|John Gavin Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||April 8, 1931|
|Date of Death||February 9, 2018|
John Gavin was an American actor and diplomat whose most notable film credits included such films as Psycho (1960), Spartacus (1960), Imitation of Life (1959), Back Street (1961), A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Tammy Tell Me True (1961), Midnight Lace (1960), etc.
Juan Vincent Apablasa
John Gavin, John Gilmore, Jack
He was born on April 8, 1931.
Gavin passed away on February 9, 2018, at the age of 86 years in Beverly Hills, California. His death was a result of complications arising from pneumonia followed by a long battle with leukemia.
Los Angeles, California, United States
- Father – Juan Vincent ‘John’ Apablasa, Sr.
- Mother – Delia Diana Pablos Cruz (Mexican-born Aristocrat)
At the time of his death, John Gavin’s net worth was $4 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
John Gavin had dated –
- Cicely Evans (1956-1965) – He wed Cicely Evans on August 2, 1957, and welcomed 2 daughters named Cristina Gavin and Maria Gavin with her. However, their marriage lasted for less than 10 years as their divorce was finalized on November 10, 1965.
- Luciana Paluzzi (1967)
- Patricia Stauffer
- Constance Towers (1971-2018) – Gavin married the television actress Constance Towers on September 8, 1974. The couple did not have any children together and stayed happily married until his death on February 9, 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He had Mexican and Chilean (both including Spanish) ancestry.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.
- Tall stature
- Wide forehead
- Dimpled smile
John Gavin Facts
- Director Alfred Hitchcock was unhappy with his performance as Sam Loomis in the classic thriller, Psycho (1960). The legendary filmmaker called his performance stiff and considered his acting style as wooden.
- John was selected to play James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) following George Lazenby’s departure after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). Sadly, the unusual move to sign an American actor was shelved at the last minute as Sean Connery came on board for his final appearance as the MI6 agent in the 1971 film. John’s contract was swiftly terminated and he was paid full salary. Additionally, he was again considered to star in Live and Let Die (1973) but, Roger Moore was eventually chosen for the role.
- He was bilingual and could fluently speak English and Spanish languages.
- From June 1981 to June 1986, John served as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. He was appointed by his close friend and the then-president, Ronald Reagan.
- He served as the President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1971 until 1973.
- The year 1960 was special for Gavin as he got the opportunity to work with two pioneering directors: Alfred Hitchcock in Psycho and Stanley Kubrick in Spartacus.
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