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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...
  
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 ===
 
=== FRESH GRAVES ===
  
*'''ROHM, Maria''' - 8/13/1945, Vienna, Austria - 6/18/2018, Canada
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*'''CROCCOLO, Carlo''' - 4/9/1927, Naples, Campania, Italy - 10/12/2019, Naples, Campania, Italy
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''PAUDITS, Béla''' - 8/19/1949, Budapest, Hungary - 6/13/2018, Budapest, Hungary
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''GOVORUKHIN, Stanislav (Stanislav Sergeevich Govorukhin)''' - 3/29/1936, Berezniki, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 6/14/2018, Bravikha, Moscow, Russia
 
 
 
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”.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''BONNOT, Françoise''' 8/17/1839, Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France - 6/9/2018, Paris, Île-de-France, 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).
 
 
 
 
 
*'''GASCON, Gabriel''' - 1/8/1927, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 5/30/2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''CARUSO, Pippo (Giuseppe Caruso)''' - 12/22/1935, Belpasso, Catania, Italy - 5/28/2018, Passo Corese, Rieti, Italy
 
 
 
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”.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''GRAZIANI, Sergio''' - 11/10/1930, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giuli, Italy - 5/25/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''WALKER, Clint (Norman Eugene Walker)''' - 5/30/1927, Hartford, Illinois, U.S.A. - 5/21/2018, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
*'''REYNAUD, Janine (Janine Lucienne Reynaud Godard)''' - 8/13/1930 Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/13/2018, Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.A.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Reynaud appeared as a prostitute in Tony Anthony's 1971 Euro-western "Blindman".
 
 
 
 
 
*'''VANCE, William (William van Cutsem)''' - 9/8/1935, Anderlecht, Belgium - 5/14/2018, Belgium
 
 
 
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).
 
 
 
 
 
*'''KIDDER, Margot (Margaret Ruth Kidder)''' - 10/17/1948, Yellowknife North West Territories, Canada - 5/13/2018, Livingston, Montana, U.S.A.
 
 
 
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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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.
  
*'''TSULADZE, Baadur (Baadur Sokratovich Tsuladze)''' - 3/5/1935, Batumi, Transcaucasian, U.S.S.R. - 5/13/2018, Tbilisi, Georgia
 
  
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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*'''BARROS, Esmeralda (Esmerlinda de Barros)''' - 9/4/1944, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil - 10/10/2019, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  
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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
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“Where the Bullets Fly” also 1972 (as a whore)
  
*'''FERRARI, Paolo''' - 2/26/1929, Brussels, Belgium - 5/6/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
  
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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*'''EFRON, Marshall''' - 2/3/1938, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. - 9/30/2019, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  
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American actor and humorist Marshall Efron died from cardiac arrest at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. on September 30, 2019. He was 81. He was originally known for his work on the listener-sponsored Pacifica radio stations WBAI New York and KPFK Los Angeles, and later for the PBS television show The Great American Dream Machine (the original showcase of Chevy Chase). Efron also produced features of his own such as A Satirical View. Marshal Efron was also the author of a number of children's works such as Bible Stories You Can't Forget: No Matter How Hard You Try. He also starred in the Sunday-morning television program Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified, and Painless Sunday School on CBS from 1973 to 1977. Efron appeared in one Euro-western as the Mexican bartender in the opening cantina scene in 1971’s ‘Doc’ starring Stacy Keach and Faye Dunaway.
  
*'''LASTRETTI, Adolfo''' - 11/18/1937, Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy - 5/5/2018, Loiano, Bologna, Emilia- Romagna, Italy
 
  
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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*'''GOTT, Karel''' - 7/14/1939, Pilsen, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia - 10/1/2019, Prague, Czech Republic
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Czechoslovakian pop singer Karel Gott, who became a star behind the Iron Curtain, has died. He was 80. Gott died late Tuesday October 1, 2019 at his home in Prague after battling a long illness, his wife Ivana said in a statement. Gott recently announced he had acute leukemia. Gott released some 300 albums starting in the 1960s and sold tens of millions of copies in his country, the Soviet Union and elsewhere in the Communist world. But he was also a rare example of a pop singer from Eastern Europe whose music became popular in some Western European countries, especially in West Germany. "The golden voice from Prague" as Gott was called in that country, had one of the biggest hits there with "Maya the Bee" ("Die Biene Maja" in German), the title song from a 1970s cartoon television series. Gott appeared or was heard in three Euro-weterns:  Karel Gott: Zdvorilý Woody (TV) - 1963 (Woody); Revue pro banjo – 1963 where he also sings duet “Nestálá láska (Careless Love)”; Lemonade Joe – 1964 sings: “Oh Ye Gods, What a Dime Drink”.
  
  
*'''VERZIERA, Marcello''' - 1/22/1935, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''EVANS, John (John  Franklin Evans)''' - 3/10/1943, Macedonia - 9/28/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  
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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Canadian actor, director, producer, playwright, father, friend John Evans passed away at his home in Toronto surrounded by love on September 28, 2019, following a diagnosis of cancer ten months ago. He was 76. John Franklin Evans was born in Macedonia on March 10, 1943 nd brought great precision and deep feeling to his craft. He was warm and supportive of those he worked with, but he was not known to suffer fools gladly, and if that happened to include the director, so be it. John was married to actress, singer, dancer Lyne Tremblay and the two had two daughters Michelle and Lisa. John appeared s Lyle in the 1976 Euro-SiFi-western “Welcome to Blood  City starring Jack Palance and Keir Dullea.
  
  
*'''VÖLZ, Wolfgang (Wolfgang Otto Isaak Treppengeländer)''' - 8/16/1930, Free City of Danzig - 5/2/2018, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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*'''PADOVAN, Marta(Conxita Alà i Miquel)''' - 1/9/1938, Poblenou, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain – 9/29/2019, Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
  
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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Spanish film, TV and voice actress and theater actress died in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday September 29, 2019. She was 81. Born in Poblenou, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain in 1938 she made her film debut at the age of 20 in “La muralla” (1958) directed by Luis Lucia. She would go on to appear in more than 60 film and television series. In the 1980s she turned to the theater and even started her own company ‘Romea Theater’. Padovan was also very active as a voice dubber and was best remembered as the voice of Roseanne Barr in the TV series “Roseanne”. She appeared in two Euro-westerns; “Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” 1965 in the role of Lois Duvall and “The Secret of Captain O'Hara” (1966) in the role of(Mary McQueen/Mary MacQuint.
  
  
*'''CUCCHIARA, Tony (Salvatore Cucchiara)''' - 10/30/1937, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - 5/3/2018, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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*'''OBREGON, Rodrigo (Rodrigo Obregón Osorio)''' - 10/28/1951, Montélimar, Rhone-Alpes, France – 9/25/2019 Barranquilla, Atlantica, Colombia
  
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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Colombian actor Rodrigo Obregón died in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia on September 25, 2019, due to complications of prostate cancer he suffered from. He was 68. Obregón was born in Montélimar, Rhone-Alpes, France on October 28, 1951. He was the son of painter Alejandro Obregón and choreographer Sonia Osorio. Rodrigo appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Django Strikes Again” as a henchman of 'El Diablo' Orlowsky played by Chrisstopher Connelly and as  Kaspar in 1994s’ “Jonathan of the Bears” starring Franco Nero.
  
  
  
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Latest revision as of 12:55, 16 October 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...

Sorted by last name: 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

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FRESH GRAVES

  • 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.


  • 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)


  • EFRON, Marshall - 2/3/1938, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. - 9/30/2019, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

American actor and humorist Marshall Efron died from cardiac arrest at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. on September 30, 2019. He was 81. He was originally known for his work on the listener-sponsored Pacifica radio stations WBAI New York and KPFK Los Angeles, and later for the PBS television show The Great American Dream Machine (the original showcase of Chevy Chase). Efron also produced features of his own such as A Satirical View. Marshal Efron was also the author of a number of children's works such as Bible Stories You Can't Forget: No Matter How Hard You Try. He also starred in the Sunday-morning television program Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified, and Painless Sunday School on CBS from 1973 to 1977. Efron appeared in one Euro-western as the Mexican bartender in the opening cantina scene in 1971’s ‘Doc’ starring Stacy Keach and Faye Dunaway.


  • GOTT, Karel - 7/14/1939, Pilsen, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia - 10/1/2019, Prague, Czech Republic

Czechoslovakian pop singer Karel Gott, who became a star behind the Iron Curtain, has died. He was 80. Gott died late Tuesday October 1, 2019 at his home in Prague after battling a long illness, his wife Ivana said in a statement. Gott recently announced he had acute leukemia. Gott released some 300 albums starting in the 1960s and sold tens of millions of copies in his country, the Soviet Union and elsewhere in the Communist world. But he was also a rare example of a pop singer from Eastern Europe whose music became popular in some Western European countries, especially in West Germany. "The golden voice from Prague" as Gott was called in that country, had one of the biggest hits there with "Maya the Bee" ("Die Biene Maja" in German), the title song from a 1970s cartoon television series. Gott appeared or was heard in three Euro-weterns: Karel Gott: Zdvorilý Woody (TV) - 1963 (Woody); Revue pro banjo – 1963 where he also sings duet “Nestálá láska (Careless Love)”; Lemonade Joe – 1964 sings: “Oh Ye Gods, What a Dime Drink”.


  • EVANS, John (John Franklin Evans) - 3/10/1943, Macedonia - 9/28/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian actor, director, producer, playwright, father, friend John Evans passed away at his home in Toronto surrounded by love on September 28, 2019, following a diagnosis of cancer ten months ago. He was 76. John Franklin Evans was born in Macedonia on March 10, 1943 nd brought great precision and deep feeling to his craft. He was warm and supportive of those he worked with, but he was not known to suffer fools gladly, and if that happened to include the director, so be it. John was married to actress, singer, dancer Lyne Tremblay and the two had two daughters Michelle and Lisa. John appeared s Lyle in the 1976 Euro-SiFi-western “Welcome to Blood City starring Jack Palance and Keir Dullea.


  • PADOVAN, Marta(Conxita Alà i Miquel) - 1/9/1938, Poblenou, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain – 9/29/2019, Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain

Spanish film, TV and voice actress and theater actress died in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday September 29, 2019. She was 81. Born in Poblenou, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain in 1938 she made her film debut at the age of 20 in “La muralla” (1958) directed by Luis Lucia. She would go on to appear in more than 60 film and television series. In the 1980s she turned to the theater and even started her own company ‘Romea Theater’. Padovan was also very active as a voice dubber and was best remembered as the voice of Roseanne Barr in the TV series “Roseanne”. She appeared in two Euro-westerns; “Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” 1965 in the role of Lois Duvall and “The Secret of Captain O'Hara” (1966) in the role of(Mary McQueen/Mary MacQuint.


  • OBREGON, Rodrigo (Rodrigo Obregón Osorio) - 10/28/1951, Montélimar, Rhone-Alpes, France – 9/25/2019 Barranquilla, Atlantica, Colombia

Colombian actor Rodrigo Obregón died in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia on September 25, 2019, due to complications of prostate cancer he suffered from. He was 68. Obregón was born in Montélimar, Rhone-Alpes, France on October 28, 1951. He was the son of painter Alejandro Obregón and choreographer Sonia Osorio. Rodrigo appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Django Strikes Again” as a henchman of 'El Diablo' Orlowsky played by Chrisstopher Connelly and as Kaspar in 1994s’ “Jonathan of the Bears” starring Franco Nero.

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