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Actor George Hamilton has appeared in more than 80 movies and television shows during his career, including the film Light in the Piazza in 1962.
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After his graduation from high school, he landed his first lead role in 1959’s Crime and Punishment. Although his performance was considered wooden, his chiseled features and movie star good looks won the attention of studio executives. Hamilton was offered a steady stream of roles, and in the 1960s, he prospered as an actor opposite Hollywood's most sought after actresses. During this period, he starred in over a dozen films including 1961's By Love Possessed (with Lana Turner) and 1962's Light in the Piazza (with Olivia de Havilland).
The Survivors (1969).
In 1979, Hamilton made a comeback to the big screen with his appearance as Count Dracula in the horror spoof Love at First Bite. In 1981's Zorro, the Gay Blade he played the title role. For one season in 1985, Hamilton enjoyed a brief stint on the prime time series Dynasty, where he played a ruthless movie producer. Five years later, director Francis Ford Coppola cast Hamilton as Al Pacino’s high-profile lawyer in The Godfather, Part III (1990).
The George and Alana Show. Hamilton has also enjoyed frequent appearances on the morning show Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, where he served as temporary co-host during Philbin’s absence.
Most recently he appeared as a financier in A&E's four-hour miniseries P.T. Barnum (1999). Based on the life of the founder of the famed circus, the series premiered in October of 1999 and featured Beau Bridges in the title role.
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