Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island. Franchot Tone has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6558 Hollywood Blvd. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. His remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered. Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. He died in New York City. from Cornell University in 1982. He co-starred in the Ben Casey medical series from 1965 to 1966 as Casey's supervisor.
He achieved a M.F.A. In the 1950s he moved to television and returned to Broadway, where he had begun his career. Law and NYPD Blue. He worked steadily through the 1940s without breaking through as a major star. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. He married and divorced three more times: to fashion model turned actress Jean Wallace (1941-48, two sons; she next married Cornel Wilde), actress Barbara Peyton (1951-52), and actress Dolores Dorn (1956-59). He was married October 11, 1935 in New Jersey to actress Joan Crawford; they were divorced in 1939.
In 1935 he starred in Mutiny on the Bounty (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and Dangerous opposite Bette Davis. President of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University, he went to Hollywood in 1932, achieving fame in 1933, when he made seven movies in a single year. Frank Jerome Tone, the president of the Carborundum Company, and his wife, Gertrude Franchot. He was born Stanislas Pascal Franchot Tone in Niagara Falls, New York, eldest son of Dr.
Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 – September 18, 1968) was an American actor.