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The Italian actress Ilaria Occhini a film, television and theater actress, for over half a century died July 21, 2019. She was married to writer Raffaele La Capria. Born in Florence, Italy on March 28, 1934, she made her acting debut at the age of 19 in the film “Terza Liceo” under the pseudonym of Isabella Redi, before graduating from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome. On television she was directed by Anton Giulio Majano, she had established herself at a very young age in the dramas “L'Alfiere” and “Jane Eyre”. She made her theater debuted in 1957 in the “Impresario delle Smirne” by Carlo Goldoni directed by Luchino Visconti. Occhini obtained her major successes on stage, working several times with Luchino Visconti, then joining the Piccolo Teatro of Naples, where she received large critical appreciation by interpreting classical and contemporary authors. She was also a constant presence of RAI television series, and also starred in many films, but rarely in leading roles. She appeared in only one Euro-western as Edith Wickett in 1966’s “The Tramplers” with Joseph Cotton and Gordon Scott.
 
The Italian actress Ilaria Occhini a film, television and theater actress, for over half a century died July 21, 2019. She was married to writer Raffaele La Capria. Born in Florence, Italy on March 28, 1934, she made her acting debut at the age of 19 in the film “Terza Liceo” under the pseudonym of Isabella Redi, before graduating from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome. On television she was directed by Anton Giulio Majano, she had established herself at a very young age in the dramas “L'Alfiere” and “Jane Eyre”. She made her theater debuted in 1957 in the “Impresario delle Smirne” by Carlo Goldoni directed by Luchino Visconti. Occhini obtained her major successes on stage, working several times with Luchino Visconti, then joining the Piccolo Teatro of Naples, where she received large critical appreciation by interpreting classical and contemporary authors. She was also a constant presence of RAI television series, and also starred in many films, but rarely in leading roles. She appeared in only one Euro-western as Edith Wickett in 1966’s “The Tramplers” with Joseph Cotton and Gordon Scott.
 
 
*'''BRAUNER, Artur (Abraham Brauner)''' - 8/1/1918, Łódź, Kingdom of Poland - 7/7/2019, Germany
 
 
Berlin film producer Artur Brauner has died. As reported by the "Bild" newspaper  citing his family, he died on Sunday July 7, 2019. Brauner would have turned 101 on August 1st. Abraham Brauner was born on August 1, 1918 in the Polish city of Łódź. The son of a bourgeois-Jewish home, he survived the Second World War because he hid in the woods. The largest part of his family, however, fell victim to mass murder. His future wife Maria, daughter of a Jewish theater director in Lviv, survived the persecution by the Nazis with Aryan papers. Brauner was married to her for over 70 years until her death in December 2017. Like no one else, Artur "Atze" Brauner shaped German post-war cinema. His CCC founded in 1946 in Berlin-Spandau is the oldest still active production company in Germany. In the CCC studios stars such as Romy Schneider, Heinz Rühmann, Curd Jürgens, OW Fischer, Peter Alexander and Caterina Valente. Brauner's films include "Dr. Mabuse", "Girl in Uniform" and "The Tiger of Eschnapur".Brauner was best known to Western fans as the producer of the Winnetou film series in the 1960s. His contribution to the western genre will not be forgotten. RIP.
 
  
  

Revision as of 14:31, 12 August 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

  • BODEGAS, Roberto - 6/3/1933, Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 8/2/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Film director Roberto Bodegas, founder along with José Luis Dibildos of the well-known as “The Third Way of Spanish Cinema” died in Madrid, Spain on August 2, 2019, he was 86. Bodegas began his career in feature films in the early 1970s with Spaniards in Paris, work in which actors such as José Sacristán, Máximo Valverde, Tina Sainz or Ana Belén shared screen. The film talked about the difficulties of Spanish women when emigrating to France in the 60s. Subsequently, other titles such as “Vida Conyugal sana” (1974), also with Ana Belén and José Sacristán, in which divorce in Spain, or “Libertad Provisional” (1976), with Concha Velasco and Patxi Andión addressing the social reintegration of the prisoners. He was an assistant director on 1973’s “Chino” starring Charles Bronson.


  • HILTON, George (Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara) - 7/16/1934, Montevideo, Uruguay - 7/28/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Uruguayan actor George Hilton died in Rome, Italy on July 28th of an undisclosed illness. He was 85. Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara on July 16, 1934 in Montevideo Uruguay. Hilton grew up in England where began his career working in radio. In 1955 he moved to Argentina, adopting the pseudonym Jorge Hilton. He soon began to appear in several soap operas and film production for Argentina's domestic market. In 1963 he moved to Italy, following the footsteps of other famous South American actors such as the Argentines Jorge Rigaud and Alberto de Mendoza, who were attracted by the thriving Italian film industry of the '60s. Here he Anglicized his name to George Hilton and began a successful film career in Euro-westerns, action, giallo and police films. Hilton appeared in over 20 Euro-westerns such as” “Any Gun Can Play” (1967), “The Ruthless Four” (1968), “A Bullet for Sandoval” (1969), “The Return of Halleluja” (1972). He is fondly remembered as one of the biggest stars of Italian cinema, along with Terence Hill, Franco Nero and Giuliano Gemma. His legacy as a film star also remains intact. Hilton recently was the subject of a documentary on his life produced and directed by Daniel Camargo called “The World Belongs to the Daring” (2019).


  • GOMEZ, Eduardo (Eduardo Gomez Manzano) 7/27/1951, Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 7/28/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Eduardo Gomez Manzano has died in Madrid, Spain. He died one day after his 68th birthday. Gómez began acting late in life. In his early forties, he was accompanying a friend to a shooting. The production team persuaded him to say a few phrases to the camera. Andrés Pajares, a comedian and actor, saw him during the production and asked him whether he acted. Gómez answered that he was not an actor but if he paid him, he would act. Of the experience, Gómez has said, "The next day I went, he paid me and to this day! [...] What has happened to me doesn't happen to many people. I'm very happy." He went on to perform in small parts in Spanish television and cinema, including parts in the Goya Award-winning movies La comunidad and La lengua de las mariposas He later appeared in a sequel of Santiago Segura’s Torrente series, Torrente 3: El Protector. He also had a part in the movie version of the legendary Spanish comic strip Mortadelo y Filemón. He’s best remembered by Euro-western fans as ‘The Hanged Man’ in 2002’s “800 Bullets.”


  • ARLORIO, Giorgio - 2/27/1929, Turin, Piedmont, Italy - 7/25/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

The screenwriter Giorgio Arlorio (Turin, February 27, 1929), a leading figure in Italian cinema, author with Franco Solinas and Gillo Pontecorvo of Queimada , but also many successful films and works, died July 25, 2019 in his Roman house after a long illness. of quality as Nanny Loy 's family man . He was also assistant director for Pietro Germi, Mario Soldati and Michelangelo Antonioni. Author mostly engaged in films with strong political connotations (besides Queimada, Tepepa, Il mercenario, Ogro), Arlorio also worked on comedy films and collaborated anonymously with Franco and Ciccio. Arlorio was involved as a writer on “The Mercenary” (1968) and “Zorro” (1975).


  • KEOGH, Danny - 3/3/1948, Kampala, Uganda – 7/23/2019, Cape Town, South Africa

Veteran South African theater, film and TV actor Danny Keogh died in Cape Town, South Africa. He was 71. Danny's theatrical career earned him numerous award nominations. He made his screen debut in 1977 and since then added onto an extensive career spanning over three decades. His most notable screen credits include the Clint Eastwood-directed film “Invictus” (2009) and the Sci-Fi trilogy-marker “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder” (2008). Notable television appearances include ‘The Lost Future’ (2010) (TV), ‘The Sinking of Laconia’ (2011) (TV) and ‘Labyrinth’ (2012) (TV). Keogh appeared in two Euro-westerns: as a bartender in From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999), and as Calder Jenkins in 2014’s “The Salvation”.


  • HAUER, Rutger (Rutger Oelesen Hauer) - 1/23/1944, Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands - 7/19/2019, The Netherlands

Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for his role as cyborg Roy Batty in seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner has died at the age of 75. Hauer died at his Neathrlands home on July 19, 2019. He was 75. Born Rutger Oelesen Hauer on January 23, 1944 in Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Handsome, energetic and fluent in several languages, Hauer made his first mark in the late ‘60s in the Netherlands as the star of Paul Verhoeven’s medieval TV series “Floris.” He vaulted to the top ranks of Dutch stardom in 1973 opposite Monique van de Ven in Verhoeven’s sexually explosive drama “Turkish Delight,” which became a box-office smash and garnered an Oscar nod as best foreign film. Hauer appeared in the 2018 Euro-western “The Sisters Brothers” in the role of ‘The Commodore’.


  • NEVILLE, Art (Arthur Lanon Neville) - 12/17/1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. - 7/22/2019, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Art “Poppa Funk” Neville spent a half-century shaping the sound of New Orleans music. The keyboardist and singer was a founding member of the Meters and the Neville Brothers, and was the voice of the enduring Carnival season anthem “Mardi Gras Mambo.” Neville died July 22, 2019 in his New Orleans home after years of declining health, according to sources close to his family. He was 81. Born Arthur Lanon Neville in New Orleans, Lousiana on December 17, 1937 he formed along with hi brothers Aaron, Charles and Ivan the singing group “The Neville Brothers”. The Neville Brothers were part of the soundtrack for the 1990 Euro-western “Posse” starring Mario Van Peebles.


  • OCCHINI, Ilaria - 3/28/1934, Florence, Tuscany, Italy - 7/21/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

The Italian actress Ilaria Occhini a film, television and theater actress, for over half a century died July 21, 2019. She was married to writer Raffaele La Capria. Born in Florence, Italy on March 28, 1934, she made her acting debut at the age of 19 in the film “Terza Liceo” under the pseudonym of Isabella Redi, before graduating from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome. On television she was directed by Anton Giulio Majano, she had established herself at a very young age in the dramas “L'Alfiere” and “Jane Eyre”. She made her theater debuted in 1957 in the “Impresario delle Smirne” by Carlo Goldoni directed by Luchino Visconti. Occhini obtained her major successes on stage, working several times with Luchino Visconti, then joining the Piccolo Teatro of Naples, where she received large critical appreciation by interpreting classical and contemporary authors. She was also a constant presence of RAI television series, and also starred in many films, but rarely in leading roles. She appeared in only one Euro-western as Edith Wickett in 1966’s “The Tramplers” with Joseph Cotton and Gordon Scott.


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