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=== FRESH GRAVES ===
 
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*'''TRISKA, Jan''' - 11/4/1936, Prague, Czechoslovakia - 9/25/2017, Prague, Czech Republic
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Czech actor Jan Triska, who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80. Triska was the narrator of the Czech animated western  “Úkryt cerného Billa” (The Hiding of Black Bill) 1965.
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*'''McCarty, Allen (Roy Allen McCarty''' - 1/22/1941, Pampa, Texas, U.S.A.
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Allen McCarty was a lifelong media professional, Born Roy Allen McCarty on January 22, 1941 in Pampa, Texas, he was on-air talent in both radio, television and films and a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, advertising agency owner, past Governor of American Advertising Federation District 7 and on camera host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over 20 years in Baton Rouge La. McCarty died in Walton County, Florida on September 16, 2017. He had a small part as an auction bidder in the 1983 Euro western television film ‘Lousiana’ starring Margot Kidder.
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*'''CASEY, Bernie''' - 6/8/1939, Wyco, West Virginia, U.S.A. - 9/19/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
 
*'''CASEY, Bernie''' - 6/8/1939, Wyco, West Virginia, U.S.A. - 9/19/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  
 
Actor Bernie Casey, who appeared in such films as Boxcar Bertha, Never Say Never Again and Revenge of the Nerds after a career as a standout NFL wide receiver, has died. He was 78. Born Bernard Terry Casey in Wyco, West Virginia on June 8, 1939 He played football at Bowling Green University and then professionally for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before becoming an actor Casey made his movie debut in the sequel Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), during the  Blaxploitation era starring in such films as “Black Chariot” (1971), “Black Gunn” (1972) and “Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde” (1976), and years later, he appeared in the genre parody “I'm Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988). He’s probably best remembered for two roles TV’s “Brian's Song” and the horror film “Gargoyles”.  
 
Actor Bernie Casey, who appeared in such films as Boxcar Bertha, Never Say Never Again and Revenge of the Nerds after a career as a standout NFL wide receiver, has died. He was 78. Born Bernard Terry Casey in Wyco, West Virginia on June 8, 1939 He played football at Bowling Green University and then professionally for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before becoming an actor Casey made his movie debut in the sequel Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), during the  Blaxploitation era starring in such films as “Black Chariot” (1971), “Black Gunn” (1972) and “Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde” (1976), and years later, he appeared in the genre parody “I'm Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988). He’s probably best remembered for two roles TV’s “Brian's Song” and the horror film “Gargoyles”.  
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*'''McCarty Allen (Roy Allen McCarty)''' - 1/22/1941, Pampa, Texas, U.S.A. - 9/16/2017, Walton County, Florida, U.S.A.
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Allen McCarty was a lifelong media professional, Born Roy Allen McCarty on January 22, 1941 in Pampa, Texas, he was on-air talent in both radio, television and films and a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, advertising agency owner, past Governor of American Advertising Federation District 7 and on camera host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over 20 years in Baton Rouge La. McCarty died in Walton County, Florida on September 16, 2017. He had a small part as an auction bidder in the 1983 Euro western television film ‘Lousiana’ starring Margot Kidder.
  
  
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The Weimar actor, director and author Hans Lucke is dead. According to today's press, the 90-year-old died in the night from Saturday to Sunday.  He said that he had "gone gently" after a long illness, says his wife, the musicologist Irina Lucke-Kaminiarz.  Lucke was born in Dresden in 1927.  After his dramatic studies, which had been interrupted by war and captivity, he had engagements in Görlitz and Dresden as well as at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.  After 1970, he worked as a freelance author and actor, from 1973 to 1977 he was a director at Rostock's Volkstheater, where he also wrote prose works and television shows, and appeared in numerous television shows and films. Lucke played Colonel Bowie in the 1974 Euro-western “Kit & Co.” based on the Jack London story and starring Dean Reed.  
 
The Weimar actor, director and author Hans Lucke is dead. According to today's press, the 90-year-old died in the night from Saturday to Sunday.  He said that he had "gone gently" after a long illness, says his wife, the musicologist Irina Lucke-Kaminiarz.  Lucke was born in Dresden in 1927.  After his dramatic studies, which had been interrupted by war and captivity, he had engagements in Görlitz and Dresden as well as at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.  After 1970, he worked as a freelance author and actor, from 1973 to 1977 he was a director at Rostock's Volkstheater, where he also wrote prose works and television shows, and appeared in numerous television shows and films. Lucke played Colonel Bowie in the 1974 Euro-western “Kit & Co.” based on the Jack London story and starring Dean Reed.  
 
 
*'''Milita, Mario''' - 6/26/1922, Cori, Latina, Italy - 8/22/2017, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
 
The legendary voice dubber Mario Milita died today August 22, 2017 at the age of 94.
 
He was born in Cori, Latina, Italy on June 26, 1923 and was known by TV fans as being the Italian voice of iconic animated characters such as Fred Flinstone,  Homer Simpson, and Holly and Benji's narrator. Milita was the Italian voice of Tunet Vila in 1965's "Return of Ringo", Steffen Zacharias in "Return of Sabata" and James Whitmore in 1972' “Chato’s Land” starring Charles Bronson.
 
  
  

Revision as of 14:38, 25 September 2017

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...

sorted by their last names:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z|}

FRESH GRAVES

  • TRISKA, Jan - 11/4/1936, Prague, Czechoslovakia - 9/25/2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Czech actor Jan Triska, who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80. Triska was the narrator of the Czech animated western “Úkryt cerného Billa” (The Hiding of Black Bill) 1965.


  • McCarty, Allen (Roy Allen McCarty - 1/22/1941, Pampa, Texas, U.S.A.

- 9/16/2017, Walton County, Florida, U.S.A

Allen McCarty was a lifelong media professional, Born Roy Allen McCarty on January 22, 1941 in Pampa, Texas, he was on-air talent in both radio, television and films and a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, advertising agency owner, past Governor of American Advertising Federation District 7 and on camera host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over 20 years in Baton Rouge La. McCarty died in Walton County, Florida on September 16, 2017. He had a small part as an auction bidder in the 1983 Euro western television film ‘Lousiana’ starring Margot Kidder.


  • CASEY, Bernie - 6/8/1939, Wyco, West Virginia, U.S.A. - 9/19/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Actor Bernie Casey, who appeared in such films as Boxcar Bertha, Never Say Never Again and Revenge of the Nerds after a career as a standout NFL wide receiver, has died. He was 78. Born Bernard Terry Casey in Wyco, West Virginia on June 8, 1939 He played football at Bowling Green University and then professionally for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before becoming an actor Casey made his movie debut in the sequel Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), during the Blaxploitation era starring in such films as “Black Chariot” (1971), “Black Gunn” (1972) and “Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde” (1976), and years later, he appeared in the genre parody “I'm Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988). He’s probably best remembered for two roles TV’s “Brian's Song” and the horror film “Gargoyles”.

  • McCarty Allen (Roy Allen McCarty) - 1/22/1941, Pampa, Texas, U.S.A. - 9/16/2017, Walton County, Florida, U.S.A.

Allen McCarty was a lifelong media professional, Born Roy Allen McCarty on January 22, 1941 in Pampa, Texas, he was on-air talent in both radio, television and films and a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, advertising agency owner, past Governor of American Advertising Federation District 7 and on camera host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over 20 years in Baton Rouge La. McCarty died in Walton County, Florida on September 16, 2017. He had a small part as an auction bidder in the 1983 Euro western television film ‘Lousiana’ starring Margot Kidder.


  • STANTON, Harry Dean - 7/14/1926, West Irvine, Kentucky, U.S.A. - 9/15/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Legendary, longtime western actor Harry Dean Stanton died in Los Angeles, California of natural causes on September 15th. He was 91. Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky on July 14, 1926. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he attended the University of Kentucky, studying journalism and radio, and performing in “Pygmalion.” He then pursued an interest in acting by heading to California to study at the Pasadena Playhouse. He made his small-screen debut in 1954 in an episode of the NBC show “Inner Sanctum.” In another early TV role, he was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in an episode of “Suspicion” called “Four O’Clock.” On the big screen, Stanton’s earliest, mostly uncredited work was in Westerns and war pics, debuting in 1957’s “Tomahawk Trail” and appearing in 1959 Gregory Peck-starrer “Pork Chop Hill.” (He also guested on many TV Westerns, including “The Rifleman,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “Bonanza,” and “Gunsmoke”). Stanton played the prison warden on the CBS prequel to their initial showing of “Fistful of Dollars” in 1977. The network feared objections from viewers because of the Man With No Name’ unscrupulous tactics so they filmed a short prequel showing the hero being let of jail and told by Warden Stanton that he would be granted a parole if he went south of the border and cleaned up San Miguel.

  • BORSATTI, Fernanda (Fernanda Borsatti da Fonseca) - 9/1/1931, Évora, Portugal - 9/14/2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese theater, film, TV actress Fernanda Borsatti died on September 14, 2017 in a hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. She just turned 86 on September 1st. Fernanda was born in Évora, Portugal on September 1, 1931 and worked for ten theatrical companies during her acting career. She also appeared in over 100 films and TV appearances from 1957-2011. She is the grandmother of actress Inês Borsatti. Fernanda appeared in only one Euro-western 1966’s “Deguello” as a Danger City woman using the alias Eve Neill.


  • ALFREDSON, Hans (Hans Folke Anderson) - 6/28/1931, Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden - 9/10/2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish entertainer Hans Folke Anderson died Sunday September 10, 2017 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm Sweden. He was 86. Alfredson was born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden on June 28, 1931, He was a comedian, filmmaker, writer, actor, dramatist, director and translator. Tage Danielsson he co-founded Svenska Ord Productions from 1961-1985. Alfredson was the father of Daniel, Tomas and Sofi Alfredson who all participated in the Swedish film industry. Hans appeared as Jonas Petter in 1971’s “The Emigrants and 1972’s “The New Land”


  • DUMONT, Francisco (Francisco Dumont Peña) - 1939, Tangiers, Morocco - 9/6/2017, Granada, Granada, Spain

RIP Francisco Dumont. Spanish voice dubber Francisco Dumont Peña died in Granada, Spain on September 6, 2017. As a 25 year-old radio announcer, in order to raise funds to benefit the nursey of Santa Escolástica in Granada, he talked non-stop for 25 hours and 15 minutes beating the Guinnes Book of Records time of 24 hours and 45 minutes. He would go on to be an actor and voice dubber of some note. He was the Spanish voice of Nino Marchetti in 1970’s “Reverend Colt”.


  • CZUKAY, Holger - 3/24/1938, Danzig, Germany - 9/5/2017, Weilerswist, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The legendary musician Holger Czukay of the band CAN was found dead September 5th in his Weilerswist home, a former cinema that is also the site of Can's fabled Inner Space Studio. As Cologne newspaper Express reports, construction workers laboring at the complex had not spotted him for a few days, and a neighbor eventually found him lifeless in his apartment. A surgeon was called to the apartment and declared Czukay's death, the cause of which has not been made public. His death follows the passing of his wife, Ursula, who died July 28th, her 55th birthday. Born in Danzig on March 24, 1938, he studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen in the '60s before starting Can alongside Irmin Schmidt in 1968. Holger along with CAN composed the soundtrack for 1970s “Deadlock”.


  • MOSCHIN, Gastone (Gastine Domenico Moschin) - 6/8/1929, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Veneto, Italy - 9/4/2017, Terni, Umbri, Italy

Italian actor of theater, stage and TV Gastone Moschin died today in Santa Maria di Terni Hopsital in Terni, Italy. He was 88. During his cinema career Moschin alternated between character roles and, more rarely, leading roles, such as in “Seven Times Seven” and “Caliber 9”. His most famous role is that of Rambaldo Melandri in the Amici miei film series (1975–1985). He won two Nastro d'Argento Awards for Best Supporting Actor, in 1967 for Pietro Germi's “The Birds, the Bees and the Italians” and in 1986 for Nanni Loy's “Amici miei – Atto III”. Moschin was also well known for the role of Don Fanucci in Francis Ford Coppola's “The Godfather Part II”. Gaston appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Face to Face” 1967 as a gunman and “Drop Them or I’ll Shoot” (1968) as Deputy Sheriff Gideon.


  • GUNTHER, Egon - 3/30/1927, Schneeberg, Saxon, Germany - 8/31/2017, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Film director and writer Egon Günther has died at 90 years of age. He died on Thursday August 31, 2017 in Potsdam after a long, communicated by the family. Günther was born in Schneeberg On March 30, 1927 in the Erzgebirge and was known in the GDR with films like "Lotte in Weimar" or "Der Dritte". After discussions with the GDR leadership he worked in the west from the end of the seventies. In addition to his film work, Günther also worked as a writer. He filmed his last book "The Bride" with Veronica Ferres in the title role (1999). Once again the film about Johann Wolfgang Goethe - this time around the relationship of the poet prince with the simple flower girl Christiane Vulpius, once beloved and later wife of Goethe. Egon was a screenwriter on the 1967 DEFA western “Chingachgook: The Great Snake” starring Gojko Mitic and appeared on screen as an actor in 1979’s “Blue Hawk playing the part of Archie.


  • LUCKE, Hans - 4/25/1927, Dresden, Saxony, Germany - 8/27/2017, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany

The Weimar actor, director and author Hans Lucke is dead. According to today's press, the 90-year-old died in the night from Saturday to Sunday. He said that he had "gone gently" after a long illness, says his wife, the musicologist Irina Lucke-Kaminiarz. Lucke was born in Dresden in 1927. After his dramatic studies, which had been interrupted by war and captivity, he had engagements in Görlitz and Dresden as well as at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. After 1970, he worked as a freelance author and actor, from 1973 to 1977 he was a director at Rostock's Volkstheater, where he also wrote prose works and television shows, and appeared in numerous television shows and films. Lucke played Colonel Bowie in the 1974 Euro-western “Kit & Co.” based on the Jack London story and starring Dean Reed.


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