Cemetery with crosses - legends lost but remembered
From The Spaghetti Western Database
Revision as of 02:22, 23 June 2018 by Tom B.
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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Austrian actress Maria Rohm passed away in Canada on June 18th. She was 72. Rohm started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre as a child actor from the age of 4 through 13. She continued her theatrical work until the age of 18 when she auditioned for British film producer, Harry Alan Towers, whom she would later marry. Working with Towers she became famous for appearing in a number of films directed by Jesús Franco in the late 1960s. She remained married to film producer Harry Alan Towers from 1964 until his death in 2009. She retired from acting since 1976, and continued to produce independent films. Rohm appeared as Mercedes in the 1972 Euro-western “Call of the Wild” starring Charlton Heston.
Hungarian actor Béla Paudits 68, was transported to the hospital last Friday after having a stroke in his home. His caretaker informed the Story magazine of his death. Paudits was born on 19 August 1949 in Budapest. Between 1968 and 1972 he studied at the College of Theater and Film, and in 1986 he completed the College of Catering. From 1972 to 1974, Attila József Theater, from 1974 to 1983, member of the Madách Theater; Between 1983and 1985, and since 1997 he was freelancer. Between 1993 and 1997 he lived in Toronto. In 1993 he was awarded the Mari Jászai Prize. Béla appeared in only one Euro-western the 1980 Hungarian TV film “Hol colt, hol nem colt” (Singing Colts) as a cowboy.
Stanislav Govorukhin an actor, celebrated film director, screenwriter and political figure, died on June 14, 2018 in Barvkha, Moscow, Russia after a long illness, as reported in Russian media. He was 82 years old. At the time of his death he was a deputy in the State Duma from the United Russia Party. Born in Berezniki, Russia on March 29, 1936 Stanislav directed and wrote the screenplay for the Russian TV film “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” (1981) and directed the 2001 film “Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer”.
Françoise Bonnot a French film editor died in Paris, France on June 9, 2018. Born on August 17, 1939 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France, she began her career working with a fellow film editor, her mother Monique Bonnot, on several productions by Henri Verneuil, who she later married. Though initially known for her work in France she later moved abroad, working with directors such as Julie Taymor (Titus), Michael Cimino (The Sicilian) and Ridley Scott (1492: Conquest of Paradise). Françoise was a film editor on the Euro-western “Guns for San Sebastian” (1968).
Veteran French Canadian actor Gabriel Gascon died on May 30, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 91. Born in Montreal on January 8, 1927 and was known mainly for his theater work but he also appeared in films and on TV. He was the brother of comedian Jean Gascon. He began his career in 1951 and from 1965 to 1980, he lived in France, where he multiplied the roles in the theater and in front of the camera. Gascon appeared in the Euro-western TV mini-series “The Leatherstocking Tales” (1969) as Doctor Battius.
Italian composer, conductor and music arranger Pippo Carusso died on May 28, 2018. He w 82 years-old. Born in Belpasso, Catania, Italy, Caruso linked his professional success to the television presenter Pippo Baudo, who had been a university fellow and that Caruso was regularly flanked as conductor in his TV programs starting from Canzonissima 1973. Caruso composed several successful songs, including Mita Medici's "A ruota libera" and Lorella Cuccarini/Alessandra Martines' "L'amore è", and, starting from sixties, Caruso also signed several film soundtracks, such as “Kill Johnny Ringo” and “Maladolescenza”.
Italian actor, voice dubber and director Sergio Graziani died May 25th in Rome. He was 87. Graziani was born on November 10, 1930 in Udine, Italy and was active as an actor and dubber since the 1950's. He’s best remembered as the Italian voice of Donald Sutherland, Peter O’Toole, Gianni Garko, Terence Hill and Klaus Kinski. His first western dubbing was as the Italian voice of Benito Stefanelli and Aldo Sambrell in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964). He was Terence Hill’s Italian voice in “God Forgives... I Don’t (1967), “Ace High” (1968), “Boot Hill” (1969), and “Trinity Sees Red” (1970). He was also the Italian voice of James Mason in “Bad’s Man River” (1971), George Hilton’s in “The Brute and the Beast” (1966), “Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin” (1970) “A Man Called Invincible” (1973), “The Crazy Bunch” (1974) and Gianni Garko in “$1,000 on the Black” (1966), “$10,000 for a Massacre” (1967), “Have a Good Funeral” (1970), “Light The Fuse… Sartana is Coming” (1970). Sergio was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Grand Prix International Dubbing convention in 2008.