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*''' VALERI, Valeria (Valeia Tulli)''' - 12/8/1921, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 6/10/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Italian actress of stage, film, TV and voice dubber, Valeria Valeri died in Rome, Italy at the age of 97. The actress was born in Rome on December 8,1921 as Valeria Tulli, she had never stopped working. Along with her theatrical and television career, she also participates in some cinematographic participations, while her career as a voice actress was also very important. She lent her voice to Julie Andrew, Natalie Wood and Anne Bancroft. She was a longtime companion of actor Enrico Maria Salerno from which they had a daughter, actress Chiara Salerno. Valeri was the Italian voice of Emma Valloni in 1965’ “The Tramplers” and Marianna Hill in “El Condor” (1969).
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*'''KUZNETSOV, Alexander (Alexander Konstantinovich Kuznetsov)''' - 12/2/1959, Petrovka, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/6/2019, U.S.A.
 
*'''KUZNETSOV, Alexander (Alexander Konstantinovich Kuznetsov)''' - 12/2/1959, Petrovka, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/6/2019, U.S.A.
  

Revision as of 14:37, 11 June 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...

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

  • VALERI, Valeria (Valeia Tulli) - 12/8/1921, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 6/10/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian actress of stage, film, TV and voice dubber, Valeria Valeri died in Rome, Italy at the age of 97. The actress was born in Rome on December 8,1921 as Valeria Tulli, she had never stopped working. Along with her theatrical and television career, she also participates in some cinematographic participations, while her career as a voice actress was also very important. She lent her voice to Julie Andrew, Natalie Wood and Anne Bancroft. She was a longtime companion of actor Enrico Maria Salerno from which they had a daughter, actress Chiara Salerno. Valeri was the Italian voice of Emma Valloni in 1965’ “The Tramplers” and Marianna Hill in “El Condor” (1969).

  • KUZNETSOV, Alexander (Alexander Konstantinovich Kuznetsov) - 12/2/1959, Petrovka, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/6/2019, U.S.A.

Russian, American actor Alexander Kuznetsov died on June 6, 2019. He was 59. Kuznetsov was born in the USSR in Petrovka, a small village in Primorsky Krai on the Sea of Japan on December 2, 1959. He graduated from Schukin Theatrical College. Alexander Kuznetsov made his first appearance in a movie in 1983. He starred in many Russian movies and TV series. His most known role is Jack Vosmyorkin in Jack Vosmyorkin, The American. Kuznetsov was a key member of the Malaya Bronaya Theater (1985–1989). The actor is working in Russia as well as in United States. He has had television appearances as Nikolai Kossoff in NYPD Blue, as Victor in Crossing Jordan, as Capt. Alex Volkonov in JAG, as Kazimir Shcherbakov in Alias. His most recent performance was the character Ostroff on the thriller series, 24.In 2000 he starred opposite Dolph Lundgren in Agent Red. He appeared as Stine in the Euro-western TV series “The Alaska Kid” in 1993.


  • MIR, Jaume (Jaume Mir Farri) - 11/22/1928, Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain - 5/29/2019, Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain

A winner of the medal of honor of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), Jaume Mir died in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain on May 29, 2019. He was 90. Born in Barcelona on November 22, 1928, Mir had one of his last public appearances two years ago, in the Orbea store in Barcelona, on the occasion of the presentation of the book 'Secondary luxury, a life between champions' , which rigorously gathers a very fascinating life of a man who as an auxiliary covered 26 editions of the Tour de France or 51 of the Tour of Spain and who came to work as an actor in some 130 films, along with actors such as Clint Eastwood, with whom he shared scenes in 'The Good, the Ugly and the Bad', hence it was known as 'Taxi Key'.


  • JANDOLO, Flaminia (Flaminia Iandola) - 2/11/1930, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 5/22/2019, Italy

Italian actress and voice dubber Flamina Jandolo died in Italy on May 22, 2019. She was 89. Born Flaminia Iandolo on February 11, 1930 in Rome, she was the daughter of writer Rina De Felici, Jandolo began her career in the early 1950s in Rai's radio prose, before going into voice acting and dubbing. Among the several actresses she dubbed, were Brigitte Bardot, Jean Simmons, Joan Plowright, Joanne Woodward, Maggie Smith and Debbie Reynolds. Jandolo was also very active in dubbing many animated characters, including Lady in Lady and the Tramp, the fairy Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Perdita in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Mrs. Brisby in The Secret of NIMH. Jandolo was married to dialogue adapter Alberto Piferi, from whom she divorced and from whom she had her children Leonardo and Susanna, who were also dialogue adapters, and Caterina, who is a dubbing assistant. She was the Italian voice of Brigitte Bardot in 1965’s “Viva Maria!”; Soledad Miranda in 1966’s “Sugar Colt”; Rosanna Rovere in 1969’s “Sabata” and Iris Berben in 1970’ “Companeros!”


  • HATET, Pierre (Pierre Marius Alfred Hatet) - 4/20/1930, Auffay, Seine Inferecure, France - 5/24/2019, Paris, Île-de-France, France

French actor and voice dubber Pierre Hatet died in Paris, France on May 24, 2019. He was 89. Born Pierre Marius Alfred Hatet in Auffay, Seine Inferecure, France n April 20, 1930, He found fame in 1985 by superimposing his voice on the face of American actor then unknown in France, in a film that few people had expected success: "Back to the Future ". He became thee voice of Christopher Lloyd even though he also voice such big names as lent his voice to Tom Selleck, Donald Sutherland, James Corburn, Clint Eastwood and Kris Kristofferson, among many others. Hatet was also the voice of the Joker in the animated ‘Batman’ cartoon series. He appeared in only one Euro-western as Frank Rogers in “Cemetery Without Crosses” in 1969.


  • SMERCZAK, Ron (Ronald Smerczak) - 3/7/1949, Blackpool, England, U.K. - 5/13/2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

Veteran, British-born South African actor Ron Smerczak has died from a heart attack on May 12, 2019. He was 69. Born in Blackpool, England on March 7, 1949, Ron Smerczak's decades-long career on South African television ranged from roles in SABC productions like Shaka Zulu, John Ross, Generations and Isidingo, e.tv's Rhythm City, to kykNET's (DStv 144) Villa Rosa, Jongo on BET (DStv 129) and many more. He also appeared in international series filmed in South Africa and Cape Town like Warrior and Strike Back on M-Net (Dstv 101), and Black Sails that was shown on History (DStv 186). Ron appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Trigger Fast” 1994 as (Sergeant Tring) and “Hooded Angels” 2002 (as Packer).


  • BONESCHI, Giampiero 1/31/1927, Milan, Lombardy, Italy - 5/12/2019, Segrate, Lombardy, Italy

Italian composer, arranger, keyboardist, conductor and producer Giampiero Boneschi died in Segrate, Lombardy Itay on May 12, 2019. He was 92. Boneschi was born on January 31, 1927 in Milan, Italy. He’s probably best known for his early ventures in electronic music, being one of the first Italian artists who started using synthesizers in the early 1970's. He was married to singer Nuccia Bongiovanni and had two daughters Danila and Mila. After Nuccia died in 1970 he married writer producer Fatma Ruffini and had another daughter author Valentina Boneschi. Giampiero composed the score for one animated Euro-western; 1964’s “West and Soda”.


  • TERRON, José (José Terrón Peñaranda) - 7/5/1939, Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 5/12/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

José Terrón hijo son of José Terrón Peñaranda, who we called ‘Shorty” for many years until we found out his identity posted the following on Facebook on Sunday May 12, 2019; “Quiero que sepas que alli donde estes siempre me has demostrado que eras un luchador nunca mejor dicho siempre has sido un referente en tu profesion pero sobre todo como padre luchando por la vida eres y seras un ejemplo para mi

Te quiero papa JOSE TERRON PEÑARANDA alli donde estes❤” along with two photos of his father.

Translated it says; “I want you to know that wherever you are you have always shown me that you were a fighter never better said you have always been a reference in your profession but especially as a father fighting for life you are and you will be an example for me

I love you dad jose terron peñaranda wherever you are ❤”

I interpret this as a posting of his father’s passing. He has not mentioned that his father was ill or had been suffering from some incapacitation so this comes as a surprise and shock.

José Terrón Peñaranda was born in Madrid, Spain on July 5, 1939 and would have been 80 years old this coming birthday. He along with his brothers Pedro Terrón (Pedro Terrón Peñaranda), Ángel Terrón (Ángel Terrón Peñaranda), Víctor Terrón (Victor Terrón Peñaranda) formed a stunt riding team that performed in circus and shows throughout Spain in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Most of us became aware of his presence when he portrayed Guy Callaway in 1965’s “For A Few Dollars More” when he was shot down in the street by bounty hunter Colonel Douglas Mortimer. His face left an indelible mark in our minds and when many of the Euro-westerns became available to us in the U.S.A. via video, TV and later DVD we began to seek out who this character was as he usually went uncredited. We noticed he was in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” playing Shorty Larson and therefore we called him shorty. We found other western he appeared in such as “Django” (1965) as Ringo, “God Forgives… I Don’t” as ‘Flatface’, “The Man from Nowhere” 1966 (as a Gordo Watch henchman. He often played several parts as in “White Comanche” 1968 as a Comanche and a townsman and again in Shalako also 1968 as a soldier and an Apache. Along with his role as Shorty Larson in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly you can spot him as a Confederate spy tied to the front of a locomotive. His last credited role was as a member of “The Wild Bunch” and a stuntman (riding the white horse) in “My Name is Nobody”. A truly memorable character actor and one most of us  will always remember has left us but his work and talent will always be remembered in the films and stunt work he’s left on film. “Sorry Shorty”, RIP.  


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