GEORGE HAMILTON Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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NAME: George Hamilton
BORN: 12/08/1939
BIRTH PLACE: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Having discovered his passion for acting at High School, a young and handsome George Hamilton landed the lead part in his first film, ‘Crime and Punishment’, in 1959.


Having been signed up by MGM, he was soon on the movie star treadmill, appearing in ‘Home From the Hill’, ‘Where the Boys Are’ and ‘Light in the Piazza’. He went on to appear in nearly 40 films during the 1960s and 1970s.


During the 1960s, George hit the headlines when he started dating Lynda Bird, the daughter of President Johnson. Accusations of opportunism surrounded the affair, and eventually had an adverse effect on his career. As the film roles started to dry up towards the end of the 1960s, George moved into TV work, playing jet-setter Duncan Carlyle in ‘The Survivors’.


‘Love at First Bite’ and ‘Zorro the Gay Blade’ earned Golden Globe nominations and provided another career boost in the late 1970s. The 1980s saw George playing slightly campish roles in ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Spies’, as well as hosting a number of beauty pageants.