibbsville 

1977   Roots 

1976   Police Story

1975   Once Is Not Enough

1975   The Dead Don't Die

1973   Medusa

1973   The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

1971   Evel Knievel 

1971   The Last of the Powerseekers

1970   Togetherness

1970   Paris 7000 

1969   The Survivors 

1968   The Power 

1967   Off to See the Wizard

1967   Jack of Diamonds 

1967   A Time for Killing 

1967   Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!

1966   L'homme de Marrakech 

1966   A Farewell to Arms 

1965   Viva Maria!

1964-1965  Burke's Law

1965   Ben Casey

1964   The Rogues

1964   Your Cheatin' Heart

1964   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1964   Looking for Love

1963   Act One 

1963   The Victors 

1962   Two Weeks in Another Town

1962   Bus Stop 

1962   Light in the Piazza

1961   A Thunder of Drums

1961   By Love Possessed 

1961   Angel Baby 

1960   Where the Boys Are

1960   All the Fine Young Cannibals 

1960   Home from the Hill 

1959   Crime & Punishment, USA

1959   Cimarron City 

1959   The Donna Reed Show 

1959   The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

1958   The Veil

1952   Lone Star

Matinee Classics -  2 Weeks in Another Town starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Claire Trevor, James Gregory, George Macready, Erich von Storheim and Leslie Uggams
Matinee Classics - Two Weeks in Another Town starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, George Hamilton, Claire Trevor and Cyd Charisse
Matinee Classics - By Love Possessed starring Lana Turner, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jason Robards, George Hamilton, Thomas Mitchell, Everett Sloane, Yvonne Craig, Carroll O'Connor, Barbara Bel Geddes  and Susan Kohner
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Sanford Brown
Matinee Classics - Medusa starring George Hamilton, Cameron Mitchell and Lucianna Paluzzi
Matinee Classics - Once is Not Enough starring Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen, Brenda Vaccaro, George Hamilton, Deborah Raffin, Merlina Mercouri and Gary Conway
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sincalir, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Brad Davis, Lane Binkley, Tracey Gold, Hilly Hicks, Lynne Moody, Austin Stoker, Ralph Waite, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus  Rasulala, Moses Gunn, Hari Rhodes, Ren Woods, Ernest Lee Thomas, Lorne Greene, Scatman Crothers,

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