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Italian director, writer and actor and voice dubber Carlo Croccolo died in his home town of Naples, Campania, Italy on October 12, 2019. He was 92 years-old. Croccolo started his career in the 1949 comedy film “I pompieri di Viggiù” sppearing with the great Italian comedian Totò. He would then go on to appear in over a hundred films. He won a David di Donatello in 1989 for his interpretation of “'O re”, the historical film by Luigi Magni. He was known to Euro-western fans under the pseudonym Lucky Moore as he directed, wrote and acted in three westerns: “The Sheriff was a Lady” (1964) as Sheriff Mickey Stanton; “Black Killer” (1971) as Deputy Fred which he also directed as Lucky Moore; “Gunman of 100 Crosses” (1971) as Slim which he also directed as Lucky Moore, and wrote the screenplay.
 
Italian director, writer and actor and voice dubber Carlo Croccolo died in his home town of Naples, Campania, Italy on October 12, 2019. He was 92 years-old. Croccolo started his career in the 1949 comedy film “I pompieri di Viggiù” sppearing with the great Italian comedian Totò. He would then go on to appear in over a hundred films. He won a David di Donatello in 1989 for his interpretation of “'O re”, the historical film by Luigi Magni. He was known to Euro-western fans under the pseudonym Lucky Moore as he directed, wrote and acted in three westerns: “The Sheriff was a Lady” (1964) as Sheriff Mickey Stanton; “Black Killer” (1971) as Deputy Fred which he also directed as Lucky Moore; “Gunman of 100 Crosses” (1971) as Slim which he also directed as Lucky Moore, and wrote the screenplay.
  
 
*'''BARROS, Esmeralda (Esmerlinda de Barros)''' - 9/4/1944, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil - 10/10/2019, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
 
Brazilian actress Esmerlinda Barros has died she just celebrated her 75th birthday on September 4. Born in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, a mulatto, Esmerlinda started as a dancer in the nightclub shows of Carlos Machado aka "The King of the Night". She appeared in the local Renaissance Club’s beauty contest in 1964 where the winner goes on to appear in the Miss Brazil contest. Many feel she finished second in the Renaissance Club contest because of her professional status as a performer. Barros attracted enough attention to be offered film roles in Brazilian and Italian films and television novellos. While in Italy she was called Esmeralda Barros and appeared in six Euro-westerns but her most remembered role was as Eva the savage jungle girl in "Kong Island" (1968) with Brad Harris. Later she appeared in the July 1976 edition of the Brazilian Playboy. After her career ended she returned to Brazil and as of 2011 was a grandmother and living happily in Rio de Janeiro. Esmeralda appeared in eight Euro-westerns: “Run, Man, Run” (1967) as a waitress; “And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars” (1968); “God May Forgive You, Not Me” (1968) as Conchita; “Django’s Cut Rate Corpses” (1971) as Pilar; “A Man Called Django!”  (1971) as Lola; “Paid in Blood” (1971) as Zelda; “God is My Colt .45” (1972) as Paquita and
 
“Where the Bullets Fly” also 1972 (as a whore)
 
  
  
  
 
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Revision as of 15:15, 10 November 2019

This 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

  • BONGUSTO, Fred (Alfred Antonio Carlo Buongusto) 4/6/1935, Campobasso, Campobasso, Italy - 11/8/2019, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Pop composer, songwriter and musical performer Fred Bongusto died in Rome, Italy on November 9th he was 84. Bongusto was big in the 1960s and 70s and he had several international hits. He was also very popular in South America, especially Brazil, as well as in his homeland. He composed the soundtracks of many movies too including three Euro-westerns: “Adios Gringo”, Blood for a Silver Dollar” (both 1965) and “Day After Tomorrow” where his composition and singing of “I Have to Kill a Man” became a cult classic among Euro-western fans.”


  • POWELL, Nik - 11/4/1950, Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K. - 11/7/2019, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.

British music and film producer Nik Powell, who was among the Virgin Group co-founders with Richard Branson and became an influential force in U.K. cinema, producing more than 60 titles including Neil Jordan’s Oscar-winning “The Crying Game,” died Thursday at age 69. The cause of death was an unspecified form of cancer, Britain’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) – which Powell headed for more than a decade – said in a statement. He died in Oxford surrounded by his family. Born on November 4, 1950, in the small village of Great Kingshill, in Buckinghamshire, Powell started out running a record shop and was among the founding partners in 1972 of Virgin Records, which became one of the U.K.’s top recording labels before being sold to EMI 20 years later. Powell was a producer on the 2016 Euro-western “Btimstone” starring Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning


  • SALOB, Lorin Bennett - 5/25/1942, New York City, New York, U.S.A. - 10/23/2019, Staunton, Virginia, U.S.A.

Lorin Salob, an assistant director, production manager and Emmy-winning producer with credits including The Getaway, Charlie's Angels, Tron and A Woman Named Jackie, has died. He was 77. Salob died October 23 in Staunton, Virginia, after a long battle with cardiac ALS, said his wife, Joan. Salob also served as a vice president in TV production at such companies as Disney, TriStar, New World and All American Television, home of Baywatch. Born on May 25, 1942, in New York City, Salob started out on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and at documentarian David L. Wolper's company before becoming involved in National Geographic specials and the documentary series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Lorin was the executive in charge of production operations for the Euro-western 1990 TV series ‘The New Zorro’ starring Duncan Regher.

  • CONROY, Jack (Jack Conroy Sr.) - 19??, Clonad, Lois, Ireland - 11/3/2019, Naas, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

Irish cinematographer Jack Conroy passed away from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Naas, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland on November 3, 2019. Conroy leaves behind a considerable and highly rated body of work in the sphere of cinema and television, but he will be best remembered for his collaboration with Director Jim Sheridan and producer Noel Pearson on the hugely successful and highly acclaimed movies, ‘My Left Foot’ (1989) and ‘The Field’ (1990). Among the westerns he was a cinematographer on were “The Magnificent 7” TV series in 1998’; “The Last Outlaw” (TV) 1993; “The Cherokee Kid” (TV) 1996; “Blind Justice” (TV) 1994 and the Euro-western “Silent Tongue” 1993 starring River Phoenix.


  • GRAF, Maurizio - 1941, Gorizia, Gorizia, Italy - 10/25/2019, Lugo, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian singer actor and performer Maurizio Graf passed away on Ocotber 26 in Lugo, Rome, Italy. He was 78. Graf was born in Gorizia, Italy in 1941 and was one of the most recognized voices of the Euro-western genre. He’s best remembered for his vocals on “A Pistol for Ringo” and “The Return of Ringo” (1965), but also for his song “Find a Man from” from 1968’s “Johnny Hamlet” (aka The Wild and the Dirty”. He also sang the main themes for “Killer Caliber .32” (1967), "Killer, Adios" (1967).


  • STAIGER, Gerd - 11/30/1930, Germany – 6/19/2019, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

German director, theater, film actor Gerd Staiger died in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He was mainly engaged at the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam as an actor and director. Other tasks he had at the 1978 newly founded Potsdam Cabaret Obelisk, where he directed the opening program. In 1993 he worked as an actor in Shakespeare's Coriolan at the Salzburg Festival . He had over 65 film and TV roles and appeared in several DEFA and TV films among which were four Euro-westerns; as a watchman in “The Falcon’s Trail”; a bandit in “White Wolves” (1969); the Alcalde in televisions “Prairie Scout in Mexico” (1987); and a role in TV’s “Karl May”(1992). Gerd was married to the architect Kerstin Döring.


  • CROCCOLO, Carlo - 4/9/1927, Naples, Campania, Italy - 10/12/2019, Naples, Campania, Italy

Italian director, writer and actor and voice dubber Carlo Croccolo died in his home town of Naples, Campania, Italy on October 12, 2019. He was 92 years-old. Croccolo started his career in the 1949 comedy film “I pompieri di Viggiù” sppearing with the great Italian comedian Totò. He would then go on to appear in over a hundred films. He won a David di Donatello in 1989 for his interpretation of “'O re”, the historical film by Luigi Magni. He was known to Euro-western fans under the pseudonym Lucky Moore as he directed, wrote and acted in three westerns: “The Sheriff was a Lady” (1964) as Sheriff Mickey Stanton; “Black Killer” (1971) as Deputy Fred which he also directed as Lucky Moore; “Gunman of 100 Crosses” (1971) as Slim which he also directed as Lucky Moore, and wrote the screenplay.

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