Sunday, October 23, 2016

RIP Ted Follows

Toronto Star
November 23, 2016

E.J. (TED) FOLLOWS November 30, 1926 - October 21, 2016 Edward James (Ted) Follows made his final exit stage right, camera left on October 21, 2016 after 70 years as a leading Actor, Director and Producer in stage, television and radio. Ted was born in Ottawa to Isabella and Edward Follows on November 30, 1926. He started acting in 1945 with Vancouver's Everyman Theatre. He was a founding member of Muskoka's Straw Hat Players and later the Neptune Theatre in Halifax for which he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 1976. Ted had fond memories of his years at Theatre New Brunswick and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival.

His many accomplishments in television include the CBC drama "Wojeck" and the title role in the series "McQueen". In 2000 Ted was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Kitchener- Waterloo for his contribution to the arts. In 2016 Canadian Actors' Equity recognized Ted with the Life Membership Award. His talent, mentorship and passion are an inspiration to all. Ted is the father of four children by his first wife Dawn Greenhalgh: Edwina (Matthew Ives), Laurence (Peter Ferrie), Samantha (Sean O'Bryan) and Megan.

In 1988 Ted married the love of his life, Susan Trethewey, musician and educator, and they resided in Kitchener. Susan and children will all greatly miss Ted as will his grandchildren: Lyla, Aaron, Russell, Samuel, Mikayla and Rowan. He was deeply loved by his mother-in-law Thelma Trethewey and in-laws Paul, Jim (Nancy), Mary (David Moody) and Catherine (Rob Klea), his brother Jack (Catherine) and his many nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents and father-in-law George Trethewey. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ted with his family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Monday, October 24, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also continue on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. A memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m. Reception to follow. Condolences for the family and donations to PAL (Performers Arts Lodge Toronto) may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.

FOLLOWS, Ted (Edward James Follows)
Born: 11/30/1926, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: 10/21/2016, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Ted Follows’ western – actor:
Hudson Bay (TV) - 1959

Saturday, October 22, 2016

RIP Kathryn Adams

Mankato Free Press
October 18, 2016

Kathryn's Story

Kathy was born in New Ulm, Minnesota to Anna and Christian Hohn.
She used stage name Kathryn Adams while working in films. In 1942 she married actor Hugh Beaumont.

She later became a teacher and a psychologist.

In 1975 Kathy married Dr. Fred Doty When Kathy retired she started writing and had two novels and an autobiography published.

She is survived by her children Hunter Beaumont of Munich, Germany, Kristan Beaumont of Mankato, Minnesota, and Mark Beaumont of Roswell, Georgia. She leaves six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Services will be private in northern Minnesota.

ADAMS, Kathryn (Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn)
Born: 7/15/1920, New Ulm, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Died: 10/14/2016, Mankato, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Kathryn  Adams westerns – actress:
Mollie Cures a Cowboy – 1940 (Molly)
Arizona Cyclone – 1941 (Elise)
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie – 1941 (Dorothy Walker)
Rawhide Rangers – 1941 (Jo Ann Rawlings)

RIP Clément Michu

The actor Clément Michu has died

Le Parisian
October 21, 2016

The famous figure of French cinema died Friday morning of natural causes at his home in Boulevard Gallieni to Nogent-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne). Clément Michu was 80 years old.

Accustomed to playing supporting roles, he has staked the lives of moviegoers and TV series fans for over 50 years. For many he will remain Inspector Guyomard, the right arm of Commissioner Mill for almost 30 years. But to reduce his career to this single role would be reductive as this native of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, has embodied characters. Friends of the director Gérard Oury, he said “He was lucky”, he starred in “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob”, “La Grande vadrouille”, the “La Folie des grandeurs” and many other films.

He was also recognized a lot on the street for his role in the series ‘Thierry La Fronde’.

MICHU, Clément (Antoine Louis Rene Chapuit)
Born: 11/27/1936, Villeurbanne, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Dead: 10/21/2016, Nogent-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France

Clemen Michu’s western – actor:
The Legend of Frenchie King - 1971 (Charvet)

Friday, October 21, 2016

RIP Darwin Lamb

Former Clark County Commissioner Darwin Lamb dies at 83

Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Kimber Laux
January 28, 2016

Darwin Lamb, who served as a Clark County commissioner for six years in the 1960s, died Sunday at his home in Cedar City, Utah.

The last living of 12 siblings, including former state Sen. Floyd Lamb and former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, Darwin Lamb was born in Alamo on April 20, 1932, and was involved in politics from the time he was teenager.

Lamb, owner of Western Furniture, ran unsuccessfully for a Clark County Commission seat in 1960, but he beat candidate Bert Leavitt in 1964. The longtime Democrat campaigned on improved services with emphasis on Clark County's recreational needs.

He ran again in 1966 for a four-year, at-large commission seat, touting 11 new parks and 10 new lighted baseball diamonds built during his first term. Lamb won and was elected vice chairman of the commission in '66 and chairman in '68.

Lamb was a world-class cowboy who won 38 championship buckles and 21 saddles. He built Los Rancheros steakhouse and founded Lamb and One Corp., the largest distributor of soda syrups and dispensers in Nevada in 1971.

After retirement from the soda company, Lamb moved to Cedar City.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mavourneen; three children, Tommy, Ocey and Marion; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his seven brothers: Ralph, Floyd, Sheldon, Phil, Bill, Alton and Larry; and four sisters: Myrtle Howery, Erma McIntosh, Fae Mason and Wanda Peccole.

"Gosh we had such a wonderful life together," 68-year-old Mavourneen Lamb said Thursday. "We've had so many wonderful adventures."

The pair met at Lamb's steakhouse when Mauvourneen was 30 and working for an airline. She had gone to the steakhouse to console a friend who was having problems with her boyfriend.

Lamb was walking past her when he pointed a finger at her and said ''Don't you leave." He got on stage to sing, saw Mavourneen dancing with a man and took the man's seat when the song was over.

"'I'm moving in on you buddy,' he said. And we've been together ever since," Mavourneen said. Her husband always loved and trusted people and helped them whenever he could.

"All Of His Life," she said emphatically. "He never changed."

Lamb died of pneumonia at home, surrounded by family, his wife said.

A public memorial service will be in Cedar City from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lamb's old restaurant, Rusty's Ranch House.

A Las Vegas memorial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Gilcrease Ranch Ward, 6051 Dorrell Lane, near Jones Boulevard.

LAMB, Darwin (Darwin W. Lamb)
Born: 4/20/1932, Alamo, Nevada, U.S.A.
Died: 1/24/2016, Cedar City, Utah, U.S.A.

Darwin Lamb’s westerns – actor:
The Professionals – 1966 (Hooper)
The Ballad of Cable Hogue – 1970 (‘The Stranger’)
Bite the Bullet - 1975

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

RIP José G. Maesso

Alejandro Pachón Ramírez

Not that he was the best Spanish film director, nor the best producer, although he was first class in terms of culture, education, and "savoir faire" and production "Los Tarantos" and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The book's title Jesus Garcia de Duenas - "Joseph G. Maesso. Number 1 "- refers to the academic fact that Pepe had been the first of the promoters of the former Official Film School. If you want more details about his long and varied career, his family roots are in Azuaga, Llerena, Portugal and Badajoz, hi bunsiness and artistic risks, his teaching career and personality, are there in the book, published by the Department Publications of the Provincial de Badajoz.

What I remember here is the tribute that was made to him at the Iberian Badajoz Film Festival. Were Andrea Bronston (singer who performed at the gala and daughter of legendary producer Samuel Bronston), actor Manolo Zarzo, editor Pepe Salcedo, director of photography Fernando Arribas and how could I forget, me, but mostly I remember the presence of Eugenio Martin, author of the cult movie "Horror Express". Maesso produced "The Ugly Ones", a large Hispanic western halfway between spaghetti and cortijero cinema. Then Mario Camus wanted to do something similar in "Anger Wind" but he had no equal. Anyway do not forget that Pepe, producer of "Django" and other titles by Corbucci that he had such an influence on the career of Quentin Tarentino, is considered the creator of the first Almerien Western, "Tierra brutal" (Savage Guns), but he also co-produced it.

All this comes about how happy Maesso was on that spring day in 2003 among us, his serene temperament reflected in the audiovisual document that he did, the clarity of his memories and priceless anecdotes. For me, regardless of his merits and artistic errors, Maesso was a key figure in the history of our cinema and actively - Participated in Talks on Salamanca - and the start of the new Spanish cinema championed by Berlanga and Bardem. It was in key moments and situations to understanding the true story of those years. Connoisseur of a wide film in French and English literature, when there are only film books published the Rialp publishing house. A professor remembered by several generations of filmmakers ... .A strange case of intellectual and academic entrepreneur in those years when he developed the bulk of his filmography.

From this his idea and our extreme land, also sometimes brutal, like his film with Paquita Rico and Richard Basehart, a posthumous memory and grateful to the first filmmaker who taught us to ride through the wasteland of Almería.

MAESSO, José G. (José Gutiérrez Maesso)
Born: 6/10/1920, Azuaga, Badajoz, Spain
Died: 8/1/2016, Spain

José G. Maesso’s westerns – producer, writer:
The Savage Guns – 1962 [producer]
Gunfight at Red Sands – 1963 [producer]
Minnesota Clay – 1964 [writer]
Django – 1966 [writer]
The Hellbenders – 1967 [writer]
The Ugly Ones – 1967 [producer, writer]
A Train for Durango – 1968 [writer]
Sting of the West – 1972 [writer]