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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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  • ELLIOTT, Peter J. (Peter John Henry Elliott) - 6/14/1930, England, U.K. - 12/?/2016.

British National Springboard Diving champion and 1948 London Olympic participant Peter J. Eliott died in December 2016. His daughter Laura confirmed his passing in a recent article about the Roe Hampton Club where her father was a member and often practiced his diving skills. Born Peter John Henry Elliott on June 14, 1930 in England, at 17 he was the youngest member of the British 1948 Olympic team. He would go on to have a career as a singer and stuntman and actor in films and television. Peter emigrated to South Africa where he appeared in the 1990 Euro-western “Barrett” as Mont.

  • PERIER, Étienne (Étienne Périer Paul Gaston Perier) - 12/11/1931 Brussels, Belgium - 6/21/2020, Le Plan-de-la-Tou, Var, France

French director, screenwriter Étienne Périer, died on June 21, 2020 at the age of 88 in his home in Plan-de-la-Tour. Born in Brussels on December 11, 1931, Etienne Perier crossed the camera in hand last century, a script under his arm, from one end of the world to the other. He was an assistant to Henri Georges Clouzot in "Les Diaboliques", in 1957, and he worked on a film with his friend Bernard Buffet, a short film which won him an award at the Venice Festival in 1958. This success will propel him. He works with Jean Cocteau to write and prepare the "Testament of Orpheus". From then on, his career will never stop. A director, and scriptwriter, from I953 until 1958, he collaborated with Charles SPAAK on several scenarios including "Charmants boys" and with Dominique Fabre who, subsequently, wrote most of his French films. He was co-director and screenwriter on the 1984 TV Euro-western ‘Louisiana’ starring Margot Kidder.

  • GIUSTI, Paolo - 10/21/1942, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 6/24/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian film and fotoromanzi actor Paolo Giusti died in a Rome hospital after a long stay on June 24, 2020. He was 78. Born in Rome on October 21, 1942 he was known as a fotoromanzi actor and appeared in small roles in films. He was sometimes billed as Paul Just and was also a singer. Paolo appeared as Chris in the 1967 Euro-western “Death Rides Along” as was to appear in “The Last of the Gunfighters” a 1967 western that was never completed.

  • BRAVO, Charly (Ramón Carlos Mirón-Muñoz Bravo) - 3/6/1943, Casablanca, Morocco - 6/23/2020, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spanish supporting and character actor Charly Bravo died in his room at the Estrella de Madrid hostel on June 23, 2020. He was 77. Born Ramón Carlos Mirón-Muñoz Bravo on March 6, 1943, Bravo appeared in more than 200 movies and was the face of a thousand different men. From western films to “Conan the Barbarian”, he became one of the most common faces on the screen in his supporting roles. He proudly carried the title of being the Spaniard who had worked in the most in westerns such as “A Town Called Hell”, “Captain Apache”, “A Man Called Noon” and 20 more.

  • BIEDERSTAEDT, Claus - 6/28/1928, Staigard. Pomerania, Germany - 6/18/2020, Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria, Germany

German actor and voice dubber Claus Biederstaedt died on Thursday June 18, 2020. He was 91. Claus appeared in over 60 films including the Euro-westerns ‘Mexikanische Revolution’ a 1968 TV films as (Jose Maria Gonzales) and 1978 TV Jack London film ‘Burning Daylight’ as Erzhaler. He was probably best known as a voice actor and the German voice of such actors as Marlon Brando, Yves Montand, James Garner and Paul Newman. He voice Guy Madison in 1967’s “Payment in Blood”, Yul Brynner in 1968’s “Pancho Villa”, Stephen Boyd in 1968’s “Shalako” and Mimmo Palmara in 1968’s “Shotgun” with Tab Hunter.

  • POIVEY, Patrick - 2/18/1948, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 6/16/2020, Paris, Île-de-France, France

The French actor, essential voice of the hexagonal dubbing (or post-synchronization as he preferred to name the exercise), left us this Tuesday June 16, 2020 at the age of 72 years. Born in Paris on February 18, 1948 he was the French voice of Tom Cruise, Kyle MacLachlan, Don Johnson and mainly Bruce Willis among the actors who were able to rely on the unique stamp of the actor. During his vocal career who crossed five decades, Patrick Poivey also dubbed Tom Cruise on ten feature films (including Top Gun and Rain Man), Don Johnson (from Deux cops à Miami à Watchmen), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives), Michael Biehn (Terminator), Mickey Rourke (9 1/2 weeks), Daniel Day-Lewis (The Last of the Mohicans), Charlie Sheen (Wall Street) or even his brother Emilio Estevez (Young Guns). Poivey was the French voice of Terence Hill in the 1980 DVD releases of “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity is STILL My Name” and Fritz Sperberg in the TV series “Lucky Luke” (1991) and the voice of Davy Crockett in the 1994 animated TV series of the same name.

  • BRUMMELL, Beau (Michael F. Bush) - 1942, Pretoria, South Africa - 6/11/2020, Pretoria, South Africa

South African personality and actor Beau Brummell died in Pretoria, South Africa on May 10, 2020 according to a Facebook post by his daughter Cheyanne Bush. Born Michael F. Bush in Pretoria, South Africa in 1943, Brummell became better known for opening and operating South Africa’s first nudist colony ‘Beau Valley’ along with his wife Celia. Brummell wrote the story and starred in the 1970 Euro-western “Three Bullets for a Long Gun”. He was also a singer, musician who worked with the bands ‘Park Sable and the Jungle-n-Beats’ and ‘Beau Brummell & His Noble Men’ with which he had charted a 1963 hit called “I Know, Know, Know’.

  • BEGONA, Mary (María Begoña Bragas) - 4/4/1925, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 4/12/2020, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spanish actress, vedette Mary Begoña passed away at the residence where she spent the last years of her life on April 12, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Cause of death was not disclosed. She was 95 years old. With her real name Begoña Bragas born in Bilbao, Spain on April 4, 1925, the actress could have done little in show business. So she adopted Mary Begoña. According to printed bios she was born in 1929, which was quite improbable because in 1938, according to Álvaro Retana in his Historia del Arte Frívolo, he was already working on the premises of the CNT entertainment union, and was about fourteen years old. It has been learned that she was born in 1925. She spent he career on stage but made several films including her loan Euro-western “Torrejón City” (1962) playing a prostitute.

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