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Cemetery with crosses - legends lost but remembered

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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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  • HOLSCHER, Heinz - 10/9/1925, Munich, Bavaria, Germany - 5/7/2021, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

German cinematographer, cameraman, actor Heinz Hölscher died in Munich, Germany on May 7, 2021. He was 95. Born in Munich on October 9, 1925, Hölscher trained as a photographer and then worked in repro technology. In 1948 he became a camera assistant, and in 1954 served as chief cameraman for the first time. In the 1960s and 1970s in particular, Hölscher was one of the busiest cameramen in German entertainment cinema. He worked with directors such as Alfred Weidenmann, Alfred Vohrer, Harald Reinl and Franz Josef Gottlieb. For his camera work in the film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), he received the German Film Award. He later also worked behind the camera for several television series. Holsher worked on four Euro-westerns: “Rampage at Apache Wells” (1965) [cinematographer]; “The Halfbreed” (1966) [cinematographer]; “Hellhounds of Alaska” (1972) [cinematographer]; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (aka Cassy) (1975) (Quaker) [cinematographer].

  • MOSCOSO, Gerardo (Xerardo Moscoso Caamano) - 2/24/1945, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico - 5/23/2021, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

Mexican actor, producer, and director Gerardo Moscoso died Sunday morning May 23, 2021 in a private hospital in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. His death was due to several health complications that he had already suffered, and was unrelated to the Covid-19 pandemic. Gerardo Moscoso was born in Mexico City on February 24, 1945. He was the son of Galician immigrants and a doctor from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Compostela. Moscoso had a long and fruitful career in the field of national cinema and theater, where he had the opportunity to work with the best actors of his generation and with directors such as Ludwick Margulles, Raúl Quintanilla and Luis de Tavira, among many others. Gerardo appeared in one Euro-western as Sergeant Miller in the 1980 television series “My Friend Winnetou”.