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*'''REYNAUD, Janine (Janine Lucienne Reynaud Godard)''' - 8/13/1930 Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/13/2018, Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.A.
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*'''MacGREGOR, Eduardo (Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor)''' - 3/10/19??, Spain - 12/16/2018, Mexico
  
Word has come from Robert Monell that French model and actress Janine Reynaud passed away recently in 2018 date unknown. I did some research and found that she passed away on May 13, 2018 in Sugar Land, Texas.  
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The National Association of Interpreters (ANDI) informed through its social networks that the Spanish actor Eduardo MacGregor died on December 16, 2018. The actor developed his career in Mexico as a dubbing actor in productions such as Oz, El Poder , Carancho and El Álamo.  He also ventured into films such as The Stone Book (1969), Christ 70 (1970), Blue Demon, Spies Destroyer (1968), The World of the Dead (1970) and The Jeremias (2015). This actor also worked with director Luis Buñuel , in Simón en el Desierto , in which Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix and Claudio Book also participated in 1965. MacGregor played Judge Thompson in 1995’s Euro-western “Sons of Trinity”.
  
Reynaud began her career as a fashion model for designer Jean Patou but became bored of the industry. She wanted to become and actress and in the mid-1960s, when she was almost 35 years-old, Janine first appeared on the big screen. She appeared in films in France, Italy and Germany, most often in B-movies and sex exploitation films. She starred in films by Jess Franco "Succubus." and Max Pécas “Je suis une nymphomane”. In the 1970s, she then appeared in films with her filmmaker husband Michel Lemoine.
 
  
Reynaud’s last film was “Tire pas sur mon collant” in 1978. Lemoine and she divorced and she married Herbert Hamilton from Texas and lived in Sugar Land, Texas a suburb of Houston. Apparently Hamilton died or they divorced and Janine returned to France where she lived and died in Oradour-Saint-Genest.
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*'''RAKI, Laya (Brunhilde Marie Jons)''' - 7/27/1927, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - 12/21/2018, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
  
Reynaud appeared as a prostitute in Tony Anthony's 1971 Euro-western "Blindman".
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Laya Raki Randell-Wood passed away peacefully in the evening of December 21, 2018, in Hollywood, California. She was born Brunhilde Marie Jorns in Hamburg, Germany on July 27, 1927. Her mother left when Laya was only five years old. Her father remarried soon thereafter. He worked with the circus, where Laya learned acrobatics at a very young age, and performed in several circus acts. In her late teens, she partnered with fellow acrobat, Ricardo U. Partnerin, performing a 2-person dance/acrobatic act. From there, she learned ballet and other forms of dance. She developed a passion for dance, and was best known for her exotic dances. She performed throughout Europe and Italy in the 1940’s to 1950. She adopted the screen name, ‘Laya Raki’, at the suggestion of her manager. In 1954, she got a major part in the movie, ‘The Seekers’, (released in the U.S. as, 'Land of Fury’), as the exotic Moari dancer, alongside actor Jack Hawkins. It was shot in New Zealand, and was a big hit, bringing Laya into the spotlight. In 1955 Laya went to London to continue her acting career. Her roles in British films and TV productions made her an international star. She met and married actor Ron Randell in September 1957. They decided to move to the U.S. in the 1960’s, working between New York City and Los Angeles. Laya appeared in the popular TV series, ‘I Spy’, and other shows over the years in Los Angeles. Laya appeared as the gypsy girl alongside Randell in the Euro-western “Savage Pampas” 1966.
  
  
*'''VANCE, William (William van Cutsem)''' - 9/8/1935, Anderlecht, Belgium - 5/14/2018, Belgium
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*'''GIBBONS, Sandy (Sanford Gibbons)''' - 9/5/1933, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. - 12/29/2018, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
  
Belgian comic book artist William Vance, whose action adventure series XIII was popular in the French-speaking world, died late May 14, 2018 in Belgium, his publisher announced. Born William van Cutsem in Anderlect, Belgium on September 8, 1935. He launched his career by drawing for Tintin, translated into English and other languages, in the 1960s. In 1967, he worked with Gerald Forton to sketch Bob  Morane. Vance drew “Ringo” (1966-1969) and Marshal Blueberry (1991-1992).
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Sandy Gibbons, a popular Phoenix, Arizona actor and media personality for decades, died Saturday, December 29, 2018. He was 85. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 15, 1933 he was usually billed as Sanford Gibbons and was a successful actor, with 33 film and television credits  including roles in “Tombstone,” “Tin Cup” and “Used Cars.” He never really stopped acting, playing a reporter in the 2018 film “Warning: No Trespassing.” As Sandy Gibbons he appeared as the horse dealer in the 1987 Terence Hill modern day Euro-western: “They Call Me Renegade”.
  
  
*'''KIDDER, Margot (Margaret Ruth Kidder)''' - 10/17/1948, Yellowknife North West Territories, Canada - 5/13/2018, Livingston, Montana, U.S.A.
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*'''MARKS, Richard''' 11/10/1943, New York City, New York, U.S.A. - 12/31/2018, U.S.A.
  
Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” films, has died. She was 69. The actress died in her sleep at her home on Sunday May 13, 2018 in Livingston, Montana, her publicist Camilla Fluxman Pines confirmed to Variety. Born October 17, 1948 in Yellow Knife, North Western Territories, Canada, Kidder got her start in low-budget Canadian films and TV shows before landing a role in 1970’s “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx” opposite Gene Wilder. She later appeared in 1973’s “Sisters,” “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert Redford, and 1979’s “The Amityville Horror.” Kidder appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Lousiana” a TV film made in 1984 as Virginia Trgean and the modern day 1969-1970 TV western series “Adventures in Rainbow Country” as Dr. Janet Rhodes and in another episode a sports car driver.
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Richard Marks, four-time Oscar-Nominated film editor, Died on December 31, 2018 at 75. Born on November 10, 1943, in New York City, Marks was nominated along with Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg and Lisa Fruchtman for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) — contracted for six months, he spent three years on that project, much of that time in the Philippines — and for the Brooks classics Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987) and As Good as It Gets (1997). He was sound editor on the 1971 Euro-western ‘Doc’ starring Stacy Keach and Faye Dunawway.
  
  
*'''TSULADZE, Baadur (Baadur Sokratovich Tsuladze)''' - 3/5/1935, Batumi, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R. - 5/13/2018, Tbilisi, Georgia
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*'''MARTINEZ, Patrice''' - 6/12/1963, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. - 12/25/2018, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
  
Russian actor and filmmaker Baadur Tsuladze died in Tbilisi, Georgia today May 13, 2018 at the age of 83, reports GPB's First Channel. Baadur Tsuladze was born on March 5, 1935 in, Batumi, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R. and graduated from the directing faculty of the Moscow State Union of Cinematography. He appeared in about 50 films. Since 1961 he has worked as a director in the Georgian film studio. Baadur appeared as Carlucci in the 1993 Euro-western TV series “Alaska Kid”.
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American film, TV actress died in Burbank, California on December 25, 2018. She was 55. Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 12, 1963 and will be remembered for her leading role in “The Three Amigos” (1986) as Carmen but most of all as Victoria Escalante on the 1990-1993 TV series “The New Zorro” starring Duncan Regehr. Patrice also appeared as Kish-Kao-Ko in 1998 German TV film Winnetous Rückkehr with Pierre Brice.  
  
  
*'''FERRARI, Paolo''' - 2/26/1929, Brussels, Belgium - 5/6/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''MONTEROS, Rosenda (Rosa Méndez Leza)''' - 8/31/1935, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico - 12/29/2019, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  
The great Italian actor of theater, cinema and television, died in Rome on May 6, 2018. He worked with directors such as Blasetti, Zeffirelli and Petri and was also a famous voice actor. Born in Brussels, Belgium where his father worked in the Italian Consul, he started his career on radio at the age of 9. Paolo would go on to appear in films, radio and as a voice dubber, probably most famous as the Italian voice of Humphrey Bogart. Ferrari appeared in the 1973 Euro-western “Another Try, Eh Providence” as a rifle salesman. He was also the voice of Anthony Steffen in "A Coffin for the Sheriff" (1965), Espartaco Santoni in "Raise Your Hands, Dead Man" (1971), Francisco Rabal in “It Can Be Done Amigo” (1972), and Stanley Baker in "Zorro" (1975).
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Mexican film, TV and theater actress Rosenda Monteros died in Mexico City on December 29, 2018. She was 83. Born Rosa Méndez Leza in Vera Cruz, Mexico on August 31, 1935. Known in Mexico mainly for her theater work, in 1990 she received the recognition of the Mexican Association of Theater Critics for the record of 263 theater performances, and in 2003 she won the Best Actress award in Classic Theater of the Golden Age. To the rest of the world she’ll be remembered for her role as the Mexican peasant girl, Petra in 1960’s “The Magnificent Seven”. She would go on to appear in 48 films and TV series. She appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Les Indiens” (TV) – 1966 as Wany; “Savage Pampas” – 1966 as Rucu and “My Friend Winnetou” (TV) – 1980 as Hehaka Win.
  
  
*'''LASTRETTI, Adolfo''' - 11/18/1937, Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy - 5/5/2018, Loiano, Bologna, Emilia- Romagna, Italy
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*'''ECKEMYR, Agneta (Agneta Marie-Anne Eckemyr)''' - 7/2/1950, Karlsborg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden – 12/29/2018, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
  
Theatrical, cinematographic and television actor Adolfo Lastretti died of heart failure on May 5, 2018 in Loiano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was 80.  His daughters, Viola and Ariadne, announced that their father died peacefully, surrounded by the affection of friends and relatives, due to a heart condition. Born in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia on November 18, 1937, he soon moved to Liguria, in Rapallo, with his family for work related reasons. Here he completed his studies and, in 1957, he played in the short “La spiaggia”. Wanting to be an actor, in 1959 during the university period in Genoa, he enrolled in a national competition for actors, and won. In the beginning of his artistic career; he settled in Rome, where he enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining a scholarship in 1960. Two years later he passed an audition for a show created by Giancarlo Menotti Album Sheets, with a young Tomás Milián. From the 1960 and 1970s on he continued his career playing in various films, with character and supporting roles and sometimes being billed using the aliases Peter Lastrett and Guy Ranson, alongside such great actors as James Coburn, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Richard Roundtree, until he withdrew from the scene in 2003 with a final appearance in the soap opera Vivere. Lastretti appeared in four Euro-westerns: “Find a Place to Die” (1968) as Reverend Riley, “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972) as Will Fernandez/Will Culder, “Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears” (1973) as Williams and  “The Four of the Apocalypse” 1975 as Reverend Sullivan. Lastretti was sometimes billed as Peter Lastrett and Guy Ranson.
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Swedish model, film actress and fashion designer Agneta Eckemyr died in her New York City apartment on December 29, 2018 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 68 years old. Born in Karlsborg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden on July 2, 1950. Initially a model, her looks took her into film and television roles. She was photographed by Life Magazine appearing opposite the five semi-finalist actors for the role of James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Shortly after appearing in the 1974 Disney family film production "The Island at the Top of the World," Eckemyr appeared on the front cover and within the October 1975 edition of Playboy magazine, as a Playboy Playmate. After retirement from being an actress, she turned her talents to clothing design. Her most recent designs are featured at Älskling (Swedish for Darling), on Columbus Avenue, New York City; a block from where she died in an apartment overlooking Central Park. Agneta appeared in two Euro-westerns: “And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars” – 1968 (the dead stagecoach passenger shown in the opening scene of the film), “Blindman” – 1971 (Pilar)
  
  
*'''VERZIERA, Marcello''' - 1/22/1935, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''COOPER, Stan (Stelvio Rosi)''' - 8/1/1938, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 12/19/2018, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  
Word from the Carlo Pedersoli family, that on May 3, 2018 boxer, stuntman and actor Marcello Verziera had died in Rome. He was 83. Verziera was a middleweight boxer before starting his career in films. His first film was in 1968’s “If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death”  as a Tampico henchman. His first appearance in the Spencer / Hill universe came in 1970 “They Call Me Trinity”, where he played one of the three bandits Bud shoots during his first appearance in the film. Verziera's roles with Bud and Terence were always rather small, but very numerous. A total of 20 times he appeared Bud and Terence, the last time in 1988 in the series “Big Man”. Other westerns include: “Trinity is STILL My Name” (1971), “It Can be Done Amigo” (1972), “Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?” (1972), “Man of the East” (1972), “The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby” (1974), “Macho Killers” (1977), “Buddy Goes West” (1981), “Arizona Road” (1990).
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Italian film actor and video producer Stelvio Rosi died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 19, 2018. He was 80. Born in Rome, Italy on August 1, 1938, Rosi made his film debut as a child actor in 1942, in Ferdinando Maria Poggioli's “Yes, Madam”. He reprised his acting career in the early 1960s and was initially used almost exclusively in teen comedies and musicals. In 1968 he changed his image and his name and to Stan Cooper and was cast in the leading roles in a number of genre films, often adventure, war films and Spaghetti westerns. He worked several times with director José Luis Merino. In 1973 he retired from his acting career and moved to South America, where among other things he worked as a film and video producer in Rio de Janeiro. Rosi appeared in five Euro-westerns: “Paths of War” - 1969 (Lieutenant Martin/Morgan); “Another Dollar for the McGregors” – 1970 (Ross Steward) [as Stan Cooper]; “The Great Treasure Hunt” – 1972 (Sam Madison) [as Stan Cooper]; :Stay Away from Trinity When He Comes to Eldorado” – 1972 (Carter) [as Stan Cooper]; “You're Jinxed, Friend You've Met Sacramento” - 1972 (Hike) [as Stan Cooper]
  
  
*'''VÖLZ, Wolfgang (Wolfgang Otto Isaak Treppengeländer)''' - 8/16/1930, Free City of Danzig - 5/2/2018, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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*'''RING, Børge''' - 2/17/1921, Ribe, Denmark - 12/27/2018, Overlangel, Holland
  
German actor and voice dubber Wolfgang Völz died in Berlin, Germany on May 2, 2018. The voice of "Käpt'n Blaubär" was 87 years old. Völz was born August 16, 1930 in Gdansk. In the 1950s, he starred opposite stars such as Hans Albers and Gert Fröbe in several movies. He also celebrated great successes in the TV series " Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre." There he was seen in 78 episodes as the chauffeur Johann, who together with his boss, a noble crime novelist and hobby detective, solved all sorts of criminal cases in the “better society”. Völz appeared as Randolfo Fierro in the 1966 German Mexican Revolutionary TV film “Mexikanische Revolution” and was the voice of Joe Dalton in “Lucky Luke – Ballad of the Dalton” (1971), and “Lucky Luke’s Great Adventure” 1983”, while voicing the Mayor in “Lucky Luke – Daisy Town” (1971) and Jolly Jumper in the Terence Hill “Lucky Luke” 1990 TV series. Wolfgang was the German film voice of Luigi Pistilli in 1965’s “For a Few Dollars More”, Piero Lulli in 1967’s “The Fury of Johnny Kid”, Dino Strano in 1967’ “The Dirty Outlaws”, Enzo Fiermonte in 1969’s “Boot Hill”, Salvatore Billi in 1971’s “Vengeance Trail”, Richard Bsehart in “1972’s “Chato’s Land”,  Fernando Sancho in 1973’s “Son of Zoro” Ernest Borgnine in “Renegade” (2004). 
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Beloved Danish animator, comic artist and musician Børge Ring has passed away in Overlangel, Holland on December 27, 2018. He was 97. Born in Ribe, Denmark on February 7, 1921, he was best known for directing the Oscar-winning short “Anna and Bella” (1984) and the Oscar-nominated “Oh My Darling” (1978), Ring also worked on an impressive list of animated features, such as “Heavy Metal”, “The Smurfs and the Magic Flute”, “We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story” and two Euro-western animated features “Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons” and “Asterix in America”
  
  
*'''CUCCHIARA, Tony (Salvatore Cucchiara)''' - 10/30/1937, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''GIULIANI, Luigi''' - 7/18/1940, San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy - 12/21/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
  
Italian entertainer, singer, playwright, actor Tony Cucchiara died in Rome, Italy on May 3, 2018. He was 80. Cucchiara was married to singer Nelly Fioramonti (Maria Grazia Fioramonti) [1939-1973] and together they formed a folk duo in the 1960s. She died in 1973 during childbirth of their second child. Tony was a writer for several RAI TV shows and also a playwright. His daughter is singer, actress Annalisa Cucchiara. Tony was a performer in the 1966 Euro-western musical “A Fistful of Songs”.
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Italian actor and model Lugi Giuliani died in Rome, Italy on December 21st. He was 78. Born on July 18, 1940 in San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy, he appeared in fourteen films from 1961 to 1966 sometimes under the aliases of Jim Reed and Louis McJulian. He’s bet remember for his appearance with Sophia Loren in “Boccaccio ‘70”, After his film career ended he was employed by Giorgio Armani as a model and spokesperson. He appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Golden Sheriff” (1966) (Arizona Roy) using the alias Luis McJulian and “The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” 1966 (Sol Lester) using the alias Jim Reed.
  
  
*'''KRAMER, Frank (Gianfranco Parolini)''' - 3/20/1925, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 4/26/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy]
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*'''PALNER, Henning''' - 7/18/1932, Helsingør, Denmark - 12/20/2018, Mindebog, Denmark
  
Enzo G. Castellari posted on Facebook this evening that Gianfranco Parolini better known to us film fans as Frank Kramer died today. Born in Rome, Italy on March 20, 1925, the Italian producer, film director, writer and overall film maker was, much like Enzo Castellari, a man of action. He was probably best known for his “Sabata” trilogy (1969-1971) and “If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death” (1968). One of the last of the great Italian western and action directors is gone.
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Danish theater, film, radio, TV actor Henning Palner died in Mindebog on December 20, 2018. He was 86. Palner participated in film successes such as "Komtessen" in 1961, "Vil du se min smukke navle" in 1978 and "Solkongen" in 2005. Also the television series "Huset på Christianshavn", "Gøngehøvdingen" and "Bryggeren". Most of his acting career revolved around the theater which began in 1956 when he was admitted to Royal Danish Theater School. Palner's distinct deep voice was by many in audiobooks. Where he has spoken in over 200 titles, as well as having toured the country with talks about his life on the boards. Palner was at one time married to actresses Yvonne Ingdal and Beatrice Palner. He appeared as Oscar Wilde in the 1965 television western ‘Wilde west’.
  
  
*'''NEVILLE, Charles''' - 12/28/1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A - 4/26/2018, Huntington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
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*'''CISNEROS, Max (Maximo Cisneros)''' - 6/8/1927, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. - 8/28/2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
  
Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville died Thursday April 26, 2018 of pancreatic cancer in Huntington, Massachusetts, where he had lived for many years. He was 79. Charles Neville was the second oldest of the four brothers who, for three decades, formed the core of the Neville Brothers, one of the most important and influential bands to emerge from New Orleans. For many years, the Neville Brothers were the closing act on the final Sunday of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Born on December 28, 1938 in New Orleans, Charles grew up on Valence Street and in the Calliope housing development. In the 1950s, he toured with bands that backed such rhythm & blues stars as Johnny Ace, Jimmy Reed and B.B. King. He enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and was stationed in Memphis. He also led his own jazz combos, which performed at Snug Harbor whenever he was in town. After the Neville Brothers called it quits in 2012, he continued to tour as a member of Aaron Neville’s solo band. He was onstage when Aaron made his French Quarter Festival debut in 2017. Charles performed with Dr. John's band during last year's Jazz Fest. Charles as part of the Neville Brothers wrote and performed the song “Let That Hammer Fall” in 1993’s Euro-western “Posse” starring Mario Van Peebles.
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Max Cisneros passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday August 28, 2018. Born Maximo Cisneros on June 8, 1927 he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), and had speaking parts in such movies, “Convoy” starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw, “Thomasina and Bushrod”, “Captain Vargas”, “The Take” and The Legend of the Lone Ranger”. He also worked as a location scout for the movies “My Name is Nobody”, David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and "Once Upon a Time in the West."
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*'''MASTERSON, Peter''' - 6/1/1934, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. - 12/18/2018, Kinderhook, New York, U.S.A.
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American actor, director Peter Masterson died at his home in Kinderhook, N.Y., after a fall on December 18, 2018.  The 84-year-old had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2004. Born in Houston, Texas on June 1, 1934, his acting credits included "That Championship Season," "The Poison Tree," "The Great White Hope," and "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" Broadway plays as well as a starring role as Walter Eberhart in "The Stepford Wives" and a supporting role in "The Exorcist" movies. He was best known for co-writing and co-directing "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" Broadway musical, for which he was nominated for two Tony Awards, and for directing "The Trip to Bountiful" film, adapted from his cousin Horton Foote's play. That movie earned actress Geraldine Page a Best Actress Academy Award. Masterson directed the 1989 Euro-western “Blood Red” starring Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper.
  
  

Latest revision as of 23:25, 11 January 2019

KÜLOWThis 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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FRESH GRAVES

  • MacGREGOR, Eduardo (Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor) - 3/10/19??, Spain - 12/16/2018, Mexico

The National Association of Interpreters (ANDI) informed through its social networks that the Spanish actor Eduardo MacGregor died on December 16, 2018. The actor developed his career in Mexico as a dubbing actor in productions such as Oz, El Poder , Carancho and El Álamo. He also ventured into films such as The Stone Book (1969), Christ 70 (1970), Blue Demon, Spies Destroyer (1968), The World of the Dead (1970) and The Jeremias (2015). This actor also worked with director Luis Buñuel , in Simón en el Desierto , in which Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix and Claudio Book also participated in 1965. MacGregor played Judge Thompson in 1995’s Euro-western “Sons of Trinity”.


  • RAKI, Laya (Brunhilde Marie Jons) - 7/27/1927, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - 12/21/2018, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

Laya Raki Randell-Wood passed away peacefully in the evening of December 21, 2018, in Hollywood, California. She was born Brunhilde Marie Jorns in Hamburg, Germany on July 27, 1927. Her mother left when Laya was only five years old. Her father remarried soon thereafter. He worked with the circus, where Laya learned acrobatics at a very young age, and performed in several circus acts. In her late teens, she partnered with fellow acrobat, Ricardo U. Partnerin, performing a 2-person dance/acrobatic act. From there, she learned ballet and other forms of dance. She developed a passion for dance, and was best known for her exotic dances. She performed throughout Europe and Italy in the 1940’s to 1950. She adopted the screen name, ‘Laya Raki’, at the suggestion of her manager. In 1954, she got a major part in the movie, ‘The Seekers’, (released in the U.S. as, 'Land of Fury’), as the exotic Moari dancer, alongside actor Jack Hawkins. It was shot in New Zealand, and was a big hit, bringing Laya into the spotlight. In 1955 Laya went to London to continue her acting career. Her roles in British films and TV productions made her an international star. She met and married actor Ron Randell in September 1957. They decided to move to the U.S. in the 1960’s, working between New York City and Los Angeles. Laya appeared in the popular TV series, ‘I Spy’, and other shows over the years in Los Angeles. Laya appeared as the gypsy girl alongside Randell in the Euro-western “Savage Pampas” 1966.


  • GIBBONS, Sandy (Sanford Gibbons) - 9/5/1933, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. - 12/29/2018, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

Sandy Gibbons, a popular Phoenix, Arizona actor and media personality for decades, died Saturday, December 29, 2018. He was 85. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 15, 1933 he was usually billed as Sanford Gibbons and was a successful actor, with 33 film and television credits including roles in “Tombstone,” “Tin Cup” and “Used Cars.” He never really stopped acting, playing a reporter in the 2018 film “Warning: No Trespassing.” As Sandy Gibbons he appeared as the horse dealer in the 1987 Terence Hill modern day Euro-western: “They Call Me Renegade”.


  • MARKS, Richard 11/10/1943, New York City, New York, U.S.A. - 12/31/2018, U.S.A.

Richard Marks, four-time Oscar-Nominated film editor, Died on December 31, 2018 at 75. Born on November 10, 1943, in New York City, Marks was nominated along with Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg and Lisa Fruchtman for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) — contracted for six months, he spent three years on that project, much of that time in the Philippines — and for the Brooks classics Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987) and As Good as It Gets (1997). He was sound editor on the 1971 Euro-western ‘Doc’ starring Stacy Keach and Faye Dunawway.


  • MARTINEZ, Patrice - 6/12/1963, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. - 12/25/2018, Burbank, California, U.S.A.

American film, TV actress died in Burbank, California on December 25, 2018. She was 55. Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 12, 1963 and will be remembered for her leading role in “The Three Amigos” (1986) as Carmen but most of all as Victoria Escalante on the 1990-1993 TV series “The New Zorro” starring Duncan Regehr. Patrice also appeared as Kish-Kao-Ko in 1998 German TV film Winnetous Rückkehr with Pierre Brice.


  • MONTEROS, Rosenda (Rosa Méndez Leza) - 8/31/1935, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico - 12/29/2019, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Mexican film, TV and theater actress Rosenda Monteros died in Mexico City on December 29, 2018. She was 83. Born Rosa Méndez Leza in Vera Cruz, Mexico on August 31, 1935. Known in Mexico mainly for her theater work, in 1990 she received the recognition of the Mexican Association of Theater Critics for the record of 263 theater performances, and in 2003 she won the Best Actress award in Classic Theater of the Golden Age. To the rest of the world she’ll be remembered for her role as the Mexican peasant girl, Petra in 1960’s “The Magnificent Seven”. She would go on to appear in 48 films and TV series. She appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Les Indiens” (TV) – 1966 as Wany; “Savage Pampas” – 1966 as Rucu and “My Friend Winnetou” (TV) – 1980 as Hehaka Win.


  • ECKEMYR, Agneta (Agneta Marie-Anne Eckemyr) - 7/2/1950, Karlsborg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden – 12/29/2018, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Swedish model, film actress and fashion designer Agneta Eckemyr died in her New York City apartment on December 29, 2018 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 68 years old. Born in Karlsborg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden on July 2, 1950. Initially a model, her looks took her into film and television roles. She was photographed by Life Magazine appearing opposite the five semi-finalist actors for the role of James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Shortly after appearing in the 1974 Disney family film production "The Island at the Top of the World," Eckemyr appeared on the front cover and within the October 1975 edition of Playboy magazine, as a Playboy Playmate. After retirement from being an actress, she turned her talents to clothing design. Her most recent designs are featured at Älskling (Swedish for Darling), on Columbus Avenue, New York City; a block from where she died in an apartment overlooking Central Park. Agneta appeared in two Euro-westerns: “And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars” – 1968 (the dead stagecoach passenger shown in the opening scene of the film), “Blindman” – 1971 (Pilar)


  • COOPER, Stan (Stelvio Rosi) - 8/1/1938, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 12/19/2018, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Italian film actor and video producer Stelvio Rosi died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 19, 2018. He was 80. Born in Rome, Italy on August 1, 1938, Rosi made his film debut as a child actor in 1942, in Ferdinando Maria Poggioli's “Yes, Madam”. He reprised his acting career in the early 1960s and was initially used almost exclusively in teen comedies and musicals. In 1968 he changed his image and his name and to Stan Cooper and was cast in the leading roles in a number of genre films, often adventure, war films and Spaghetti westerns. He worked several times with director José Luis Merino. In 1973 he retired from his acting career and moved to South America, where among other things he worked as a film and video producer in Rio de Janeiro. Rosi appeared in five Euro-westerns: “Paths of War” - 1969 (Lieutenant Martin/Morgan); “Another Dollar for the McGregors” – 1970 (Ross Steward) [as Stan Cooper]; “The Great Treasure Hunt” – 1972 (Sam Madison) [as Stan Cooper]; :Stay Away from Trinity When He Comes to Eldorado” – 1972 (Carter) [as Stan Cooper]; “You're Jinxed, Friend You've Met Sacramento” - 1972 (Hike) [as Stan Cooper]


  • RING, Børge - 2/17/1921, Ribe, Denmark - 12/27/2018, Overlangel, Holland

Beloved Danish animator, comic artist and musician Børge Ring has passed away in Overlangel, Holland on December 27, 2018. He was 97. Born in Ribe, Denmark on February 7, 1921, he was best known for directing the Oscar-winning short “Anna and Bella” (1984) and the Oscar-nominated “Oh My Darling” (1978), Ring also worked on an impressive list of animated features, such as “Heavy Metal”, “The Smurfs and the Magic Flute”, “We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story” and two Euro-western animated features “Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons” and “Asterix in America”


  • GIULIANI, Luigi - 7/18/1940, San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy - 12/21/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian actor and model Lugi Giuliani died in Rome, Italy on December 21st. He was 78. Born on July 18, 1940 in San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy, he appeared in fourteen films from 1961 to 1966 sometimes under the aliases of Jim Reed and Louis McJulian. He’s bet remember for his appearance with Sophia Loren in “Boccaccio ‘70”, After his film career ended he was employed by Giorgio Armani as a model and spokesperson. He appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Golden Sheriff” (1966) (Arizona Roy) using the alias Luis McJulian and “The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” 1966 (Sol Lester) using the alias Jim Reed.


  • PALNER, Henning - 7/18/1932, Helsingør, Denmark - 12/20/2018, Mindebog, Denmark

Danish theater, film, radio, TV actor Henning Palner died in Mindebog on December 20, 2018. He was 86. Palner participated in film successes such as "Komtessen" in 1961, "Vil du se min smukke navle" in 1978 and "Solkongen" in 2005. Also the television series "Huset på Christianshavn", "Gøngehøvdingen" and "Bryggeren". Most of his acting career revolved around the theater which began in 1956 when he was admitted to Royal Danish Theater School. Palner's distinct deep voice was by many in audiobooks. Where he has spoken in over 200 titles, as well as having toured the country with talks about his life on the boards. Palner was at one time married to actresses Yvonne Ingdal and Beatrice Palner. He appeared as Oscar Wilde in the 1965 television western ‘Wilde west’.


  • CISNEROS, Max (Maximo Cisneros) - 6/8/1927, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. - 8/28/2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Max Cisneros passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday August 28, 2018. Born Maximo Cisneros on June 8, 1927 he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), and had speaking parts in such movies, “Convoy” starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw, “Thomasina and Bushrod”, “Captain Vargas”, “The Take” and The Legend of the Lone Ranger”. He also worked as a location scout for the movies “My Name is Nobody”, David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and "Once Upon a Time in the West."


  • MASTERSON, Peter - 6/1/1934, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. - 12/18/2018, Kinderhook, New York, U.S.A.

American actor, director Peter Masterson died at his home in Kinderhook, N.Y., after a fall on December 18, 2018. The 84-year-old had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2004. Born in Houston, Texas on June 1, 1934, his acting credits included "That Championship Season," "The Poison Tree," "The Great White Hope," and "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" Broadway plays as well as a starring role as Walter Eberhart in "The Stepford Wives" and a supporting role in "The Exorcist" movies. He was best known for co-writing and co-directing "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" Broadway musical, for which he was nominated for two Tony Awards, and for directing "The Trip to Bountiful" film, adapted from his cousin Horton Foote's play. That movie earned actress Geraldine Page a Best Actress Academy Award. Masterson directed the 1989 Euro-western “Blood Red” starring Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper.


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