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*'''ROHM, Maria''' - 8/13/1945, Vienna, Austria - 6/18/2018, Canada
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*'''SABATIER, William (William Jen Paul Sabatier)''' - 5/22/1928, Gentilly, Seine, France - 3/17/2019, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France
  
Austrian actress Maria Rohm passed away in Canada on June 18th. She was 72. Rohm started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre as a child actor from the age of 4 through 13. She continued her theatrical work until the age of 18 when she auditioned for British film producer, Harry Alan Towers, whom she would later marry. Working with Towers she became famous for appearing in a number of films directed by Jesús Franco in the late 1960s. She remained married to film producer Harry Alan Towers from 1964 until his death in 2009. She retired from acting since 1976, and continued to produce independent films. Rohm appeared as Mercedes in the 1972 Euro-western “Call of the Wild” starring Charlton Heston.
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French actor and dubber William Sabatier, who was the French voice of Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, and had also sometimes doubled John Wayne, died Sunday March 17, 2019, in Limoges at the age of 95, announced his son Jean-Michel. In the cinema, William Sabatier was in the casting of Jacques Becker's "Golden Helmet", Costa-Gavras "Bay Slayer", "A Season in Hell" by Nelo Risi, "The Horologist of St. Paul" by Bertrand Tavernier, "The Chinese in Paris" by Jean Yanne or "Flic Story" by Jacques Deray. On television, William Sabatier, recurring comedian of the series "Au Théâtre tonight", has played in about forty series and TV movies. He was also the French voice of Gene Hackman, James Mason, Richard Harris, Martin Landau and Anthony Quinn in more than 200 feature films from the 1950s to the mid-2000s, including "Ben Hur" and "Apocalypse Now". Sabatier was the French voice of Jesus Puente in “Adios Gringo” (1964); Ettore Manni in “Ringo’s Golden Pistol” (1967); Mario Brega in “The Great Silence” (1958); Gastone Moschn in “Drop Them or I’ll Shoot” (1969); Toshiro Mifune in “Red Sun” (1971); Buff Douthitt “Lucky Luke” (1991).
  
  
*'''PAUDITS, Béla''' - 8/19/1949, Budapest, Hungary - 6/13/2018, Budapest, Hungary
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*'''TAGER, Aron''' - 6/30/1934, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. - 2/28/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  
Hungarian actor Béla Paudits 68, was transported to the hospital last Friday after having a stroke in his home. His caretaker informed the Story magazine of his death. Paudits was born on 19 August 1949 in Budapest. Between 1968 and 1972 he studied at the College of Theater and Film, and in 1986 he completed the College of Catering. From 1972 to 1974, Attila József Theater, from 1974 to 1983, member of the Madách Theater; Between 1983and 1985, and since 1997 he was freelancer. Between 1993 and 1997 he lived in Toronto. In 1993 he was awarded the Mari Jászai Prize. Béla appeared in only one Euro-western the 1980 Hungarian TV film “Hol colt, hol nem colt” (Singing Colts) as a cowboy.
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American born Canadian actor Aron Tager died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 28, 2019. He was 84. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 30, 1934, he appeared in many films, such as X-Men, Murder at 1600, and The Salem Witch Trials. In TV, he was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E TV series: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, and like in film, he appeared in minor roles in countless shows, such as At the Hotel, Earth: Final Conflict, and Relic Hunter. Tager also performed many voices for characters in animated children and adult shows over the years, including Kranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country, which is undoubtedly where most gamers will know him from. He was also an acclaimed artist and was married to actress Ann Page. Tager appeared in the 1995 Euro-TV series “Tales of the Wild – Kazan” as McCready and was also the voice of various characters in the animated TV series; The Legend of White Fang (1992-1994).
  
  
*'''GOVORUKHIN, Stanislav (Stanislav Sergeevich Govorukhin)''' - 3/29/1936, Berezniki, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/14/2018, Bravikha, Moscow, Russia
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*'''BODOIN, Jacques (Jacques Louis Maurice Bodoin)''' - 3/26/1921, Clichy-la-Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France - 3/8/2019, Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
  
Stanislav Govorukhin an actor, celebrated film director, screenwriter and political figure, died on June 14, 2018 in Barvkha, Moscow, Russia after a long illness, as reported in Russian media. He was 82 years old. At the time of his death he was a deputy in the State Duma from the United Russia Party. Born in Berezniki, Russia on March 29, 1936 Stanislav directed and wrote the screenplay for the Russian TV film “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” (1981) and directed the 2001 film “Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer”.
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French actor and singer Jacques Bodoin died in Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France on March 8, 2019 only 18 days before his 98th birthday. Born in Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France on March 26, 1921 Bodoin was famous from the 1950s to the 1980s for his sketches, his participation in television and radio, his appearances in the cinema and dubbing, including of the character of Pollux with the accent "british" in "The magic carousel", Jacques Bodoin made his debut in 1945 with the “Companions of Music”. He was the dean of the songwriters, who brought a great modernity to the art of songwriting, "Jacques Mailhot, director of the Théâtre des Deux Ânes, told AFP.   Bodoin  had been a famous theater player until the 1980s. Bodoin was married to actress Micheline Dax who passed away in 2014 at the age of 90. Dax was the French voice of Calamity Jane in the 1971 French animated film “Lucky Luke: Daisy Town” while Jacques Bodoin was the French voice of Clem.
  
  
*'''BONNOT, Françoise''' 8/17/1839, Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France - 6/9/2018, Paris, Île-de-France, France
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*'''LOUSSIER, Jacques''' -  10/26/1934, Angers, Pays de la Loire, France - 3/5/2018, France  
  
Françoise Bonnot a French film editor died in Paris, France on June 9, 2018. Born on August 17, 1939 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France, she began her career working with a fellow film editor, her mother Monique Bonnot, on several productions by Henri Verneuil, who she later married. Though initially known for her work in France she later moved abroad, working with directors such as Julie Taymor (Titus), Michael Cimino (The Sicilian) and Ridley Scott (1492: Conquest of Paradise). Françoise was a film editor on the Euro-western “Guns for San Sebastian” (1968).
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French composer and pianist Jacques Loussier, a great architect of the rapprochement between jazz and classical music, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the age of 84, the news was confirmed by his wife Elizabeth. Loussier was born on October 26, 1934 in Angers, France. "Jacques Loussier had this idea of genius at the time to adapt Bach in jazz, and he was successful all over the world. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach swings a lot and it is maybe our first jazzman", told Pascal Anquetil, a journalist at Jazz Magazine. In addition to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, he had also adapted other great masters of classical music such as Vivaldi, Ravel, Satie, Debussy and Schumann. He also created a recording studio in Miraval, in the south of France, where worked Pink Floyd and The Cure. His lone Euro-western credit was as composer on the 1966 West German TV film ‘Geronimo und die Räuber’.
  
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*'''PERRY, Luke (Coy Luther Perry III)''' - 10/11/1966, Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.A. - 3/4/2019, Burbank, California, U.S.A.]
  
*'''GASCON, Gabriel''' - 1/8/1927, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 5/30/2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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American producer, director, writer, film and TV actor Luke Perry died March 4, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California, from complications of a stroke he suffered last week. He was 52. Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio on  October 11, 1966. Luke had a prolific acting career on TV and in movies -- getting his start in the early '80s -- and became a household name on '90210.' After that, his career exploded. Most recently he's had a starring role as Archie's dad on CW's hit show, "Riverdale." Perry also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." He appeared in a number of TV westerns including two TV Euro-westerns: “Johnson County War” 2002 as Harry Hammett and was a voice actor on the 1997-1998 animated TV series ‘The Legend of Calamity Jane’.
  
Veteran French Canadian actor Gabriel Gascon died on May 30, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was 91. Born in Montreal on January 8, 1927 and was known mainly for his theater work but he also appeared in films and on TV. He was the brother of  comedian Jean Gascon. He began his career in 1951 and from 1965 to 1980, he lived in France, where he multiplied the roles in the theater and in front of the camera. Gascon appeared in the Euro-western TV mini-series “The Leatherstocking Tales” (1969) as Doctor Battius.
 
  
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*'''LOVE, Lucretia (Lucretia Hickerson)''' - 3/25/1941, Borger, Texas, U.S.A. - 1/9/2019, Seychelles Island
  
*'''CARUSO, Pippo (Giuseppe Caruso)''' - 12/22/1935, Belpasso, Catania, Italy - 5/28/2018, Passo Corese, Rieti, Italy
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American model, actress, singer Lucretia Love died at her Seychelles Island home off the coast of Africa on January 9, 2019. She was 78. Born Lucretia Hickerson in Borger, Texas on March 25, 1941 she first came to the attention of legendary Austin, Texas entertainer Cactus Pryor and sold chicken on his television show. She then became Lucretia Love, a superstar of the stage and screen. Often credited under the name Lucrezia Love she appeared in thirty-six films. Her first professional film work was the 1965 Italian romantic comedy, “Love Italian Style”. Love appeared in four Euro-westerns: “Go with God, Gringo” (1966) as Carmen;
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“A Colt in the Hand of the Devil” (1967) as Janet; “Blindman” (1971) as one of the auctioned brides; “The Two Sons of Trinity” (1972) as Lola.
  
Italian composer, conductor and music arranger Pippo Carusso died on May 28, 2018. He w 82 years-old. Born in Belpasso, Catania, Italy, Caruso linked his professional success to the television presenter Pippo Baudo, who had been a university fellow and that Caruso was regularly flanked as conductor in his TV programs starting from Canzonissima 1973. Caruso composed several successful songs, including Mita Medici's "A ruota libera" and Lorella Cuccarini/Alessandra Martines' "L'amore è", and, starting from sixties, Caruso also signed several film soundtracks, such as “Kill Johnny Ringo” and “Maladolescenza”.
 
  
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*'''BACH, Christian (Adela Christian Bach Bottino)''' - 5/9/1959, Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina - 2/26/2019, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  
*'''GRAZIANI, Sergio''' - 11/10/1930, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giuli, Italy - 5/25/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Argentina born actress, producer Christian Bach died of respiratory failure in her Mexico City home on February 26, 2019 at the age of 59. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 May 1959. Where she obtained a law degree, but traveled to Mexico and became an actress. She participated in telenovelas in Mexico such as ‘Los ricos also lloran’ in 1979. In the series ‘Soledad’. She also worked on ‘Colorina’, ‘De pura sangre’, ‘Bajo un mismo rostro’ and most recently ‘La Impostora’ in 2014. Bach was married to producer, director, actor Humberto Zurita and was the mother of actors Sebastian Zurita and Emiliano Zurita. She appeared in one Euro-western: “Revenge of the Black Wolf” (1981) as Margaret.
  
Italian actor, voice dubber and director Sergio Graziani died May 25th in Rome. He was 87. Graziani was born on November 10, 1930 in Udine, Italy and was active as an actor and dubber since the 1950's. He’s best remembered as the Italian voice of Donald Sutherland, Peter O’Toole, Gianni Garko, Terence Hill and Klaus Kinski. His first western dubbing was as the Italian voice of Benito Stefanelli and Aldo Sambrell in “Fistful of Dollars” (1964). He was Terence Hill’s Italian voice in “God Forgives... I Don’t (1967), “Ace High” (1968), “Boot Hill” (1969), and “Trinity Sees Red” (1970). He was also the Italian voice of James Mason in “Bad’s Man River” (1971), George Hilton’s in “The Brute and the Beast” (1966), “Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin” (1970) “A Man Called Invincible” (1973), “The Crazy Bunch” (1974) and Gianni Garko in “$1,000 on the Black” (1966), “$10,000 for a Massacre” (1967), “Have a Good Funeral” (1970), “Light The Fuse… Sartana is Coming” (1970). Sergio was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Grand Prix International Dubbing convention in 2008.
 
  
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*'''MARSHE, Sheena (Shirley Kemp)''' - 1935, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, U.K. - 2019, Kent, England, U.K.
  
*'''WALKER, Clint (Norman Eugene Walker)''' - 5/30/1927, Hartford, Illinois, U.S.A. - 5/21/2018, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A.
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British actress Sheena Marshe passed away in a care home in Kent, England where she had lived for several years. She was 83. Born Shirley Kemp in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England in 1935 she was a British fashion model who hit the newspapers because she was a judoka trying to get into pictures. She and her husband Doug Robinson were partners in a London gymnasium. Sheena made her movie debut in the Spanish/British co-production “Pasaporta al Inferno (1956), in which she played a girl in the nightclub scenes. In Britain she was mostly seen in small television roles (e.g. ‘Educating Archie’, 1958) and commercials. In 1958 she landed an important role in the West End play The Trial of Mary Dugan, as a “know-all-about-men-girl”. When Jayne Mansfield was making “The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw” (1958) in Britain, Sheen was considered as Jayne’s stand-in but Jayne wasn’t pleased at all and the deal go through. She appeared in the play When in Rome with June Laverick and Dickie Henderson, in 1959. Marshe did some movies in the early sixties “Over the Odds”, “Dentist on the Job”, “The Frightened City” all in 1961 but never reached real fame. Sheena appeared as Kate Fisher in the 1966 British TV series ‘Doctor Who: The Gunfighters’.
  
Veteran American actor Clint Walker died of heart failure in Grass Valley, California on May 21, 2018. He would have been 91 on May 30. Born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois on May 30, 1927, he was discovered as a doorman and security guard working in Las Vegas in the mid-1950s. He was hired to portray Cheyenne Bodie on the Warner Brothers TV series Cheyenne (1955-1962). Clint at 6’6” was a mountain of a man and a favorite of the kids. His career was just starting to expand into films when he had a freak accident while skiing at Mammoth Mountain in 1971. In a fall from a ski lift, Walker was pierced through the heart with his ski pole. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. However, a doctor detected faint signs of life and rushed Walker to surgery, where his damaged heart was repaired. Within two months, Walker was working again. He would go on to appear in over 40 films and TV series often portraying the Cheyenne character. Clint appeared in only one Euro-western as Scotty in 1972’s “Pancho Villa” starring Telly Savalas.
 
  
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*'''SEAGRAM, Lisa (Ruth Browser)''' - 7/7/1936, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. - 2/1/2019, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
  
*'''REYNAUD, Janine (Janine Lucienne Reynaud Godard)''' - 8/13/1930 Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/13/2018, Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.A.
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American film and TV actress Lisa Seagram died on February 1, 2019 she was 82. Seagram born Ruth Browser in Brooklyn, New York on July 7, 1936 was the daughter of a New York City police detective worked as a graphic artist and as a model in New York's garment district before studying acting with Paul Mann, Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Bill Hickey, then landed a small role in John Cassavetes' Faces (1959). Seagram walked into the office of Paramount studio head Martin Rackin without an appointment and left with a role as a college coed in Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961), starring Tommy Sands and Fabian. She then played Bob Hope's French secretary in Bachelor in Paradise (1961) and a party guest in Come Blow Your Horn (1963), starring Frank Sinatra. Her film résumé also included The Thrill of It All (1963), The Carpetbaggers (1964), A House Is Not a Home (1964), Caprice (1967), 2000 Years Later (1969) and several films made in Italy. Later, she worked in commercial real estate in Los Angeles and as an acting teacher in Hawaii. She married actor Marco Fiorini and was the mother of Chela and Alisa. Seagram appeared as the saloon owner in 1969’s “El Puro” starring Robert Woods.
  
Word has come from Robert Monell that French model and actress Janine Reynaud passed away recently in 2018 date unknown. I did some research and found that she passed away on May 13, 2018 in Sugar Land, Texas.
 
  
Reynaud began her career as a fashion model for designer Jean Patou but became bored of the industry. She wanted to become and actress and in the mid-1960s, when she was almost 35 years-old, Janine first appeared on the big screen. She appeared in films in France, Italy and Germany, most often in B-movies and sex exploitation films. She starred in films by Jess Franco "Succubus." and Max Pécas “Je suis une nymphomane”. In the 1970s, she then appeared in films with her filmmaker husband Michel Lemoine.
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*'''ZAGARS, Andrejs''' - 10/16/1958, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 2/26/2019, Riga, Latvia
  
Reynaud’s last film was “Tire pas sur mon collant” in 1978. Lemoine and she divorced and she married Herbert Hamilton from Texas and lived in Sugar Land, Texas a suburb of Houston. Apparently Hamilton died or they divorced and Janine returned to France where she lived and died in Oradour-Saint-Genest.
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Latvian actor, director, former Rīga councilor and head of the Latvian National Opera Andrejs Žagars (1958-2019) passed away on February 26, 2019 in Riga, Latvia after a long illness. Born on  October 16, 1958 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, U.S.S.R. He led the Latvian National Opera from 1996 to 2013. An actor by trade, he worked at the Dailes Theater until 1994. He was an actor in a number of feature films, the chief of which was the TV drama ‘Long Road in the Dunes’. He appeared as Natt Bumppo in the 1987 Euro-western “Sledopyt” (The Pathfinder).
  
Reynaud appeared as a prostitute in Tony Anthony's 1971 Euro-western "Blindman".
 
  
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*'''BRANDON, Clifton (Clifton Allan Brandon)''' - 1/26/1927, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A. - 2/21/2018
  
*'''VANCE, William (William van Cutsem)''' - 9/8/1935, Anderlecht, Belgium - 5/14/2018, Belgium
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American production manager Clifton Brandon died on September 20, 2018, he was 91. Brando was born Clifton Allan Brandon in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 26, 1927. He began his career as a second assistant director and gained his first experience as a production manager on ‘The Errol Flynn Theatre’ (1956-1957). He went on to work on films including “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) and “The Mechanic” (1972). He was a production supervisor on the 1972 Euro-western “Chato’s Land”.
  
Belgian comic book artist William Vance, whose action adventure series XIII was popular in the French-speaking world, died late May 14, 2018 in Belgium, his publisher announced. Born William van Cutsem in Anderlect, Belgium on September 8, 1935. He launched his career by drawing for Tintin, translated into English and other languages, in the 1960s. In 1967, he worked with Gerald Forton to sketch Bob  Morane. Vance drew “Ringo” (1966-1969) and Marshal Blueberry (1991-1992).
 
  
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*'''BACKUS, Gus (Donald Edgar Backus) - 9/12/1937, Southampton, Long Island, New York, U.S.A. - 2/21/2019, Germering, Bavaria, U.S.A.
  
*'''KIDDER, Margot (Margaret Ruth Kidder)''' - 10/17/1948, Yellowknife North West Territories, Canada - 5/13/2018, Livingston, Montana, U.S.A.
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Recording artist and actor Gus Backus has died. The native American died on February 21, 2019 after a long illness in Germering near Bavaria, Germany. Backus was 81 years old. In Germany, hea singer in the 1960s and 1970s, among others, with hits such as ‘Brauner Bär und weiße Taube’, ‘Da sprach der alte Häuptling der Indianer’ and ‘Der Mann im Mond’ were famous recordings. Born in Long Island, New York under the name Donald Edgar Backus on September 12, 1937, the singer came to Wiesbaden in the mid-50s as a US soldier. In addition to several chart successes in Europe, Backus also had engagements as an actor. He had his most famous appearance in the Austrian comedy film "Unsere tollen Tanten" (1961) with his ‘Sauerkraut Polka’. He was also a member of the American singing group The Dell-Vikings whose big hit was “Whispering Bells in 1957. Backus appeared as Fryer in the 1969 German TV western “Pistolen-Jenny” 
  
Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” films, has died. She was 69. The actress died in her sleep at her home on Sunday May 13, 2018 in Livingston, Montana, her publicist Camilla Fluxman Pines confirmed to Variety. Born October 17, 1948 in Yellow Knife, North Western Territories, Canada, Kidder got her start in low-budget Canadian films and TV shows before landing a role in 1970’s “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx” opposite Gene Wilder. She later appeared in 1973’s “Sisters,” “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert Redford, and 1979’s “The Amityville Horror.” Kidder appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Lousiana” a TV film made in 1984 as Virginia Trgean and the modern day 1969-1970 TV western series “Adventures in Rainbow Country” as Dr. Janet Rhodes and in another episode a sports car driver.
 
  
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*'''ALONSO, Chelo (Isabel Apolonia García Hernández)''' - 4/10/1933, Central Lugareño, Camagüey, Cuba - 2/20/2019, Mentana, Rome, Lazio, Italy
  
*'''TSULADZE, Baadur (Baadur Sokratovich Tsuladze)''' - 3/5/1935, Batumi, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R. - 5/13/2018, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Cuban dancer, actress Chelo Alonso has passed away at her son’s Mentana, Italy home on February 20, 2019, at the age of 85. Alonso was born Isabel Apolonia García Hernández in Central Lugareño, Camagüey, Cuba on April 10, 1933. She emerged as a new exotic dancing talent at the Folies Bergère in Paris and was billed as the "new Josephine Baker", who had also performed and become famous at the Folies. Alonso was billed as the "Cuban H-Bomb", and mixed Afro-Cuban rhythms from her homeland with "bump and grind". She was first noticed internationally in the 1959 film, Nel segno di Roma (Sheba and the Gladiator), which starred Anita Ekberg and Georges Marchal. Owing to a particularly erotic dance number, her picture and name became more prominent on the movie's publicity posters than either of the two leads, much to Ekberg's dismay. After the death of her husband in 1986, Alonso moved to the city of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. She retired from film and started a cat-breeding business, as well as a four-star hotel. Alonso appeared in three Euro-westerns: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966) as Mrs. Mondrega/Stevens; “Run, Man Run” (1967) as Dolores and “Night of the Serpent” (1968) also as Dolores.   
 
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Russian actor and filmmaker Baadur Tsuladze died in Tbilisi, Georgia today May 13, 2018 at the age of 83, reports GPB's First Channel. Baadur Tsuladze was born on March 5, 1935 in, Batumi, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R. and graduated from the directing faculty of the Moscow State Union of Cinematography. He appeared in about 50 films. Since 1961 he has worked as a director in the Georgian film studio. Baadur appeared as Carlucci in the 1993 Euro-western TV series “Alaska Kid”.
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*'''FERRARI, Paolo''' - 2/26/1929, Brussels, Belgium - 5/6/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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The great Italian actor of theater, cinema and television, died in Rome on May 6, 2018. He worked with directors such as Blasetti, Zeffirelli and Petri and was also a famous voice actor. Born in Brussels, Belgium where his father worked in the Italian Consul, he started his career on radio at the age of 9. Paolo would go on to appear in films, radio and as a voice dubber, probably most famous as the Italian voice of Humphrey Bogart.  Ferrari appeared in the 1973 Euro-western “Another Try, Eh Providence” as a rifle salesman. He was also the voice of Anthony Steffen in "A Coffin for the Sheriff" (1965), Espartaco Santoni in "Raise Your Hands, Dead Man" (1971), Francisco Rabal in “It Can Be Done Amigo” (1972), and Stanley Baker in "Zorro" (1975).
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*'''LASTRETTI, Adolfo''' - 11/18/1937, Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy - 5/5/2018, Loiano, Bologna, Emilia- Romagna, Italy
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Theatrical, cinematographic and television actor Adolfo Lastretti died of heart failure on May 5, 2018 in Loiano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was 80.  His daughters, Viola and Ariadne, announced that their father died peacefully, surrounded by the affection of friends and relatives, due to a heart condition. Born in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia on November 18, 1937, he soon moved to Liguria, in Rapallo, with his family for work related reasons. Here he completed his studies and, in 1957, he played in the short “La spiaggia”. Wanting to be an actor, in 1959 during the university period in Genoa, he enrolled in a national competition for actors, and won. In the beginning of his artistic career; he settled in Rome, where he enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining a scholarship in 1960. Two years later he passed an audition for a show created by Giancarlo Menotti Album Sheets, with a young Tomás Milián. From the 1960 and 1970s on he continued his career playing in various films, with character and supporting roles and sometimes being billed using the aliases Peter Lastrett and Guy Ranson, alongside such great actors as James Coburn, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Richard Roundtree, until he withdrew from the scene in 2003 with a final appearance in the soap opera Vivere. Lastretti appeared in four Euro-westerns: “Find a Place to Die” (1968) as Reverend Riley, “Massacre at Fort Holman” (1972) as Will Fernandez/Will Culder, “Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears” (1973) as Williams and  “The Four of the Apocalypse” 1975 as Reverend Sullivan. Lastretti was sometimes billed as Peter Lastrett and Guy Ranson.
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*'''VERZIERA, Marcello''' - 1/22/1935, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Word from the Carlo Pedersoli family, that on May 3, 2018 boxer, stuntman and actor Marcello Verziera had died in Rome. He was 83. Verziera was a middleweight boxer before starting his career in films. His first film was in 1968’s “If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death”  as a Tampico henchman. His first appearance in the Spencer / Hill universe came in 1970 “They Call Me Trinity”, where he played one of the three bandits Bud shoots during his first appearance in the film. Verziera's roles with Bud and Terence were always rather small, but very numerous. A total of 20 times he appeared Bud and Terence, the last time in 1988 in the series “Big Man”. Other westerns include: “Trinity is STILL My Name” (1971), “It Can be Done Amigo” (1972), “Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?” (1972), “Man of the East” (1972), “The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby” (1974), “Macho Killers” (1977), “Buddy Goes West” (1981), “Arizona Road” (1990).
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*'''VÖLZ, Wolfgang (Wolfgang Otto Isaak Treppengeländer)''' - 8/16/1930, Free City of Danzig - 5/2/2018, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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German actor and voice dubber Wolfgang Völz died in Berlin, Germany on May 2, 2018. The voice of "Käpt'n Blaubär" was 87 years old. Völz was born August 16, 1930 in Gdansk. In the 1950s, he starred opposite stars such as Hans Albers and Gert Fröbe in several movies.  He also celebrated great successes in the TV series " Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre." There he was seen in 78 episodes as the chauffeur Johann, who together with his boss, a noble crime novelist and hobby detective, solved all sorts of criminal cases in the “better society”. Völz appeared as Randolfo Fierro in the 1966 German Mexican Revolutionary TV film “Mexikanische Revolution” and was the voice of Joe Dalton in “Lucky Luke – Ballad of the Dalton” (1971), and “Lucky Luke’s Great Adventure” 1983”, while voicing the Mayor in “Lucky Luke – Daisy Town” (1971) and Jolly Jumper in the Terence Hill “Lucky Luke” 1990 TV series. Wolfgang was the German film voice of Luigi Pistilli in 1965’s “For a Few Dollars More”, Piero Lulli in 1967’s “The Fury of Johnny Kid”, Dino Strano in 1967’ “The Dirty Outlaws”, Enzo Fiermonte in 1969’s “Boot Hill”, Salvatore Billi in 1971’s “Vengeance Trail”, Richard Bsehart in “1972’s “Chato’s Land”, Fernando Sancho in 1973’s “Son of Zoro” Ernest Borgnine in “Renegade” (2004). 
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*'''CUCCHIARA, Tony (Salvatore Cucchiara)''' - 10/30/1937, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Italian entertainer, singer, playwright, actor Tony Cucchiara died in Rome, Italy on May 3, 2018. He was 80. Cucchiara was married to singer Nelly Fioramonti (Maria Grazia Fioramonti) [1939-1973] and together they formed a folk duo in the 1960s. She died in 1973 during childbirth of their second child. Tony was a writer for several RAI TV shows and also a playwright. His daughter is singer, actress Annalisa Cucchiara. Tony was a performer in the 1966 Euro-western musical “A Fistful of Songs”.
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Latest revision as of 17:15, 18 March 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

  • SABATIER, William (William Jen Paul Sabatier) - 5/22/1928, Gentilly, Seine, France - 3/17/2019, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

French actor and dubber William Sabatier, who was the French voice of Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, and had also sometimes doubled John Wayne, died Sunday March 17, 2019, in Limoges at the age of 95, announced his son Jean-Michel. In the cinema, William Sabatier was in the casting of Jacques Becker's "Golden Helmet", Costa-Gavras "Bay Slayer", "A Season in Hell" by Nelo Risi, "The Horologist of St. Paul" by Bertrand Tavernier, "The Chinese in Paris" by Jean Yanne or "Flic Story" by Jacques Deray. On television, William Sabatier, recurring comedian of the series "Au Théâtre tonight", has played in about forty series and TV movies. He was also the French voice of Gene Hackman, James Mason, Richard Harris, Martin Landau and Anthony Quinn in more than 200 feature films from the 1950s to the mid-2000s, including "Ben Hur" and "Apocalypse Now". Sabatier was the French voice of Jesus Puente in “Adios Gringo” (1964); Ettore Manni in “Ringo’s Golden Pistol” (1967); Mario Brega in “The Great Silence” (1958); Gastone Moschn in “Drop Them or I’ll Shoot” (1969); Toshiro Mifune in “Red Sun” (1971); Buff Douthitt “Lucky Luke” (1991).


  • TAGER, Aron - 6/30/1934, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. - 2/28/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

American born Canadian actor Aron Tager died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 28, 2019. He was 84. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 30, 1934, he appeared in many films, such as X-Men, Murder at 1600, and The Salem Witch Trials. In TV, he was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E TV series: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, and like in film, he appeared in minor roles in countless shows, such as At the Hotel, Earth: Final Conflict, and Relic Hunter. Tager also performed many voices for characters in animated children and adult shows over the years, including Kranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country, which is undoubtedly where most gamers will know him from. He was also an acclaimed artist and was married to actress Ann Page. Tager appeared in the 1995 Euro-TV series “Tales of the Wild – Kazan” as McCready and was also the voice of various characters in the animated TV series; The Legend of White Fang (1992-1994).


  • BODOIN, Jacques (Jacques Louis Maurice Bodoin) - 3/26/1921, Clichy-la-Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France - 3/8/2019, Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

French actor and singer Jacques Bodoin died in Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France on March 8, 2019 only 18 days before his 98th birthday. Born in Dieulefit, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France on March 26, 1921 Bodoin was famous from the 1950s to the 1980s for his sketches, his participation in television and radio, his appearances in the cinema and dubbing, including of the character of Pollux with the accent "british" in "The magic carousel", Jacques Bodoin made his debut in 1945 with the “Companions of Music”. He was the dean of the songwriters, who brought a great modernity to the art of songwriting, "Jacques Mailhot, director of the Théâtre des Deux Ânes, told AFP. Bodoin had been a famous theater player until the 1980s. Bodoin was married to actress Micheline Dax who passed away in 2014 at the age of 90. Dax was the French voice of Calamity Jane in the 1971 French animated film “Lucky Luke: Daisy Town” while Jacques Bodoin was the French voice of Clem.


  • LOUSSIER, Jacques - 10/26/1934, Angers, Pays de la Loire, France - 3/5/2018, France

French composer and pianist Jacques Loussier, a great architect of the rapprochement between jazz and classical music, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the age of 84, the news was confirmed by his wife Elizabeth. Loussier was born on October 26, 1934 in Angers, France. "Jacques Loussier had this idea of genius at the time to adapt Bach in jazz, and he was successful all over the world. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach swings a lot and it is maybe our first jazzman", told Pascal Anquetil, a journalist at Jazz Magazine. In addition to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, he had also adapted other great masters of classical music such as Vivaldi, Ravel, Satie, Debussy and Schumann. He also created a recording studio in Miraval, in the south of France, where worked Pink Floyd and The Cure. His lone Euro-western credit was as composer on the 1966 West German TV film ‘Geronimo und die Räuber’.

  • PERRY, Luke (Coy Luther Perry III) - 10/11/1966, Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.A. - 3/4/2019, Burbank, California, U.S.A.]

American producer, director, writer, film and TV actor Luke Perry died March 4, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California, from complications of a stroke he suffered last week. He was 52. Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio on October 11, 1966. Luke had a prolific acting career on TV and in movies -- getting his start in the early '80s -- and became a household name on '90210.' After that, his career exploded. Most recently he's had a starring role as Archie's dad on CW's hit show, "Riverdale." Perry also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." He appeared in a number of TV westerns including two TV Euro-westerns: “Johnson County War” 2002 as Harry Hammett and was a voice actor on the 1997-1998 animated TV series ‘The Legend of Calamity Jane’.


  • LOVE, Lucretia (Lucretia Hickerson) - 3/25/1941, Borger, Texas, U.S.A. - 1/9/2019, Seychelles Island

American model, actress, singer Lucretia Love died at her Seychelles Island home off the coast of Africa on January 9, 2019. She was 78. Born Lucretia Hickerson in Borger, Texas on March 25, 1941 she first came to the attention of legendary Austin, Texas entertainer Cactus Pryor and sold chicken on his television show. She then became Lucretia Love, a superstar of the stage and screen. Often credited under the name Lucrezia Love she appeared in thirty-six films. Her first professional film work was the 1965 Italian romantic comedy, “Love Italian Style”. Love appeared in four Euro-westerns: “Go with God, Gringo” (1966) as Carmen; “A Colt in the Hand of the Devil” (1967) as Janet; “Blindman” (1971) as one of the auctioned brides; “The Two Sons of Trinity” (1972) as Lola.


  • BACH, Christian (Adela Christian Bach Bottino) - 5/9/1959, Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina - 2/26/2019, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Argentina born actress, producer Christian Bach died of respiratory failure in her Mexico City home on February 26, 2019 at the age of 59. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 May 1959. Where she obtained a law degree, but traveled to Mexico and became an actress. She participated in telenovelas in Mexico such as ‘Los ricos also lloran’ in 1979. In the series ‘Soledad’. She also worked on ‘Colorina’, ‘De pura sangre’, ‘Bajo un mismo rostro’ and most recently ‘La Impostora’ in 2014. Bach was married to producer, director, actor Humberto Zurita and was the mother of actors Sebastian Zurita and Emiliano Zurita. She appeared in one Euro-western: “Revenge of the Black Wolf” (1981) as Margaret.


  • MARSHE, Sheena (Shirley Kemp) - 1935, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, U.K. - 2019, Kent, England, U.K.

British actress Sheena Marshe passed away in a care home in Kent, England where she had lived for several years. She was 83. Born Shirley Kemp in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England in 1935 she was a British fashion model who hit the newspapers because she was a judoka trying to get into pictures. She and her husband Doug Robinson were partners in a London gymnasium. Sheena made her movie debut in the Spanish/British co-production “Pasaporta al Inferno (1956), in which she played a girl in the nightclub scenes. In Britain she was mostly seen in small television roles (e.g. ‘Educating Archie’, 1958) and commercials. In 1958 she landed an important role in the West End play The Trial of Mary Dugan, as a “know-all-about-men-girl”. When Jayne Mansfield was making “The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw” (1958) in Britain, Sheen was considered as Jayne’s stand-in but Jayne wasn’t pleased at all and the deal go through. She appeared in the play When in Rome with June Laverick and Dickie Henderson, in 1959. Marshe did some movies in the early sixties “Over the Odds”, “Dentist on the Job”, “The Frightened City” all in 1961 but never reached real fame. Sheena appeared as Kate Fisher in the 1966 British TV series ‘Doctor Who: The Gunfighters’.


  • SEAGRAM, Lisa (Ruth Browser) - 7/7/1936, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. - 2/1/2019, Burbank, California, U.S.A.

American film and TV actress Lisa Seagram died on February 1, 2019 she was 82. Seagram born Ruth Browser in Brooklyn, New York on July 7, 1936 was the daughter of a New York City police detective worked as a graphic artist and as a model in New York's garment district before studying acting with Paul Mann, Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Bill Hickey, then landed a small role in John Cassavetes' Faces (1959). Seagram walked into the office of Paramount studio head Martin Rackin without an appointment and left with a role as a college coed in Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961), starring Tommy Sands and Fabian. She then played Bob Hope's French secretary in Bachelor in Paradise (1961) and a party guest in Come Blow Your Horn (1963), starring Frank Sinatra. Her film résumé also included The Thrill of It All (1963), The Carpetbaggers (1964), A House Is Not a Home (1964), Caprice (1967), 2000 Years Later (1969) and several films made in Italy. Later, she worked in commercial real estate in Los Angeles and as an acting teacher in Hawaii. She married actor Marco Fiorini and was the mother of Chela and Alisa. Seagram appeared as the saloon owner in 1969’s “El Puro” starring Robert Woods.


  • ZAGARS, Andrejs - 10/16/1958, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 2/26/2019, Riga, Latvia

Latvian actor, director, former Rīga councilor and head of the Latvian National Opera Andrejs Žagars (1958-2019) passed away on February 26, 2019 in Riga, Latvia after a long illness. Born on October 16, 1958 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, U.S.S.R. He led the Latvian National Opera from 1996 to 2013. An actor by trade, he worked at the Dailes Theater until 1994. He was an actor in a number of feature films, the chief of which was the TV drama ‘Long Road in the Dunes’. He appeared as Natt Bumppo in the 1987 Euro-western “Sledopyt” (The Pathfinder).


  • BRANDON, Clifton (Clifton Allan Brandon) - 1/26/1927, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A. - 2/21/2018

American production manager Clifton Brandon died on September 20, 2018, he was 91. Brando was born Clifton Allan Brandon in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 26, 1927. He began his career as a second assistant director and gained his first experience as a production manager on ‘The Errol Flynn Theatre’ (1956-1957). He went on to work on films including “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) and “The Mechanic” (1972). He was a production supervisor on the 1972 Euro-western “Chato’s Land”.


  • BACKUS, Gus (Donald Edgar Backus) - 9/12/1937, Southampton, Long Island, New York, U.S.A. - 2/21/2019, Germering, Bavaria, U.S.A.

Recording artist and actor Gus Backus has died. The native American died on February 21, 2019 after a long illness in Germering near Bavaria, Germany. Backus was 81 years old. In Germany, hea singer in the 1960s and 1970s, among others, with hits such as ‘Brauner Bär und weiße Taube’, ‘Da sprach der alte Häuptling der Indianer’ and ‘Der Mann im Mond’ were famous recordings. Born in Long Island, New York under the name Donald Edgar Backus on September 12, 1937, the singer came to Wiesbaden in the mid-50s as a US soldier. In addition to several chart successes in Europe, Backus also had engagements as an actor. He had his most famous appearance in the Austrian comedy film "Unsere tollen Tanten" (1961) with his ‘Sauerkraut Polka’. He was also a member of the American singing group The Dell-Vikings whose big hit was “Whispering Bells in 1957. Backus appeared as Fryer in the 1969 German TV western “Pistolen-Jenny”


  • ALONSO, Chelo (Isabel Apolonia García Hernández) - 4/10/1933, Central Lugareño, Camagüey, Cuba - 2/20/2019, Mentana, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Cuban dancer, actress Chelo Alonso has passed away at her son’s Mentana, Italy home on February 20, 2019, at the age of 85. Alonso was born Isabel Apolonia García Hernández in Central Lugareño, Camagüey, Cuba on April 10, 1933. She emerged as a new exotic dancing talent at the Folies Bergère in Paris and was billed as the "new Josephine Baker", who had also performed and become famous at the Folies. Alonso was billed as the "Cuban H-Bomb", and mixed Afro-Cuban rhythms from her homeland with "bump and grind". She was first noticed internationally in the 1959 film, Nel segno di Roma (Sheba and the Gladiator), which starred Anita Ekberg and Georges Marchal. Owing to a particularly erotic dance number, her picture and name became more prominent on the movie's publicity posters than either of the two leads, much to Ekberg's dismay. After the death of her husband in 1986, Alonso moved to the city of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. She retired from film and started a cat-breeding business, as well as a four-star hotel. Alonso appeared in three Euro-westerns: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966) as Mrs. Mondrega/Stevens; “Run, Man Run” (1967) as Dolores and “Night of the Serpent” (1968) also as Dolores.


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