Born 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, American actor George Hamilton began his film career in 1958, and although he has a substantial body of work in film and television, he is perhaps most famous for his debonair style and his perpetual sun tan.
For his debut performance in Crime and Punishment U.S.A. (1959), Hamilton won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a BAFTA Award. He has received one additional BAFTA nomination and two additional Golden Globe nominations.
Bo Derek wrote in her autobiography that “there was an ongoing contest between John [Derek] and George Hamilton as to who was tanner.”
Hamilton’s notable films include Home from the Hill (1960), By Love Possessed (1961), Light in the Piazza (1962), Your Cheatin’ Heart (1964), Once Is Not Enough (1975), Love at First Bite (1979), Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981), The Godfather Part III (1990), Doc Hollywood (1991), 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997), Hollywood Ending (2002) and The Congressman (2016).
Take a look at these vintage photos to see portrait of a young George Hamilton in the 1960s and 1970s.