Fernando Lamas

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Fernando Lamas
Fernando Lamas Mannix 1970 (cropped).JPG
Lamas in 1970
Born
Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos

(1916-01-09)January 9, 1916[1][1][1][1]
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedOctober 8, 1982(1982-10-08) (aged 66)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
OccupationActor, director
Years active1942–1982
Spouse(s)
Perla Mux
(m. 1940; div. 1944)

Lydia Barachi
(m. 1946; div. 1952)

Arlene Dahl
(m. 1954; div. 1960)

Esther Williams (m. 1969)
Children3, including Lorenzo Lamas

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos (January 9, 1916 – October 8, 1982) was an Argentine-American actor and director. He was known for playing the "Latin Lover" in many movies during the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1951, Lamas starred as Paul Sarnac in the musical, Rich, Young and Pretty with Jane Powell. He also starred in The Law and the Lady (1952) which was very unpopular.[2]

He also starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor in The Girl Who Had Everything (1952).

He is the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas. He was married to Arlene Dahl between 1954 to 1960. He was also married to Esther Williams between 1969 until his death.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ancestry Library Edition". ancestrylibrary.proquest.com.
  2. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.