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Cemetery with crosses - legends lost but remembered

From The Spaghetti Western Database

This page is our personal hall of fame. A reminder to us all that even though considered a B-genre, Spaghetti Westerns were full of great characters, played by great people. Many have passed away, and while we are young growing up re-watching all these classics, many more will probably leave us. May they be remembered. What follows, is a work-in-progress, a growing list of legends who have passed away...

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  • SALINES, Antonio - 7/1/1936, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy - 6/22/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian theater, film actor Antonio Salines died in Rome on June 22, 2021. He was a week short of turning 85. Born in La Spezia on July 1, 1936 he graduated from the Silvio D’Amico Academy of Dramatic Art in 1959 and co-founded the theatre company ‘Il ribelle’. In his long career he worked with Vittorio Gasmann, brought prose to TV with Pirandello and Rozov, has trod the stages of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, of the Arena of Verona of the Stabili of Bolzano and of the Veneto. He was the artistic director of the Teatro Belli in Rome, with the homonymous company he founded in 1970 with Magda Mercatali; as well as from 2015 the Theater Season of the Teatro Gentile di Cittanova. Salines appeared in only one Euro-western 1970s “Matalo!” as (Ted/Theo).

  • LANE, Jackie - : 7/10/1941, Manchester, England, U.K. - 6/23/2021,

British actress Jackie Lane of the ‘Doctor Who’ television series died on June 23, 2021. Born in Manchester, England on July 10, 1941, she played Dodo Chaplet, a companion to the First Doctor (William Hartnell) in the early days of the beloved sci-fi TV series. Lane starred in ‘Doctor Who’ alongside Hartnell in 1966, in the third series of the show. She was later portrayed by actress Sophie Holt in the BBC’s ‘An Adventure in Time and Space’, a docu-drama which portrayed the creation of Doctor Who. Prior to her role as Dodo, the actress appeared in various BBC TV and radio shows, including Anna Neagle’s radio production of Wonderful Things in 1958. Jackie appeared in four 1966 episodes of ‘Dr. Who’ revolving around the Tombstone, Arizona gunfight. Doctor Who: The ‘O,K, Corral’; ‘Doctor Who: Johnny Ringo’; ‘Doctor Who: Don’t Shoot the Pianist’ and Doctor Who: A Holliday for the Doctor.

  • HOLSCHER, Heinz - 10/9/1925, Munich, Bavaria, Germany - 5/7/2021, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

German cinematographer, cameraman, actor Heinz Hölscher died in Munich, Germany on May 7, 2021. He was 95. Born in Munich on October 9, 1925, Hölscher trained as a photographer and then worked in repro technology. In 1948 he became a camera assistant, and in 1954 served as chief cameraman for the first time. In the 1960s and 1970s in particular, Hölscher was one of the busiest cameramen in German entertainment cinema. He worked with directors such as Alfred Weidenmann, Alfred Vohrer, Harald Reinl and Franz Josef Gottlieb. For his camera work in the film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), he received the German Film Award. He later also worked behind the camera for several television series. Holsher worked on four Euro-westerns: “Rampage at Apache Wells” (1965) [cinematographer]; “The Halfbreed” (1966) [cinematographer]; “Hellhounds of Alaska” (1972) [cinematographer]; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (aka Cassy) (1975) (Quaker) [cinematographer].