|In "Violent Midnight," he was prettier than his costar,|
He made his Broadway debut in the original production of Night of the Iguana, as one of the scantily clad houseboys, opposite star Bette Davis. He went on to a substantial stage career, during which he played both sons of Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman.
|He played Happy opposite Lee J. Cobb's Willie,|
then played Biff opposite George C. Scott's.
|"The Bold Ones"|
|"Birdbath" provided rich roles for James and Patty.|
Plus Farentino stripped to his underwear.
|With Faye Dunaway, as the|
Farentino won a Golden Globe himself, back when they used to give awards to Most Promising Newcomer. He earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Peter in the acclaimed mini-series directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Jesus of Nazareth. James played Juan Peron opposite Faye Dunaway's Evita, and was a regular player on Dynasty and ER, where he played George Clooney's father.
|With George Clooney, "ER"|
|With Timothy Dalton and Joan Collins,|
James Farentino died in January, from complications caused by a broken hip. He was 73.