Rounsevelle Andreas Schaum was born on December 8, 1970, to actress Arlene Dahl and her fifth husband, Rounsevelle W. Schaum. He has two half-siblings from his mother’s side, Carole Holmes McCarthy and Lorenzo Lamas.
Rounsevelle Andreas Schaum was close to his mother; he occasionally showed up at events with her. Regarding his love life, Rounsevelle has been secretive and has not revealed any details about who he is married to or how many children he has.
Rounsevelle’s mother started participating in theatre events while in elementary school. She was also active in dancing in both junior and senior high school. After high school, Rounsevelle’s mother started performing in drama groups and modelling for department stores in her hometown.
Arlene Dahl moved to New York to pursue her passion; she first worked with Walter Thornton Model Agency before finding her way into the theatre. She appeared in some plays before she was noticed and signed by MGM. In 1948, Rounsevelle’s mother had a supporting role in her debut movie, and The Bride Goes Wild.
Rounsevelle’s mother was the female lead character in the thriller film Reign of Terror. While working with MGM, Arlene appeared in The Outriders, Three Little Words, Ambush, Scene of the Crime, and Watch the Birdie. She then worked with other Production companies and appeared in several adventure movies.
In 1953, Rounsevelle’s mother appeared in Desert Region, The Diamond Queen, Here Come the Girls, and Sangaree which starred Fernando Lamas, who later became her husband. After her marriage to Fernando Lamas, Arlene had fewer acting roles in the 1950s, but her acting career started to shape again after their divorce.
In the 1960s, Arlene focused more on her businesses, but she appeared in some shows, including Kisses for My President, where she had a supporting role. She was also featured in four episodes of Burke’s Law, and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre. In the 1970s, Rounsevelle’s mother had a few roles in One Life to Live, The Love Boat, and Applause.
Arlene retired from acting in the 1990s but continued to appear in some shows and plays.
Rounsevelle’s Mother in Business
Rounsevelle’s mother did not limit herself to just acting, but she ventured into other businesses. She wrote for the newspaper Let’s Be Beautiful in the early 1950s and founded Arlene Dahl Enterprises, which sold nightgowns, cosmetics, pyjamas, and lingerie. Rounsevelle’s mother worked as director of beauty products at Sears Roebuck.
His Mother’s Personal Life
Rounsevelle’s mother was married six times; she first married actor Lex Barker in 1951 but divorced a year later. She then met Fernando Lamas, marrying in 1954; four years later, she had her first child Lorenzo Lamas; however, they divorced in 1960. Arlene married Christian R. Holmes, and they had a daughter named Christina Carole Holmes, but they divorced in 1963.
Rounsevelle’s mother married Russian entrepreneur Alexis Lichine; they were together for five years before separating. In 1969, Arlene married Rounsevelle W. Schaum, a broker; they separated and then married Marc Rosen in 1984. Arlene died in November 2021, aged 96, at her Manhattan apartment.