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The Story Behind George Hamilton's Legendary Tan

Season 4 Episode 408
Aired on 11/09/2014 | CC tv-14
Over the past five decades, George Hamilton has landed more than 100 film and television roles. In recent years, however, this dashing leading man is best known for his playboy image and perfectly bronzed skin tone.

Now, this 74-year-old Hollywood icon tells Oprah why he started tanning when he was a gangly 14-year-old boy. "I went from an Eastern boarding school to a school in Florida, where my mother was, and I went there for the vacation and turned overnight into this lobster red, which then turned into a brown," he says. "And it was the first time I ever got hit on by a girl."

In the above video, George shares the compliment he's gotten most often throughout his career and reveals how he created the character "George Hamilton."

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