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=== FRESH GRAVES ===
=== FRESH GRAVES ===
*'''LEVA, Carlo''' - 2/27/1930, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy - 4/4/2020, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy
*'''LEVA, Carlo''' - 2/27/1930, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy - 4/4/2020, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy
Revision as of 19:29, 5 April 2020
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...
- CARROLI, Silvano - 2/22/1939, Venice, Veneto, Italy - 4/4/2020, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Italian baritone Silvano Carroli died on April 4, 2020 in Lucca at the age of 81. The baritone, who was born on Feb. 22, 1939, went on to study with Marcello Del Monaco before perfecting his technique with legendary tenor Mario Del Monaco. He also studied at the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia under the guidance of Mario Labroca, Francesco Siciliani, and Floris Ammannati. Carroli performed at the some of the greatest theaters including the Royal Opera House, the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro la Fenice, Arena di Verona, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he had one of his most successful triumphs in the role of Scarpia in “Tosca”. Carroli played Jack Eance in the Italian RAI TV presentation of “La fanciulla del West” in 1982.
- LEVA, Carlo - 2/27/1930, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy - 4/4/2020, Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy
Set, dresser, costume designer, art director and production designer Carlo Leva died in his hometown of Bergamasco, Piedmont, Italy March 4, 2020. He was 90. Born in Bergamasco on February 27, 1930, along with architect and set designer Carlo Simi, Leva was a guiding force in the look of the Spaghetti westerns for Sergio Leone and for others of the genre. Leva worked on all of Leone’s westerns as well as “The Big Gundown” (1966), “The Price of Power” (1969) and Terence Hill’s ‘Lucky Luke’ (1991-1992) TV series and film of the same name. He was honored at the showing of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” shown at grand opening of the reconstructed Sad Hill Cemetery in 2016.
- de DIEGO, Hipolito (Hipólito de Diego Navares) - 19??, Spain - 3/28/2020, Spain
Veteran Spanish dubbing actor and director Hipolito de Diego died March 28, 2020 in Spain. It was announced by by Voces de Imagenes on Facebook of his passing. I have no record of his date or place of birth and no mention was where Hipolito died. He was both active in Barcelona and Madrid during his career and both dubbed voices and directed the dubbing sessions. His Euro-western dubbing included “The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw” (1960) as director and Spanish voice of Sid James and Sheldon Lawrence; “The Vengeance of Zorro” (1962) where he was the Spanish voice of Manuel Alexandre and Guillermo Mendez; “Two Mafiamen in the Far West” (1965) as director and Spanish voice of Mario Brega; “Taste of Vengeance” (1969) as the Spanish voice of Ivan Scratuglia; “My Name is Nobody” (1974) as the Spanish voice of Geoffrey Lews and Mario Brega; “El Zorro” (1974) as the Spanish voice of Padre Eusebro; “Zorro” (1976) doing various voices and for the 1983 DVD release of “Black Jack” hse was the Spanish voice of the hotel clerk.
- VIVES, Salvador (Salvador Vives Gomes) - 1942, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain - 3/21/2020, Spain
It was announced Saturday March 28, 2020 by Voces de Imagenes on Facebook that Spanish actor and voice dubber Salvador Vives had passed away from the Coronavirsu. Salvador was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1942. He was the Spanish dubbing voice of Jeremy Irons, Rupert Everett, Pierce Brosnan and William H. Macy. Along with his long dubbing career he also appeared in over 20 film and TV series from 1967 – 2006. His Eurowestern dubbing consisted of the Spanish voice of John Steiner in the 1983 Spanish DVD release of “A Man Called Blade”, Pierce Brosnan’s voice in 1999’s “Grey Owl”, the voice of Fabio Testis in the 2007 Spanish DVD release of “China 9, Liberty 37” and the voice of Manuel Bozzuffi in the 2015 DVD release of “Lucky Luke’.
- CONTINI, Alfio - : 9/19/1927, Castiglioncello, Livorno, Italy - 3/23/2000, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Italian cinematographer, director of photography, camera operator Alfio Contini died in Italy on March 23, 2020. He was 92. Born in Castiglioncello, Livorno, Italy on September 19, 1927 during his career he worked with such directors as Dino Risi “Il sorpasso” (1962) and “La marica su Cavani” (1963), Pasquale Festa Campanile “La matriarca” (1968), Lucio Fulci, Liliana Cavani “Galileo” (1968), “Night Porter” (1974), “Ripley’s Game” (2002) and Michelangelo Antonioni “Zabriskie Point” (1970); “Beyond the Clouds” (1995) for which he won the David di Donatello award. For Euro-westerns he was cinematographer on “Man from Canyon City” (1965); “Yankee” (1966); “God Forgives… I Don’t” (1967) and “They Call Me Renegade” (1987).
- ZAMPERLA, Nazzareno - 4/25/1937, Treviso, Veneto, Italy - 3/19/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
It was announced today on Facebook by his son David that film actor, stunt coordinator and stuntman Nazzareno Zamperla died today March 19, 2020 in Italy. He was 82. Zamperla was credited as Nick Anderson early on during his career an appeared in 15 Euro-westerns including both MacGregor films, “The Hills Run Red”; “Sugar Colt” (both 1966), “Those Dirty Dogs” (1973), “California” (1977); “Buddy Goes West” (1981) ending his western career as stunt coordinator on “Tex and the Lord of the Deep” (1985).
- BOLOGNESI, Rino - 8/14/1932, Cattolica, Emila-Romagna, Italy - 3/19/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Italian actor and voice dubber Rino Bolognesi died in Rome, Italy on March 19, 2020. He was 87. He was best known as the television voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman starring Adam West. He also voice he was noted for was the Hulk in TV’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’. As a voice actor of animated series, he is mainly remembered for his interpretation in the first two animated series of Star Blazers in which he covered three different roles: the Supreme Desslok, Sandor and the Narrator. In the series The Monkey played the Narrator and various secondary characters. He has also worked as an actor in a few films, including “Blue Jeans” (1975). He was the Italian voice of Paolo Gozlino in “Vengeance” (1968); José Torres in “Sartana the Gravedigger” (1969); “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972); Frank Brana “Tex and the Lord of the Deep” (1985) and Jim Carter in the TV series “The New Zorro” (1990-1993).
- WHITMAN, Stuart (Stuart Maxwell Whitman) - 2/1/1928, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 3/16/2020, Montecito, California, U.S.A.
Stuart Whitman, the rugged actor who starred on TV's Cimarron Strip and received an Oscar nomination for playing a convicted child molester trying to rid himself of psychological demons in The Mark, died at his Montecito, California home on March 16, 2020. He was 92. Born Stuart Maxwell Whitman on February 1, 1928 in San Francisco, California, he made his movie debut in When Worlds Collide (1951), then appeared on TV shows like Boston Blackie and Lux Video Theatre and made an impression opposite Ethel Barrymore and Carolyn Jones as the wild title character in Johnny Trouble (1957). When Charlton Heston bowed out of the high-profile Warner Bros. war movie Darby’s Rangers (1958), James Garner replaced him and Whitman took on Garner's role, playing the soldier Hank Bishop. He starred twice opposite John Wayne, first as the New Orleans gambler Paul Regret in The Comancheros (1961), Michael Curtiz's final feature, and then as an army lieutenant in the all-star World War II epic The Longest Day (1962). Though CBS' Cimarron Strip lasted just one season (1967-68) and 23 original episodes, Whitman remains known for his turn as Marshal Jim Crown on the ambitious series, one of the first on television to run for 90 minutes. He produced and had a financial interest in the period Western as well. He stated that he was offered the role of “The Man With No Name” but turned it down because it was a terrible script. He did appear in one Euro-western as Griffin in 1971’s “Captain Apache”.
- GALIN, Carmen (Eugenia-Carmen Galin) - 3/14/1946, Bucharest, Romania - 3/13/2020, Bucharest, Romania
Romanian theater and film actress Carmen Galin died in Romania on March 13, 2020. She would have been 74 on March 14th. Born Eugenia-Carmen Galin she was an actress known for her roles in plays, as well as for roles in films. In 1995, the actress withdrew completely from her work and public life, devoting herself with discretion to humanitarian actions. In 2016, she received the excellence award of the Transilvania International Film Festival. Galin was married to director, writer Dan Pita for 20 years and appeared in several of his films including two of his Euro-westerns: “The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians” (1977) as Rebecca Waltrobe and “The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians” (1979) as Mrs. McCallum.
- PILAROVA, Eva (Eva Bojanovská) - 8/9/1939, Brno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia - 3/14/2020, Prague, Czech Republic
Czech singer, actress Eva Pilarova died of cancer after a long battle on March 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. She was 80. Born on August 9, 1939 in Brno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Eva Bojanovská, became famous under the surname of her first husband, consider this her life number three. She had three marriages, while the emigration of the first two partners made her career considerably more difficult during normalization, she won the Golden Nightingale three times, and her voice, with which she initially began opera studies, had an exceptional three-octave range. Soon, however, she switched to popular music, practically immediately after joining the Prague Semafor Theater during the era of the Suchý-Šlitr duo began recording. With Matuška, who chose her personally for the song “Oh, the Heavenly Love”, she sang often in Semaphore and Rococo. Eva also appeared in films and TV series. She appeared in two European made for TV western films: ‘Revue pro banjo’ in1963 as Barbara Ellie where she also sang and ‘Magnetické vlny lécí’ in 1965 as a saloon singer.
- von SYDOW, Max (Max Carl Adolf von Sydow) - 4/10/1929, Lund, Skåne län, Sweden - 3/8/2020, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Swedish born actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in films and TV series including “The Exorcist”, “Flash Gordon” and “Game of Thrones”, died in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France on March 8, 2020, he was 90. Born Max Carl Adolf von Sydow in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden on April 10, 1929 and was nominated for two Oscars during his career - including best actor in 1998 for “Pelle the Conqueror”. His other Academy nomination was best supporting actor for his role in 2011's “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”. Von Sydow made 11 films with Ingmar Bergman, including “The Seventh Seal”, in which he famously played chess with Death. The actor has two sons with his first wife Christina Inga Britta Olin. In 1997, he married Catherine Brelet in Provence and became a citizen of France five years later, meaning he had to relinquish his Swedish citizenship. Max appeared in two Euro-westerns as Karl Oskkar in 1970s “The Emigrants” and its sequel “The New Land” (1972).
- GORDON, Joyce - 3/25/1929, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. - 2/28/2020, U.S.A.
Commercial and voiceover actress Joyce Gordon, who was the first woman to serve as the president of a Screen Actors Guild branch, died late Friday February 28, 2020. She was 90 years old. Her death was announced by SAG-AFTRA Saturday. Born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 25, 1929, during the days of live television, she appeared in commercials that aired during The Jack Paar Show, Hugh Downs and The Price Is Right. A whole chapter of Alice Whitfield's 1992 book about the voiceover industry, Take It From The Top, was devoted to Gordon. Gordon also played dramatic roles, appearing on live television shows at the beginning of her career. She also used her voiceover skills for English dubs of classic movies when the practice was still common in the U.S. She was most famously the voice of Claudia Cardinale in Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West. She also appeared as a judge in episodes of Law & Order late in life. Gordon was also the English voice of Mara Krup in 1965’s “For a Few Dollars More”. Gordon is survived by her son, daughter, grandson and sister. She was married for over 50 years to actor Bernard Grant who was the English voice of Gian Maria Volonte in “Fistful of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More”, who died in 2004.
- McMANUS, Don (Donald Leslie McManus) - 8/30/1932, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 2/24/2020, Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian opera singer, theater, film, television actor Don McManus died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 24, 2020. He was 87. Born Donald Leslie McManus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 30, 1932, Don had a very successful 60 year career as an actor and singer, starting in 1950 in his hometown. He went on to perform operatic bass roles for 20 years with The Canadian Opera Company and performed on stages across Canada including at the Royal Alex, Rainbow Stage, Charlottetown Festival as well as in Australia and Britain. Don later appeared in films and TV series including two Euro-western TV roles as Angus McQuay in 1988’s “The Campbells” and as a photographer in 1990’s “Bordertown”. \