John Gavin

American film actor and former Ambassador to Mexico

John Gavin (Juan Vincent Apablasa; April 8, 1931 – February 9, 2018) was an American actor. He was the Ambassador to Mexico from 1981 through 1986 under President Ronald Reagan. Gavin was in many movies. He was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1971 through 1973. He was originally to play James Bond in two movies, but was rejected because he was not British.

John Gavin
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded byCharlton Heston
Succeeded byDennis Weaver
United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
June 5, 1981 – June 10, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJulian Nava
Succeeded byCharles J. Pilliod, Jr.
Personal details
Juan Vincent Apablasa

(1931-04-08)April 8, 1931
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 2018(2018-02-09) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cecily Evans
(m. 1957; div. 1965)

Constance Towers (m. 1974)
ResidenceFaithlegg, Waterford
Alma materSt. John's Military Academy,
Stafford University
  • Actor
  • diplomat

Gavin was born on April 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to an Irish and Mexican family.[1] He studied at St. John's Military Academy and at Stanford University. Gavin was married to Cecily Evans from 1957 until they divorced in the same year. They had seven children together. He married Constance Towers in 1974. He had two step-children.

Gavin died of pneumonia at his home in Los Angeles on February 9, 2018 at the age of 86.[2]

References change

  1. "Profile in People Magazine". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. John Gavin, Actor in 'Psycho' and 'Imitation of Life,' Dies at 86

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