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=== FRESH GRAVES ===
 
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*'''LONSDALE, Michel''' - 5/24/1931, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 9/21/2020, Paris, Île-de-France, France
  
*'''THOMAS, Peter - 12/1/1925, Breslau, Silesia, Germany - 6/17/2020, Lugano, Switzerland
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Anglo-French actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the villain opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in the 1979 film Moonraker, died at the age of 89 in his Paris home on September 21, 2020. Lonsdale had a varied career in film, TV, radio and stage. Before becoming a Bond villain, he played the Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in 1973 political thriller “The Day of the Jackal”. He later appeared as Jean-Pierre in 1998 US action film “Ronin”, alongside Robert De Niro, and as Papa in Steven Spielberg's 2005 historical thriller “Munich”. Lonsdale’s only Euro-western was as the French voice of Bartleby in 2007’s “Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure”.
  
Film composer Peter Thomas died in Lugano, Switzerland on May 17, 2020, he was 94. He was the composer for such legendary series as "Raumpatrouille", "Derrick" and "Der Alte" as well as numerous works for films like "Der Hexer", "Der Zinker" and "Der eheimliche Mönch" or "Onkel Toms Hütte", "Thunder at the Border” and “ Steiner - The Iron Cross ”, to name but a few. He became one of the busiest composers in Germany in the 1960s. He also contributed soundtracks to several catalog films on the film label Darling Berlin of UCM.ONE by director Will Tremper ("The Endless Night", "Playgirl" and "Escape to Berlin").
 
  
He also created the film music for the horror classic " Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel" by Harald Reinl, which will be released in a remastered deluxe edition at M-Square Classics later this year. He worked tirelessly to the end - together with Walter Potganski (moviemax, Munich) - to reconstruct the previously unpublished soundtrack for a first release in this collector's edition. Thomas’ Euro-western compositions include ‘The Last Tomahawk” (1964); ‘Thunder at the Border” 1966; ‘My Friend Winnetou” (TV 1979).
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*'''CAREL, Roger (Roger Henri Eli Bancharel)''' - 8/14/1927, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 9/11/2020, Aigre, Charente, France
  
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French actor and voice dubber Roger Carel died September 11, 2020 in Aigre, Charente, France. He was 93. He was born Roger Henri Eli Bancharel on August 14, 1927 in Paris and after a brief acting career found fame as a voice dubber. Approached by Disney he became inseparable from around forty cartoon characters, such as that of Mickey Mouse, Kaa the snake from “Jngle Book. In “Winnie the Pooh” he manages to play both the famous little bear and Coco Rabbit and Piglet at the same time. Alf in the eponymous television series, Kermitt the frog from the "Muppet Show", Fred Flintstone and even the droid C-3PO from the Star Wars saga are all characters to which Roger Carel lent his voice. Among his Euro-westerns that he dubbed are Roberto Camardiel in “The Man from Nowhere” (1966), Ming Foo Lee, Mathias Bones in the Lucky Luke film series and Jolly Jumper on the 1983-1984 TV series. He was also the French voice of Asterix in 1994’s “Asterix in America”.
  
*'''PICCOLI, Michel (Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli) - 12/27/1925, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 5/12/2020, Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle, Normandy, France
 
  
Veteran French actor Michel Piccoli, renowned for a string of celebrated performances for directors such as Luis Bunuel, Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, died may 12, 2020 in France, he was 94. Piccoli’s acting career stretched back to the 1940s, but he began his association with major directors in Jean Renoir’s French Cancan in 1955. He was first cast by Bunuel a year later in Death in the Garden, where he played a priest; he would go on to act in a further six Bunuel films, including Diary of a Chambermaid, Belle de Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. However, the high point of his 1960s work was arguably Godard’s Contempt, in which he played opposite Brigitte Bardot as the scriptwriter hired to work on an adaptation of The Odyssey. n subsequent decades, Piccoli became a stalwart of French art films, appearing in Death in a French Garden (1985), Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang (1986) and Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse (1991). In 2011 he played the reluctant pope in Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, and one of his final appearances was in another Carax film, Holy Motors in 2012. Piccoli was married three times: first to Eléonore Hirt, then to singer Juliette Gréco (until 1977), and to Ludivine Clerc, who survives him. Piccoli appeared in the French Euro-westerns: “Terreur en Oklahoma” (1951)  as Tommy Goudchote; “Don’t Touch the White Woman!” (1973) as Buffalo Bill and “Far West”  (1973) as the Indian chief.
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*'''POZZOBON, Atilio (Atilio Angel Pozzobón)''' - 3/24/1938, Llavallo, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina - 9/12/2020, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  
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Renowned film, television, theater and publicity actor Atilio Pozzobón, Saturday at the age of 82, according to the Argentine Association of Actors. He worked uninterruptedly from 1959 to 1976 mainly as a sports journalist, film and TV actor. He appeared as the barman in 2009’s “Lucky Luke” which starred Jean Dujardin.
  
*'''ERICSON, John (Joseph Alexander Ottokar Meibes)''' - 9/25/1926, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - 5/3/2020, U.S.A. Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
 
  
German born American actor John Ericson died of pneumonia in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born Joseph Meibes on Sept. 25, 1926, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ericson studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in the same class as Grace Kelly, Jack Palance and Don Rickles. Ericson appeared on Broadway in the original production 1951 of Stalag 17, directed by José Ferrer, and he made his film debut in Teresa (1951), directed by Fred Zinnemann. Three years later, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in Rhapsody (1954). Ericson played "Man Friday" Sam Bolt opposite Francis' private eye title character and a pet ocelot named Bruce on ABC's Honey West. John appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Vengeance of Pancho Villa” (1966) as Don Diego Alvarado/Diego Owens/Django and “Heads or Tails” (1968) as Will Hunter/Bill Abilene/William Huston/Black Talisman.
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*'''CELEA, Şerban''' - 6/10/1952, Bucharest, Romania – 8/20/2020
  
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Romanian actor Şerban Celea died on August 20, 2020, at the age of 68, the Romanian Theater Union announces. Born on June 10, 1952, graduated from the College “St. Sava ”from Bucharest and the Institute of Theater and Cinematographic Art, class of 1975, in the class of teacher Sanda Manu. He started his career as an actor at the “George Bacovia” Dramatic Theater in Bacău (1975-1976), he continued at the Giuleşti Theater (today Odeon) between 1976-1979, the Comedy Theater (1979-1994), the Bulandra Theater (1994- present). For the most part, Celea has appeared in horror and action films released directly to the video, such as My Enemy’s Enemy , Witchouse II: Blood Co. and The Prince of Darkness: The True Story of Dracula. He has also appeared in Steven Seagal ’s Attack Force and Jean-Claude Van Dammen’s Second in Command and Assassination Games. Serban appeared in two Euo-westerns: “Phantom Town” (1997) as a cowboy and as the bartender in “Aliens in the Wild, Wild West” (1999).
  
*'''MATASSI, Goffredo''' 11/8/1933, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 4/28/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
  
Italian actor Goffredo Matassi died today in Rome. During his career he had voiced Morgan Freeman's caliber actors in "The Ruthless", Paul Brooke in "Bridget Jones Diary", Donnelly Rhodes in "Tron Legacy" and David Bradley in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Gifts of Death Part II". On TV Eddie Jones as Jones as Jonathan Kent in the first season of "Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman" and Peter Vaughan in those of Master Aemon in "The Thrones". He was the voice of Droopy in the series "Droopy Chief Detective" and Amphitrion in the Disney movie "Hercules". Among his latest works were the dubbing of Dr. Teeth in "The Muppet" and "Muppets 2-Wanted". Matassi was also a film actor and appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Hills Run Red” (1966) as a croupier and “Pray and Kill” (1967) as a gambler.
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*'''GAWRONSKI, Andrzej''' - 2/10/1935, Warsaw, Poland - 9/4/2020, Warsaw, Poland
  
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Polish theater, film, TV and voice actor Andrzej Gawronski died in a Warsaw, Poland hospital on September 4, 2020. He was 85. Born in Warsaw on Febrauary 2, 1935. He appeared on the stage of theaters, but he died not avoid films and TV productions, including dubbing. He appeared in four Euro-westerns as a voice actor: “Old Surehand” (1965); “The Halfbreed” (1966); “Bolek and Lolek in the Wild West” (1986) and Lucky Luke - Go West – 2007.
  
*'''MELLIES, Otto''' - 1/19/1931, Schlawe, Pomerania - 4/27/2020, Germany
 
  
Theater, film, radio, TV actor and voice dubber Otto Mellies died on Monday April 27, 2020. He was 89. Born in Schlawe in Pomerania on January 19, 1931. His mother, older sister and their children died shortly before the end of the war. His father was still a soldier at that time. His brother Eberhard, who later also worked as an actor, was drafted in the war, so that Mellies was on his own when he was 14 and worked as a groom for Russian soldiers. After attending school interrupted by the turmoil of the Second World War, Mellies applied to the Schwerin Theater at the age of 16 and received from the well-known actress. In 1956 the director Wolfgang Langhoff brought him to the German Theater in Berlin, where he had been a member of the ensemble for 50 years. His leading role was Nathan in Lessing's “Nathan the Wise” – he played this role a total of 325 times and wrote stage history with it. . “For me, theater was the mother of art. I did everything else, film, television, radio, on the side. But I enjoyed everything.” He was known to German Spaghetti Western fans as the German voice of Alberto Farnese in the 1985 western “White Apache” starring Sebastian Harrison.
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*'''KLYUYEV, Boris (Boris Vladimirovich Klyuyev)''' - 7/13/1944, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 9/1/2020, Moscow, Russia
  
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Russian theater and film actor Boris Klyuyev died in Moscow, Russia on September 1, 2020. He was 76. Boris Vladimirovich Klyuev was born on July 13, 1944 in Moscow. On the stage of the Maly Theater, he began to appear in extras while still a fourth-year student, and after graduation he received an invitation to his troupe. Among the most famous film roles of the actor are Mycroft Holmes, the Count of Rochefort in “D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers”, Nikolai Petrovich in the sitcom “The Voronins”. He appeared in one Euro-western as Cameron Brody in the 1993 TV series ‘Alaska Kid’.
  
*'''RISI, Claudio''' - 11/12/1948, Bern Switzerland - 4/26/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
  
Italian director, assistant director, writer, cameraman Claudio Risi died in Rome, Italy on April 26, 2020 from complications of a heart attack he has in February. The son of director Dino Risi and the older brother of producer, director Marco Risi he was involved more in television where he was twice awarded the Italian Telegatto equivalent to our Emmy for his direction of the TV series ‘The Boys of the 3rd C. Cludio was a cameraman on 1972’s “Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?” starring Tomas Milian and Gregg Hunter.
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*'''CASS, David S. ((David Stanley Cass)''' - 1942, U.S.A. - 8/28/2020, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.
  
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David S. Cass Sr., a top stunt coordinator of the 1980s and 1990s, who segued to a directing career, died August 27. 2020 in Woodland Hills, California of complications from cancer. He was 78. Cass began his movie career as an extra. He transitioned to alternating between acting parts and stunt work, starting with the 1963 John Wayne film McLintock!, on which he performed stunts. He went on to become a sought-after stunt coordinator and second unit director with such credits as Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, Knight Rider 2000, Walker, Texas Ranger and the Desperado TV movie franchise. He directed the 2002 German, U.S.A. co-produced TV western film ‘Johnson County War’ starring Tom Berenger and Burt Reynolds.
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*''' CAMINITO, Augusto''' - 7/1/1939, Naples, Campania, Italy - 8/23/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Italian producer, director, screenwriter Augusto Carminito died in Naples, Campania, Italy on August 23, 2020. He was 81. He was born on July 1, 1939 in Naples. A producer and director he was best known for producing “King of New York” (1990), directing “Grandi cacciatori” (1990) and as a writer for “The Vatican Affair” (1968).  To the fans of the Euro-western he was best know as a screenwriter. He co-wrote the scripts for eight Euro-westerns: “Halleluja for Django” and “Long Days of Revenge” both (1966); “Death Rides Along”; “Django, the Last Killer”; “Pecos Cleans Up”; “Poker With Pistols” and
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“The Ruthless Four” all in 1967 and “Brothers Blue” (1971).
  
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:46, 22 September 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...

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

  • LONSDALE, Michel - 5/24/1931, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 9/21/2020, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Anglo-French actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the villain opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in the 1979 film Moonraker, died at the age of 89 in his Paris home on September 21, 2020. Lonsdale had a varied career in film, TV, radio and stage. Before becoming a Bond villain, he played the Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in 1973 political thriller “The Day of the Jackal”. He later appeared as Jean-Pierre in 1998 US action film “Ronin”, alongside Robert De Niro, and as Papa in Steven Spielberg's 2005 historical thriller “Munich”. Lonsdale’s only Euro-western was as the French voice of Bartleby in 2007’s “Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure”.


  • CAREL, Roger (Roger Henri Eli Bancharel) - 8/14/1927, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 9/11/2020, Aigre, Charente, France

French actor and voice dubber Roger Carel died September 11, 2020 in Aigre, Charente, France. He was 93. He was born Roger Henri Eli Bancharel on August 14, 1927 in Paris and after a brief acting career found fame as a voice dubber. Approached by Disney he became inseparable from around forty cartoon characters, such as that of Mickey Mouse, Kaa the snake from “Jngle Book. In “Winnie the Pooh” he manages to play both the famous little bear and Coco Rabbit and Piglet at the same time. Alf in the eponymous television series, Kermitt the frog from the "Muppet Show", Fred Flintstone and even the droid C-3PO from the Star Wars saga are all characters to which Roger Carel lent his voice. Among his Euro-westerns that he dubbed are Roberto Camardiel in “The Man from Nowhere” (1966), Ming Foo Lee, Mathias Bones in the Lucky Luke film series and Jolly Jumper on the 1983-1984 TV series. He was also the French voice of Asterix in 1994’s “Asterix in America”.


  • POZZOBON, Atilio (Atilio Angel Pozzobón) - 3/24/1938, Llavallo, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina - 9/12/2020, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Renowned film, television, theater and publicity actor Atilio Pozzobón, Saturday at the age of 82, according to the Argentine Association of Actors. He worked uninterruptedly from 1959 to 1976 mainly as a sports journalist, film and TV actor. He appeared as the barman in 2009’s “Lucky Luke” which starred Jean Dujardin.


  • CELEA, Şerban - 6/10/1952, Bucharest, Romania – 8/20/2020

Romanian actor Şerban Celea died on August 20, 2020, at the age of 68, the Romanian Theater Union announces. Born on June 10, 1952, graduated from the College “St. Sava ”from Bucharest and the Institute of Theater and Cinematographic Art, class of 1975, in the class of teacher Sanda Manu. He started his career as an actor at the “George Bacovia” Dramatic Theater in Bacău (1975-1976), he continued at the Giuleşti Theater (today Odeon) between 1976-1979, the Comedy Theater (1979-1994), the Bulandra Theater (1994- present). For the most part, Celea has appeared in horror and action films released directly to the video, such as My Enemy’s Enemy , Witchouse II: Blood Co. and The Prince of Darkness: The True Story of Dracula. He has also appeared in Steven Seagal ’s Attack Force and Jean-Claude Van Dammen’s Second in Command and Assassination Games. Serban appeared in two Euo-westerns: “Phantom Town” (1997) as a cowboy and as the bartender in “Aliens in the Wild, Wild West” (1999).


  • GAWRONSKI, Andrzej - 2/10/1935, Warsaw, Poland - 9/4/2020, Warsaw, Poland

Polish theater, film, TV and voice actor Andrzej Gawronski died in a Warsaw, Poland hospital on September 4, 2020. He was 85. Born in Warsaw on Febrauary 2, 1935. He appeared on the stage of theaters, but he died not avoid films and TV productions, including dubbing. He appeared in four Euro-westerns as a voice actor: “Old Surehand” (1965); “The Halfbreed” (1966); “Bolek and Lolek in the Wild West” (1986) and Lucky Luke - Go West – 2007.


  • KLYUYEV, Boris (Boris Vladimirovich Klyuyev) - 7/13/1944, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. - 9/1/2020, Moscow, Russia

Russian theater and film actor Boris Klyuyev died in Moscow, Russia on September 1, 2020. He was 76. Boris Vladimirovich Klyuev was born on July 13, 1944 in Moscow. On the stage of the Maly Theater, he began to appear in extras while still a fourth-year student, and after graduation he received an invitation to his troupe. Among the most famous film roles of the actor are Mycroft Holmes, the Count of Rochefort in “D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers”, Nikolai Petrovich in the sitcom “The Voronins”. He appeared in one Euro-western as Cameron Brody in the 1993 TV series ‘Alaska Kid’.


  • CASS, David S. ((David Stanley Cass) - 1942, U.S.A. - 8/28/2020, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.

David S. Cass Sr., a top stunt coordinator of the 1980s and 1990s, who segued to a directing career, died August 27. 2020 in Woodland Hills, California of complications from cancer. He was 78. Cass began his movie career as an extra. He transitioned to alternating between acting parts and stunt work, starting with the 1963 John Wayne film McLintock!, on which he performed stunts. He went on to become a sought-after stunt coordinator and second unit director with such credits as Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, Knight Rider 2000, Walker, Texas Ranger and the Desperado TV movie franchise. He directed the 2002 German, U.S.A. co-produced TV western film ‘Johnson County War’ starring Tom Berenger and Burt Reynolds.


  • CAMINITO, Augusto - 7/1/1939, Naples, Campania, Italy - 8/23/2020, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian producer, director, screenwriter Augusto Carminito died in Naples, Campania, Italy on August 23, 2020. He was 81. He was born on July 1, 1939 in Naples. A producer and director he was best known for producing “King of New York” (1990), directing “Grandi cacciatori” (1990) and as a writer for “The Vatican Affair” (1968). To the fans of the Euro-western he was best know as a screenwriter. He co-wrote the scripts for eight Euro-westerns: “Halleluja for Django” and “Long Days of Revenge” both (1966); “Death Rides Along”; “Django, the Last Killer”; “Pecos Cleans Up”; “Poker With Pistols” and “The Ruthless Four” all in 1967 and “Brothers Blue” (1971).

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