Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lorenzo Lamas Eyeing Wife Number 6, Mom Arlene Dahl (Almost 96) Had 6 Husbands, Dad Fernando Lamas Had Just 4 Wives


I love this story.

“Falcon Crest” star Lorenzo Lamas is getting married for the 6th time. Why not? He has the lineage. Listen to this:

His mom, Arlene Dahl, is absolutely still alive. On August 11th she turns 96! Come on! Arlene’s had 6 husbands herself. She’s been married to Marc Rosen, obviously a younger man, since 1984. And they said it wouldn’t last!

Arlene was a big star in the 50s. Her second husband was another big star, Fernando Lamas. (She was his third wife.) Lorenzo, 63, is their son. Are you following this? Fernando Lamas was a Latin star before there was Latino or Latinx. Billy Crystal lampooned him famously on “SNL” wearing an ascot and red smoking jacket, with “You look mahvelous” routine, also “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”

Fernando had just four wives. but countless lovers. He died youngish, at 67, from cancer. Lorenzo no doubt has that in the back of his head. Fernando’s final wife was the swimming movie star, Esther Williams.

Lorenzo has six children from those 5 wives, some of whom are probably older than the new fiancee. Who cares? Sean Penn’s new wife is a year younger than his daughter. Mick Jagger has children who are younger than his grandchildren. We are not dealing with reality here. It’s better to look good than to feel good! And you look mahvelous!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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