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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...

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FRESH GRAVES

  • SANTI, Giancarlo - 10/7/1939, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 2/19/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Jean Francois Gire announced on Sunday February 21, 2021 the passing of director Giancarlo Santi in Rome. He was 81. Santi was born in Rome, Italy on October 7, 1939. Santi began his career as production assistant for Gian Vittorio Baldi and later became and assistant director of Marco Ferreri on “L’ape regina”, La Donna scimmia” “Controsesso” and “Marcia nuziale” Santi collaborated with Sergio Leone on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time in the West”. He was chosen by Leone to direct “Duck You Sucker! After Peter Bogdanovich was fired, but the American production rejected this decision and Leone was forced to direct the movie. At any rate, Santi was the second unit director. He finally debuted as director in 1972, with the spaghetti western “The Grand Duel”.


  • CHATEL, Philippe - 2/23/1948, Paris, Île-de-France, France - 2/19/2021. Paris, Île-de-France, France

French author, composer and performer Philippe Chatel died in Paris on Febraury 19 at the age of 72, his family announced to Agence France-Presse. "My father died last night of a heart attack, at his home in Paris," said his daughter Émilie, to whom was dedicated this world-famous musical tale, created in 1979 and which has been the subject of several versions in forty years. Born in Paris on February 23, 1948, he was a writer on the 1994-1995 TV series ‘Davy Crockett’.


  • DORI, Sandro (Alberto Schiappadori) 12/21/1938, Ostiglia, Lombardy, - Rome, Lazio Italy – 2/15/2021

French author, composer and performer Philippe Chatel died in Paris on Febraury 19 at the age of 72, his family announced to Agence France-Presse. "My father died last night of a heart attack, at his home in Paris," said his daughter Émilie, to whom was dedicated this world-famous musical tale, created in 1979 and which has been the subject of several versions in forty years. Born in Paris on February 23, 1948, he was a writer on the 1994-1995 TV series ‘Davy Crockett’.


Italian actor Sandro Dori died in Rome on February 15, 2021. He was 82. Born Alberto Schiappadori in Ostiglia, Italy on December 21, 1938, he began his film career in the first half of 1960s alternating his activity as a film actor with a career in theater and dubbing. The role that the public first noticed him was that of Dr. Zucconi in “Il medico della mutualua”, in which he played one of Guido Tersilli's perfidious colleagues, a role also played in the sequel “Professor. Dr Guido Tersilli primario della clinica Villa Celeste convenzionata con le mutue”. During his career, Sandro was able to work with such directors Dario Argento, Mario Monicelli, Steno, Carlo Vanzina, Pupi Avati, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luigi Zampa, Luciano Salce and Sidney Lumet. Sandro Dori appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Hills Run Red” (1966) as a saloon barker and “And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars” (1968) as the sideshow owner.


  • STALMASTER, Lynn (Lynn Allen Stalmaster) - 11/17/1927, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. - 2/12/2021, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Legendary Hollywood casting director died in his Los Angeles home on the morning of February 12, 2021. He was 93. He impacted hundreds of films and jump-started the careers of unknowns including Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Reeve, LaVar Burton and Ned Beatty. He was born Lynn Allen Stalmaster on November 17, 1927 and at the Governors Awards in November 2016 became the first casting director in history to receive an Academy Award. Lynn cast the Euro-westerns: “Return of the Seven” (1966); “Guns of the Magnificent Seven” (1969); “Cannon for Cordoba” (1970) and “Billy Two Hats” (1974).


  • MORIYAMA, Shūichirō (Hiroo Ōtsuka) - 1/26/1934, Aichi, Japan - 2/8/2021, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Japanese actor and voice actor Shuichiro Moriyama died of pneumonia on February 8, 2021, he was 87. Moriyama was born on July 26, 1934 in Nagoya. He was the Japanese voice of Luigi Pistilli in “The Great Silence” and Telly Savalas’ voice in “Sonny and Jed”.


  • CARRIERE, Jean-Claude (Jean-Claude François Carrière) - 9/19/1931, Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérault, France - 2/8/2021, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Jean-Claude Carrière, the prolific French screenwriter and novelist who was Oscar-nominated for “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “That Obscure Object of Desire” and “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” died February 8, 2021 at his home in Paris. He was 89. Often collaborated with Luis Buñuel, Louis Malle and Milos Forman. Carrière co-wrote the screenplay and several songs for 1965’s “Viva Maria! With Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau.


  • ROTUNNO, Giuseppe - 3/19/1923, Rome, Lazio, Italy - 2/7/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Giuseppe, known as Peppino, Rotunno, one of the greatest masters of world photography, collaborator of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini, died in Rome, Italy on February 7, 2021. He was 97 years old. In his long career he has worked on masterpieces such as Amarcord, Il gattopardo and Rocco and his brothers and Il Casanova but also a lot in the United States. Born in Rome on March 19, 1923, he worked with such important American directors as Stanley Kramer, Martin Ritt, John Huston, Mike Nichols, Monte Hellman, Bob Fosse, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, Fred Zinnemann, Terry Gilliam, Sydney Pollack. He was the first non-American cinematographer to be admitted to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) in 1966. Rotunno was cinematographer on 1978’s “China 9, Liberty 37” with Fabio Testi, Warren Oates and Jenny Agutter.


  • BELLINI, Isa (Isabella Calo) - 6/19/1922, Mantoya, Lombardy, Italy - 2/5/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

. Italian actress, voice dubber and singer Isa Bellini died today February 5th in Italy. She was 99. Born Isabella Calo in Mantoya, Lombardy, Italy on June 19. 1922. After winning several singing contests she came to Rome and began a solo career and then joined the “Il Trio Primavera”. She then devoted her career to the theater before becoming a presenter on Italian radio and TV. She appeared as a singer in the 1968 Euro-western TV film “Non cantare spara” (Don’t Sing Shoot).


  • CORBUCCI, Nori (Eleanora Bonicelli) 193?, Naples, Campania, Italy - 2/3/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian costume designer, writer and widow of Sergio Corbucci, Nori Corbucci died in Rome, Italy on February 3, 2021. Born Nori Bonicelli in Naples, Italy, in addition to being a respected costume designer, she was also a writer: in 1981 one of her poetry books, Oltre l’idea (Beyond the Idea), was selected for the Viareggio prize. Subsequently, she wrote esoteric fairy tales and there are several publications to commemorate her missing husband. Nori was costume designer on “Hellbenders” (1967), a caterer on “The Big Silence” (1968) and appeared as herself in the short documentary “An Indian Named Joe” in 2009.


  • MONELLI, Silvia - 9/6/1932, Messine, Sicily, Italy - 1/27/2021, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Italian theater, film, TV voice actress and dubbing director Silvia Monelli passed away in Rome, Italy on January 27, 2021. She was 88. Born in Messine, Sicily, Italy on September 6, 1932 her acting career began in 1958 with an appearance as Commessa in the Italian TV mini-series ‘Valentina (Una ragazza che ha fretta)’. Silvia would go on to appear in over 20 films and TV series. She was better known as a dubbing director and voice actress. She directed several dozen films into Italian while adding or changing dialogue and occasionally voicing a role or two. She appeared as Stella in the 1971 Euro-western “Acquasanta Joe” (Holy Water Joe”), starring Richard Harrison and Ty Hardin.

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