James Farentino Died of Heart Failure Actor James Farentino has been featured in dozens of films and television series died ata Los Angeles hospital at age 73 years. Farentino died of heart failure at Cedas-SinaiHospital after suffering from illness for a long time. Farentino performing with Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen in a science fiction movie The Final Countdown produced in the 1980 film featuring modern aircraft that travel time to Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack. In 1967, Farentino get a Golden Globe award for best newcomer for her performance inthe film The Pad and How to Use It. He has also appeared in the television series Dynasty,Melrose Place, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, and ER.