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Actor James Farentino dies at 73

January 24, 2012 |  5:45 pm

FarentinoJames Farentino, a stage, film and television actor who starred in "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" TV series, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness, family spokesman Bob Palmer said. He was 73.

Farentino made his Broadway debut in a 1961 production of "Night of the Iguana" and played Stanley Kowalski in a 1973 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

His movie roles include "The Pad and How to Use It" (1966). 

In 1994 Farentino pleaded no contest to stalking his ex-girlfriend, Tina Sinatra.

Farentino is survived by his fourth wife, Stella, and two sons, David and Saverio.

A full obituary will follow at latimes.com/obits.

-- Claire Noland

Photo: James Farentino.