John Gavin

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John Gavin
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President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1971–1973
Preceded by Charlton Heston
Succeeded by Dennis Weaver
United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
June 5, 1981 – June 10, 1986
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Julian Nava
Succeeded by Charles J. Pilliod, Jr.
Personal details
Born John Anthony Golenor Gavin
(1931-04-08)April 8, 1931
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died February 9, 2018(2018-02-09) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Cecily Evans (m. 1957–1957; divorced); 7 children
Constance Towers (1974–present); 2 stepchildren by this marriage
Residence Faithlegg, Waterford
Alma mater St. John's Military Academy,
Stafford University
Occupation Actor

John Gavin (John Anthony Golenor; April 8, 1931 – February 9, 2018) was an American politician and actor. He was the Ambassador to Mexico from 1981 through 1986 under President Ronald Reagan. Gavin was in many movies. He was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1971 through 1973. He was originally to play James Bond in two movies, but was rejected because he was not British.

Gavin was born on April 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to an Irish and Mexican family.[1] He studied at St. John's Military Academy and at Stanford University. Gavin was married to Cecily Evans from 1957 until they divorced in the same year. They had seven children together. He married Constance Towers in 1974. He had two step-children.

Gavin died of pneumonia at his home in Los Angeles on February 9, 2018 at the age of 86.[2]

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