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*'''DRAGO, Billy (William Eugene Burrows Jr.)''' - 11/30/1945, Hugoton, Kansas, U.S.A. - 6/24/2019, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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Billy Drago, a character actor whose best-known roles were as Hollywood villains, has died. He passed on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, according to his publicity firm. No cause of death was given. Born William Eugene Burrows Jr., in Hugoton, Kansas on November 30, 1945. Drago appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. His most well-known roles were as hitman Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma’s 1987 film “The Untouchables” and as John Bly in “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.”. The versatile character actor whose career spanned four decades, Drago worked with Clint Eastwood, Michael Jackson, Chuck Norris and Takashi Miike, among others. His diverse roles spanned action, comedy and horror films, television series, and music videos. Drago appeared in two Euro-western TV films: “Copperhead” in 2008 as Jesse Evans and “Ghost Town” 2009 as Reb Holland.
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*'''MARSHALL, Bryan''' -  5/19/1938, Battersea, London, England, U.K. - 6/25/2018, Rende, Calabria, Italy
 
*'''MARSHALL, Bryan''' -  5/19/1938, Battersea, London, England, U.K. - 6/25/2018, Rende, Calabria, Italy

Revision as of 00:33, 27 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...

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FRESH GRAVES

  • DRAGO, Billy (William Eugene Burrows Jr.) - 11/30/1945, Hugoton, Kansas, U.S.A. - 6/24/2019, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Billy Drago, a character actor whose best-known roles were as Hollywood villains, has died. He passed on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, according to his publicity firm. No cause of death was given. Born William Eugene Burrows Jr., in Hugoton, Kansas on November 30, 1945. Drago appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. His most well-known roles were as hitman Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma’s 1987 film “The Untouchables” and as John Bly in “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.”. The versatile character actor whose career spanned four decades, Drago worked with Clint Eastwood, Michael Jackson, Chuck Norris and Takashi Miike, among others. His diverse roles spanned action, comedy and horror films, television series, and music videos. Drago appeared in two Euro-western TV films: “Copperhead” in 2008 as Jesse Evans and “Ghost Town” 2009 as Reb Holland.


  • MARSHALL, Bryan - 5/19/1938, Battersea, London, England, U.K. - 6/25/2018, Rende, Calabria, Italy

English actor Bryan Marshall, who played Commander Talbot in the 1977 James Bond film, died on June 25, 2018 in Australia at the age of 81. He was born on May 19, 1938 in Battersea, London on 19th May 1938 and was educated at the Salesian College, Battersea and trained as an actor at RADA where he graduated in 1963. Marshall began his big-screen career in the mid-1960s with an uncredited role in the iconic 1966 Michael Caine film 'Alfie.' He went on to land roles in films such as 'Quatermass and the Pit,' 'Mosquito Squadron,' and 'The Long Good Friday.' His television work included popular series The Forsyte Saga, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, The Saint, The Avengers, The Onedin Line, Out, The Professionals, Robin of Sherwood, Heartbeat, The Bill and Dalziel & Pascoe. Marshall appeared as Potts in the 1971 Euro-western “Man in the Wilderness” starring Richard Harris and John Huston.


  • de KEYZER, Bruno - 8/11/1949, Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir, France - 6/25/2019, Villerville, Calvados, France

Bruno de Keyzer, Bertrand Tavernier's beloved chief camera operator, died on June 25, 2019 in Villerville, Calvados, France. He was 69. He received a Caesar for best photography in 1985. He was the cinematographer fetish Bertrand Tavernier with whom he has worked many times including A Sunday in the Country, Round Midnight, The Passion of Beatrice, Princess of Montpensier ... renowned Professional. Bruno was the cinematographer on the 1996 Euro-western “The North Star” starring James Caan and Christopher Lambert.


  • KHARITONOV, Andrei (Andrei Igorevich Kharitonov) - 7/25/1959, Kiev, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/23/2019, Moscow, Russia

On the evening of June 23, 2019 after a long illness the famous Soviet actor Andrei Kharitonov died. He died one month before his 60th birthday. Andrey Igorevich Kharitonov was born on 25 July 1959 in Kiev. In 1980 he graduated from the Kiev national University of theatre, cinema and television. Karpenko-Kary. In the same year, Soviet television showed the serial film “The Gadfly”, in which Kharitonov played Arthur Burton. His debut made a splash. The audience admired not only the game but also the beauty of the actor. He was immediately called to Moscow. From 1984 to 1990, he became a leading actor of the Maly theater. Kharitonov continued to play. Most popular films with his participation have become “the Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta”, “Secret” “Blackbirds”, “The Invisible Man”, “the Riddle of Anthousa”. He was married to pianist, actress Olga Seregina. He starred as Joaquin Murieta in the 1983 Russian Euro-western; “The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta”.

  • NICKEL, Helmut Alfred - 3/24/1924, Quohren, Dresden, Germany - 6/5/2019, Arlington, Naples, Florida, U.S.A.


Karl May comic artist Helmut Nickel died June 5, 2019. He was 95. He was born Quohren, Dresden, Germany on March 24, 1924. In 1962, shortly before Pierre Brice and Lex Barker rode across the cinema screen, the Walter Lehning publishing house began publishing Winnetou comic books written by Helmut Nickel on March 24, 1924 near Dresden, due to its high quality of writing and drawing the comic books of Karl May's work was given a high priority. Nickel went into his descriptions of the May characters from the descriptions in the stories, Old Shatterhand, for example, wearing his hat and beard, and Winnetous hair, the "helmet-like head" described by author Karl May. The stories of the comics were largely based on the books, but Nickel did not bring it to heart to let Winnetou die, as he once said in an interview. Already in the 1950s, Nickel had drawn comics, such as "Robinson" and "Francis Drake".


  • MATIC, Peter - 3/24/1937, Vienna, Austria - 6/20/2019, Vienna, Austria

The chamber actor Peter Matić died on Thursday June 20, 2019 completely unexpectedly at the age of 82 years. Born in Vienna, he was not only a member of the Burgtheater as a fixed star of the local cultural life, but also in numerous films and as a voice actor. He acted as German voice of Ben Kingsley. Born in Vienna on March 24, 1937, the graceful public favorite with the mischievous-friendly appearance. Matić was the German voice of Rene Auberjonois in the 1991 ‘Lucky Luke’ TV series episode “Caffè Olè”.


  • McCANN, Sean - 9/24/1935, Windsor, Ontario, Canada - 6/13/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sean McCann, an award-winning actor known for his role on the Canadian TV series Night Heat, died on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 83. A prolific character actor, McCann performed in hundreds of productions, ranging from a Canadian politician in The King Chronicle (1988) to an animated bear in TV series Little Bear (1995-2003). He was also known for his roles in films such as Tommy Boy (1995), Chicago (2002), Naked Lunch (1991) and Miracle (2004). McCann played supporting roles in films with big names such as Meryl Streep in ... First Do No Harm (1997) and Nick Nolte in Affliction (1997). McCann was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on September 24, 1935, the son of Alta Tobin and Jack McCann, and had seven siblings. He studied to become a priest at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ont. before turning to acting in the 1960s. McCann appeared in two Euro-western TV series: “The Campbells” (1986) as Sean McArthur and “Bordertown” (1990) as Jeremiah Ironstone.


  • 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).


  • WITLIFF, William D. (William Dale Wittliff) - 1/?/1940, Taft, Texas, U.S.A. - 6/9/2019, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Popular American screenwriter Dr. Bill Wittliff passed away on Sunday June 9, 2019 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 79. Wittliff authored films “Legends of the Fall”, “The Cowboy Way” and screenplays for the TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove" and "The Perfect Storm,” and the modern day Euro-western “A Night in Old Mexico” (2013) starring Robert Duvall.


  • 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'.


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