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George Hamilton

George Hamilton

George Hamilton has been a Hollywood icon for more than four decades and has recently conquered Broadway. Making his Broadway debut, he starred in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago, playing the sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn.

His run broke box office records and was extended for six weeks to meet ticket demand. He also starred opposite Joan Collins in the San Francisco engagement of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters.

On screen, Hamilton's most memorable roles include playing a comedic Dracula in Love at First Bite, which he also executive produced, and a dual role as Zorro and his long-lost twin brother in Zorro, the Gay Blade, which he produced. Hamilton earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy for both films. He has more recently appeared in such films as Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Part III, Doc Hollywood, with Michael J. Fox, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He next co-stars with Joe Mantegna and Danny Aiello in Off Key, a comedy about three of the world's greatest tenors.

Hamilton made his feature film debut while still in his teens in 1958's Crime & Punishment, USA. Two years later, he appeared in three major films: Vincente Minnelli's Home From the Hill, All the Fine Young Cannibals, with Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, and the classic Where the Boys Are, in which he starred opposite Yvette Mimieux. That same year, he won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. His long list of subsequent film credits includes By Love Possessed,

Light in the Piazza, Two Weeks in Another Town, Your Cheatin' Heart, Viva Maria!, Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding, A Time for Killing, Evil Knievel, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing and Once is Not Enough.

Hamilton is also a familiar face to television audiences for his work in both series and longform projects, including the heralded miniseries Roots, which was recently re-aired as part of its 25th anniversary, and a regular role on the series Dynasty. His other television credits include Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind, The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, Killer on Board, The Users, The Seekers, Vanished, The House on Sycamore Street, Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart, Rough Riders, P.T. Barnum and the BBC's presentation of A Farewell to Arms and Birds of a Feather.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

George Hamilton Facts

BirthdayAugust 12, 1939 (84)
BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is George Hamilton compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Silver Skies
The Congressman
The Godfather Part III
The Last Days Of Patton
Mr. Wong Detective
The Maltese Falcon
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
The Soloist
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
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