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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...
  
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 ===
 
=== FRESH GRAVES ===
  
*'''PARASHELES, Peter''' - 8/2/1927, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. - 7/31/2019, West Palm  Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
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*'''THOMAS, Peter - 12/1/1925, Breslau, Silesia, Germany - 6/17/2020, Lugano, Switzerland
 
 
Film editor Peter Parasheles died in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 31, 2019. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 2, 1927 he worked with Orson Welles filming Chimes at Midnight in Spain during the Franco years and while living there was the film editor on the Euro-western “Custer of the West” starring Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan and Ty Hardin.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''CARILLO, Luis (Luis Martin Carillo)''' - 19??, Spain - 9/12/2019, Spain
 
 
 
Veteran Spanish voice actor and dubber Luis Martín Carrillo died on September 12, 2019 in Spain. He was an actor and actor of Spanish dubber and director. He was the usual voice in Spain of Spencer Tracy, Michael Caine, Peter Falk and Jean-Paul Belmondo. He participated in the dubbing of the Colombo, Team A, Charlie's Angels and Xena La Princesa Guerrera TV series.
 
 
 
He also participated in the dubbing of the classic series of Saint Seiya, The Knights of the Zodiac in Spanish. He made his debut in Episode 54 by voicing Agora de Loto.
 
 
 
He was the Spanish voice of Virgilio Teixeira in 1966s “Return of the 7”; James Mitchum in 1967s “The Tramplers”; Jack Taylor in 1968s “The Christmas Kid”; Tatsuya Nakadai in 1968s
 
“Today We Kill… Tomorrow We Die”; Burt Reynolds in 1969’s “100 Rifles”; Peter Lee Lawrence in 1970s “Sabata the Killer”; Al Lettieri in 1970s “A Town Called Hell”; Pierre Brice in 1970s “Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in the Valley of Death”; George Eastman in 1972s “Call of the Wild”; Peter Lee Lawrence again in 1972s “Garringo”; Raimund Harmstorf in 1973s “White Fang”; Guy Rolfe in 1974s “Land Raiders”; Leo Anchoriz in 1974s “The 3 Musketeers of the West”, “Spaghetti Western” and “What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution”; Julian Ugarte in 1976s “The Stranger and the Gunfighter”; Chris Avram in 1977s “California”; the Spanish voice of Joe Dalton in the 1983 animated TV series “Lucky Luke” and Michael Tylo in 1990s  TV Series “New Adventures of Zorro”. 
 
 
 
 
 
*'''VALORI, Alessandro''' - 1965, Macerata, Marche, Italy - 9/9/2019, Recanati, Marche, Italy
 
 
 
Italian director Alessandro Valori died in a Recanati, Italy restaurant of a heart attack on September 9. He was 54. Valori was born in Macerata, Marche, Italy in 1965 and directed the Euro-western short B.B.K. (Baby Bounty Killer) in 1996.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''GAROFALO, Franco''' - 4/18/1946, Naples, Campania, Italy – 8/22/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
  
Italian director, writer, actor Franco Garofalo died in Rome, Italy on August 22, 2019. He was 73 years-old. Sometimes billed as Frank Kramer (not the director by the same name who is Gianfranco Parolini) he was born in Naples, Italy on April 18, 1946. He made his film debut in “Il sesso della Strega” (Sex of the Witch) in 1973. In 1974 appeared in American director Steve Carver’s “The Arena”. Garofalo was also known for his roles in “Hell of the Living Dead” (1980), and “Schizofrenia di un attore” (2002). Franco appeared in only one Euro-western “They Call Him Veritas” (1972) as Misery starring Mark Damon.  
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Film composer Peter Thomas died in Lugano, Switzerland on May 17, 2020, he was 94. He was the composer for such legendary series as "Raumpatrouille", "Derrick" and "Der Alte" as well as numerous works for films like "Der Hexer", "Der Zinker" and "Der eheimliche Mönch" or "Onkel Toms Hütte", "Thunder at the Border” and “ Steiner - The Iron Cross ”, to name but a few. He became one of the busiest composers in Germany in the 1960s. He also contributed soundtracks to several catalog films on the film label Darling Berlin of UCM.ONE by director Will Tremper ("The Endless Night", "Playgirl" and "Escape to Berlin").
  
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He also created the film music for the horror classic " Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel" by Harald Reinl, which will be released in a remastered deluxe edition at M-Square Classics later this year. He worked tirelessly to the end - together with Walter Potganski (moviemax, Munich) - to reconstruct the previously unpublished soundtrack for a first release in this collector's edition. Thomas’ Euro-western compositions include ‘The Last Tomahawk” (1964); ‘Thunder at the Border” 1966; ‘My Friend Winnetou” (TV 1979).
  
*'''VIRTANEN, Jukka (Jukka Jalmari Virtanen)''' - 7/25/1933, Jämsänkoski, Finland - 9/1/2019, Helsinki, Finland
 
  
Over the decades, Jukka Virtanen, 86, who has become known to Finnish television viewers for several television shows  , died on Sunday September 1 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Virtanen had an extraordinary career in Finnish television, films and theater. Born on July 25, 1933 in Jämsänkoski, Finland, Virtanen is remembered for example as a presenter, actor, screenwriter, director and songwriter. Virtanen was also one of the founding members of the New Happy Theater. Many also remember him as the presenter of the legendary Record Board. A good friend of Spede Pasanen he worked with him on several films and appeared as Juoppo in 1970’ “Speedy Gonzales”. Jukka also was a writer on the 1970 TV western film “Häjyt, rennot ja rumat”.
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*'''PICCOLI, Michel (Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli) - 12/27/1925, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/12/2020, Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle, Normandy, France
  
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Veteran French actor Michel Piccoli, renowned for a string of celebrated performances for directors such as Luis Bunuel, Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, died may 12, 2020 in France, he was 94. Piccoli’s acting career stretched back to the 1940s, but he began his association with major directors in Jean Renoir’s French Cancan in 1955. He was first cast by Bunuel a year later in Death in the Garden, where he played a priest; he would go on to act in a further six Bunuel films, including Diary of a Chambermaid, Belle de Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. However, the high point of his 1960s work was arguably Godard’s Contempt, in which he played opposite Brigitte Bardot as the scriptwriter hired to work on an adaptation of The Odyssey. n subsequent decades, Piccoli became a stalwart of French art films, appearing in Death in a French Garden (1985), Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang (1986) and Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (1991). In 2011 he played the reluctant pope in Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, and one of his final appearances was in another Carax film, Holy Motors in 2012. Piccoli was married three times: first to Eléonore Hirt, then to singer Juliette Gréco (until 1977), and to Ludivine Clerc, who survives him. Piccoli appeared in the French Euro-westerns: “Terreur en Oklahoma” (1951)  as Tommy Goudchote; “Don’t Touch the White Woman!” (1973) as Buffalo Bill and “Far West”  (1973) as the Indian chief.
  
*'''THOST, Bruno (Bruno Thost Grinley)''' - 4/23/1936, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany -  8/28/2019, Vienna, Austria
 
  
German actor Bruno Thost died in Vienn, Austria on August 28, 2019. He was 83.  After graduation, he began his studies in Stuttgart, as mechanical and aircraft engineer, but he stopped off in favor of studying acting, after he had already worked at the Württemberg State Theater as porter, super, stage manager, chorus in the extra chorus and voice roll. In 1963 he passed his final exams and played his first role as Will Parker 1964 on the open-air stage in Wiesmoor near Cuxhaven. Since then he played many roles Karl May . In Wiesmoor he also had the direction in 1965, in Bad Segeberg he supported the now dedicated director Toni Graschberger in his work and worked with him passages of the textbooks to Winnetou ( 1971 ) and In the Gorges of the Balkans ( 1972 ).
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*'''ERICSON, John (Joseph Alexander Ottokar Meibes)''' - 9/25/1926, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - 5/3/2020, U.S.A. Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
  
From 1970 until his retirement in 2001, he was a member of the permanent ensemble at the Vienna Burgtheater. In Seelbach (Ortenaukreis), where he grew up in part, Bruno Thost and his daughter Katja Thost-Hauser encouraged the open-air games that took place there for the first time in 2004. Both father and daughter took over both direction and roles. In the summer of 2017, Bruno Thost undertook an unusual return to Karl May: in the three performances marking the 30th anniversary of the Karl May stage Gföhl , he once again assumed the role of Santer.
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German born American actor John Ericson died of pneumonia in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born Joseph Meibes on Sept. 25, 1926, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ericson studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in the same class as Grace Kelly, Jack Palance and Don Rickles. Ericson appeared on Broadway in the original production 1951 of Stalag 17, directed by José Ferrer, and he made his film debut in Teresa (1951), directed by Fred Zinnemann. Three years later, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in Rhapsody (1954). Ericson played "Man Friday" Sam Bolt opposite Francis' private eye title character and a pet ocelot named Bruce on ABC's Honey West. John appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Vengeance of Pancho Villa” (1966) as Don Diego Alvarado/Diego Owens/Django and “Heads or Tails” (1968) as Will Hunter/Bill Abilene/William Huston/Black Talisman.
  
  
*'''KRAUSS, Helmut''' - 6/11/1941, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany - 8/26/2019, Gaslar, Niedersachsen, Germany
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*'''MATASSI, Goffredo''' 11/8/1933, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 4/28/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
  
Film, TV and voice actor died in Goslar, Germany on August 26, 2019  He was                                                                                    78. Kraus was also been heard in radio plays, audiobooks and computer games and has appeared as a reciter and cabaret artist. He has a well-known television role as neighbor Hermann Paschulke since 1981 in the television series Dandelion. Krauss took over the narrator role from 2000 to 2003 at the Karl May Play at Bad Segeberg. Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany on June 11, 1941, in 2005 Krauss played the role of the host Don Geronimo in the play Winnetou and the Secret of the Felsenburg, in which he also told the story. Since the 2014 season, he had been working as a narrator at the Freilichtbühne in Burgrieden, where he now accompanies the pieces directed by Karl May with his distinctive voice.
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Italian actor Goffredo Matassi died today in Rome. During his career he had voiced Morgan Freeman's caliber actors in "The Ruthless", Paul Brooke in "Bridget Jones Diary", Donnelly Rhodes in "Tron Legacy" and David Bradley in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Gifts of Death Part II". On TV Eddie Jones as Jones as Jonathan Kent in the first season of "Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman" and Peter Vaughan in those of Master Aemon in "The Thrones". He was the voice of Droopy in the series "Droopy Chief Detective" and Amphitrion in the Disney movie "Hercules". Among his latest works were the dubbing of Dr. Teeth in "The Muppet" and "Muppets 2-Wanted". Matassi was also a film actor and appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Hills Run Red” (1966) as a croupier and “Pray and Kill” (1967) as a gambler.
  
  
*'''DELLE PIANE, Carlo''' 2/2/1936, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 8/23/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''MELLIES, Otto''' - 1/19/1931, Schlawe, Pomerania - 4/27/2020, Germany
  
Italian film actor Carlo Delle Piane died in Rome on August 23, 2019. He was 83. He was born in Rome on February 2, 1936 and made his film debut at the age of twelve in Duilio Coletti's “Heart and Soul”; he starred in the stereotypal role of an arrogant but basically kind-hearted boy for a large number of films until mid-fifties. The turning point of his career was an encounter with Pupi Avati, with whom Delle Piane experienced more significant and varied roles, going from comic surreal performances to melancholic and even dramatic shades. He appeared in more than 100 films winning the Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor for his performance in “Una gita scolastica”. For his role in “Regalo di Natale” (1986) he won the Volpi Cup at the 43rd Venice International Film Festival. Delle Piane appeared in only one Euro-western, 1971’s “Judge Roy Bean” starring Robert Hossein.
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Theater, film, radio, TV actor and voice dubber Otto Mellies died on Monday April 27, 2020. He was 89. Born in Schlawe in Pomerania on January 19, 1931. His mother, older sister and their children died shortly before the end of the war. His father was still a soldier at that time. His brother Eberhard, who later also worked as an actor, was drafted in the war, so that Mellies was on his own when he was 14 and worked as a groom for Russian soldiers. After attending school interrupted by the turmoil of the Second World War, Mellies applied to the Schwerin Theater at the age of 16 and received from the well-known actress. In 1956 the director Wolfgang Langhoff brought him to the German Theater in Berlin, where he had been a member of the ensemble for 50 years. His leading role was Nathan in Lessing's “Nathan the Wise” – he played this role a total of 325 times and wrote stage history with it. . “For me, theater was the mother of art. I did everything else, film, television, radio, on the side. But I enjoyed everything.” He was known to German Spaghetti Western fans as the German voice of Alberto Farnese in the 1985 western “White Apache” starring Sebastian Harrison.
  
  
  
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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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FRESH GRAVES

  • THOMAS, Peter - 12/1/1925, Breslau, Silesia, Germany - 6/17/2020, Lugano, Switzerland

Film composer Peter Thomas died in Lugano, Switzerland on May 17, 2020, he was 94. He was the composer for such legendary series as "Raumpatrouille", "Derrick" and "Der Alte" as well as numerous works for films like "Der Hexer", "Der Zinker" and "Der eheimliche Mönch" or "Onkel Toms Hütte", "Thunder at the Border” and “ Steiner - The Iron Cross ”, to name but a few. He became one of the busiest composers in Germany in the 1960s. He also contributed soundtracks to several catalog films on the film label Darling Berlin of UCM.ONE by director Will Tremper ("The Endless Night", "Playgirl" and "Escape to Berlin").

He also created the film music for the horror classic " Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel" by Harald Reinl, which will be released in a remastered deluxe edition at M-Square Classics later this year. He worked tirelessly to the end - together with Walter Potganski (moviemax, Munich) - to reconstruct the previously unpublished soundtrack for a first release in this collector's edition. Thomas’ Euro-western compositions include ‘The Last Tomahawk” (1964); ‘Thunder at the Border” 1966; ‘My Friend Winnetou” (TV 1979).


  • PICCOLI, Michel (Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli) - 12/27/1925, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/12/2020, Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle, Normandy, France

Veteran French actor Michel Piccoli, renowned for a string of celebrated performances for directors such as Luis Bunuel, Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, died may 12, 2020 in France, he was 94. Piccoli’s acting career stretched back to the 1940s, but he began his association with major directors in Jean Renoir’s French Cancan in 1955. He was first cast by Bunuel a year later in Death in the Garden, where he played a priest; he would go on to act in a further six Bunuel films, including Diary of a Chambermaid, Belle de Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. However, the high point of his 1960s work was arguably Godard’s Contempt, in which he played opposite Brigitte Bardot as the scriptwriter hired to work on an adaptation of The Odyssey. n subsequent decades, Piccoli became a stalwart of French art films, appearing in Death in a French Garden (1985), Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang (1986) and Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (1991). In 2011 he played the reluctant pope in Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, and one of his final appearances was in another Carax film, Holy Motors in 2012. Piccoli was married three times: first to Eléonore Hirt, then to singer Juliette Gréco (until 1977), and to Ludivine Clerc, who survives him. Piccoli appeared in the French Euro-westerns: “Terreur en Oklahoma” (1951) as Tommy Goudchote; “Don’t Touch the White Woman!” (1973) as Buffalo Bill and “Far West” (1973) as the Indian chief.


  • ERICSON, John (Joseph Alexander Ottokar Meibes) - 9/25/1926, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - 5/3/2020, U.S.A. Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

German born American actor John Ericson died of pneumonia in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born Joseph Meibes on Sept. 25, 1926, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ericson studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in the same class as Grace Kelly, Jack Palance and Don Rickles. Ericson appeared on Broadway in the original production 1951 of Stalag 17, directed by José Ferrer, and he made his film debut in Teresa (1951), directed by Fred Zinnemann. Three years later, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in Rhapsody (1954). Ericson played "Man Friday" Sam Bolt opposite Francis' private eye title character and a pet ocelot named Bruce on ABC's Honey West. John appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Vengeance of Pancho Villa” (1966) as Don Diego Alvarado/Diego Owens/Django and “Heads or Tails” (1968) as Will Hunter/Bill Abilene/William Huston/Black Talisman.


  • MATASSI, Goffredo 11/8/1933, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 4/28/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian actor Goffredo Matassi died today in Rome. During his career he had voiced Morgan Freeman's caliber actors in "The Ruthless", Paul Brooke in "Bridget Jones Diary", Donnelly Rhodes in "Tron Legacy" and David Bradley in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Gifts of Death Part II". On TV Eddie Jones as Jones as Jonathan Kent in the first season of "Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman" and Peter Vaughan in those of Master Aemon in "The Thrones". He was the voice of Droopy in the series "Droopy Chief Detective" and Amphitrion in the Disney movie "Hercules". Among his latest works were the dubbing of Dr. Teeth in "The Muppet" and "Muppets 2-Wanted". Matassi was also a film actor and appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Hills Run Red” (1966) as a croupier and “Pray and Kill” (1967) as a gambler.


  • MELLIES, Otto - 1/19/1931, Schlawe, Pomerania - 4/27/2020, Germany

Theater, film, radio, TV actor and voice dubber Otto Mellies died on Monday April 27, 2020. He was 89. Born in Schlawe in Pomerania on January 19, 1931. His mother, older sister and their children died shortly before the end of the war. His father was still a soldier at that time. His brother Eberhard, who later also worked as an actor, was drafted in the war, so that Mellies was on his own when he was 14 and worked as a groom for Russian soldiers. After attending school interrupted by the turmoil of the Second World War, Mellies applied to the Schwerin Theater at the age of 16 and received from the well-known actress. In 1956 the director Wolfgang Langhoff brought him to the German Theater in Berlin, where he had been a member of the ensemble for 50 years. His leading role was Nathan in Lessing's “Nathan the Wise” – he played this role a total of 325 times and wrote stage history with it. . “For me, theater was the mother of art. I did everything else, film, television, radio, on the side. But I enjoyed everything.” He was known to German Spaghetti Western fans as the German voice of Alberto Farnese in the 1985 western “White Apache” starring Sebastian Harrison.

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