Sunday, November 17, 2019

RIP Arseni Corsellas

Arseni Corsellas dies, the voice of Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson or JR of 'Dallas'

El Nacional
November 17, 2019

Voice actor Arseni Corsellas has died this Saturday at age 86 , according to his son published on social networks. Corsellas gave voice to iconic characters like JR of " Dallas " and also to actors like Sean Connery or Charlton Heston .

Corsellas debuted in the 1950s on Radio Juventud. However, the work that opened the door to dubbing was the performance at the National Radio Invisible Theater. Since then he made more than a thousand dubbing and was the voice of actors such as Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Albert Finney , in addition to those already mentioned.

He also directed almost all the films that were dubbed in the Voice of Spain studios in the sixties and seventies in Barcelona and, in addition, we have also been able to see him perform in films such as "Own Love" by Mario Camus or "The best thing it can happen in a croissant "by Paco Mir.

CORSELLAS, Arseni (Arseni Corsellas Serra)
Born: 9/17/1933, Figueres, Girono, Catalonia, Spain
Died: 11/15/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Arsenio Corsellas’ westerns – stuntman, voice actor:
Rio Bravo – 1959 [Spanish voice of Claude Akins]
Backlash – 1960 [Spanish voice of William Campbell]
The Fighting Kentuckian – 1960 [Spanish voice of Paul Fix]
The Fastest Gun Alive – 1961 [Spanish voice of Glenn Ford]
The Magnificent Seven – 1961 [Spanish voice of James Coburn]
Lonely Are the Brave – 1962 [Spanish voice of Walter Mathau]
Seminole – 1962 [Spanish voice of Anthony Quinn]
How the West Was Won – 1963 [Spanish voice of Robert Preston]
Ride the High Country – 1963 [Spanish voice of James Drury]
Cattle King – 1964 [Spanish voice of Richard Devon]
Frontier Hellcat – 1964 [Spanish voice of Miha Baloh]
Last of the Renegades – 1964 [Spanish voice of Anthony Steel]
The Unsinkable Molly Brown – 1964 [Spanish voice of Vassili Lambrinos
Old Shatterhand – 1965 [Spanish voice of Lex Barker]
Shenandoah – 1965 [Spanish voice of James Best]
The Sons of Katie Elder – 1965 [Spanish voice of Dean Martin]
Viva Zapata – 1965 [Spanish voice of Frank Silvera]
Custer of the West – 1967 [Spanish voice of Robert Shaw]
El Dorado – 1967 [Spanish voice of Christopher George]
The Great Sioux Uprising – 1967 [Spanish voice of Lyle Bettger]
The Professionals – 1967 [Spanish voice of Lee Marvin]
Professionals for a Massacre – 1967 [Spanish voice of Jose Bodalo]
Chuka – 1968 [Spanish voice of Fred Rainey]
Death Sentence – 1968 [Spanish voice of Tomas Milian]
Villa Rides – 1968 [Spanish voice of Yul Brynner]
Yankee – 1968 [Spanish voice of Philippe Leroy]
Gentleman Killer – 1969 [Spanish voice of Anthony Steffen]
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die – 1969 [Spanish voice of Franco Lantieri]
Sartana the Gravedigger – 1969 [Spanish voice of Ettore Manni]
Shalako – 1969 [Spanish voice of Sean Connery]
Sonora – 1969 [Spanish voice of George Martin]
Tell Them Willy Boy is Here – 1969 [Spanish voice of Ned Romero]
The 5-Man Army – 1970 [Spanish voice of Carlo Alighiero]
Sabata – 1970 [Spanish voice of Franco Ressel]
Boot Hill – 1971 [Spanish voice of Enzo Fiermonte]
Cannon for Cordoba – 1971 [Spanish voice of Raf Vallone]
Companeros – 1971 [Spanish voice of Fernando Rey]
The Deserter – 1971 [Spanish voice of Richard Crenna]
Duck You Sucker – 1971 [Spanish voice of John Frederick]
Lawman – 1971 [Spanish voice of Burt Lancaster]
Shootour - `97` [Spanish voice of Gregory Park]
Support Your Local Gunfighter – 1971 [Spanish voice of Chuck Connors]
The Wild and the Dirty – 1971 [Spanish voice of Horst Frank]
The Boldest Job in the West – 1972 [Spanish voice of Mark Edwards]
Chato’s Land – 1972 [Spanish voice of Charles Bronson]
Dirty Little Billy – 1972 [Spanish voice of Charles Aidman]
El Condor – 1972 [Spanish voice of Jim Brown]
Joe Kidd – 1972 [Spanish voice of Gregory Walcott]
A Man Called Sledge – 1972 [Spanish voice of James Garner]
Valdez is Coming – 1972 [Spanish voice of Burt Lancaster]
A Gunfight – 1973 [Spanish voice of Kirk Douglas]
Heaven With a Gun – 1973 [Spanish voice of Glenn Ford]
Jesse & Lester, Two Brothers in a Town Called Trinity – 1973 [Spanish voice of Richard Harrison]
The Magnificent Seven Ride – 1973 [Spanish story of Ralph Waite]
The Mark of Zorro – 1973 [Spanish voice of Tyrone Power]
Those Dirty Dogs – 1973 [Spanish voice of Stephen Boyd]
Watch Out Gringo! Sabata Will Return – 1973 [Spanish voice of George Martin]
Viva Django! – 1974 [Spanish voice of Horst Frank]
Ballad of Death Valley – 1975 [Spanish voice of Wayde Preston]
West World – 1975 [Spanish voice of Yul Brynner]
The Westerner – 1975 [Spanish voice of Gary Cooper]
Breakheart Pass – 1976 [Spanish voice of Richard Crenna]
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday – 1977 [Spanish voice of Robert Culp]
The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1977 [Spanish voice of Will Sampson]
Challenge to White Fang – 1978 [Spanish voice of Raimund Harmstorf]
Cowboy – 1989 [Spanish voice of Brian Donlevy]
Lonesome Dove (TV) – 1991[Spanish voice of Robert Duvall]
Wyatt Earp – 1994 [Spanish voice of John Lawlor]
Pursuit of Honor – 1995 [Spanish voice of Bob Gunton]
Dead Man – 1996 [Spanish voice of Robert Mitchum]
The Return of El Coyote – 1998 [Spanish voice of Nigel Davenport], [stunts]
Texas Rangers – 2002 [Spanish voice of James Coburn]
Crossfire Trail – 2003 [Spanish voice of Barry Corbin]
Open Range – 2003 [Spanish voice of Michael Gambon]
Django Unchained – 2012 [Spanish voice of Michael Parks]

RIP Mike Dinsmore

By William Dinsmore

Hello everyone, this is William Dinsmore, Mike Dinsmore's son. On Nov 14th my father passed away in the ER after falling from a roof 2 stories up.

On behalf of my father I want to let everyone know that he loves you all. He is a natural entertainer and his motivation was always to make other people happy. He was a bright light in this dark world.
To all the people who were very close with him, whether or not you are spiritual, I'm getting the message that he wants to hear from you. So in whichever way you feel most called to... go ahead and speak to him. And let your heart be wide open, so that when he is ready he can show himself to you.

While his physical vessel is no longer here, his spirit has returned back to the source and he is doing just fine. It's hard for all of us to let him go, but it's important that we recognize that his essence has moved on to the next chapter of the experience.

DINSMORE, Mike (Michael Chaffin Dinsmore)
Born: 1989, California
Died: 11/14/2019, Campbell, California, U.S.A.

Mike Dinsmore’s westerns – actor:
Gold Mountain – 2016 (Garfield)
The Rogues of Flat Oak – 2018 (Polk)

RIP Steve Marlo

November 17, 2019

Steve Marlo passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2019, surrounded by his adoring family. He was 92 years old and he died, like he lived, putting up a good fight. Steve was born in San Francisco to Minnie and Manus Miller in 1927. He and his brother, Manny, spent time in an orphanage during the Great Depression. He joined the Air Corps out of high school and then decided to follow his dream of becoming an actor. He moved to New York City for ten years and drove a taxi while auditioning for acting jobs. His raw talent gave him the chance to perform on Broadway four times including a play called "Picnic" with a young Paul Newman. He then made his way out to Hollywood where he was accepted to the Actor's Studio, studying under Lee Strasberg and eventually became a voting member of the Academy. He starred in movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Rifleman, Terror in the Wax Museum, Stakeout on Dope Street, and The Young Captives. He spent 50 years in film and the theater and worked with many of the greats including: Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, and Paul Newman to name a few. Not only was he a successful, working actor but was a proud civil rights activist. He marched with Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 to fight for equal rights. He was very passionate about social justice and politics and he fought hard for what he believed in. He never shied away from speaking his opinions and you never had to wonder what he was thinking. He loved classical music, going out to eat, attending the theater and symphony, watching Turner Classic Movies, and enjoying a cup of coffee and a donut with his Haggen Family. Up until the last year of his life, you could still find him dancing to 70's disco music at the Tulalip Casino or performing his favorite song "Mac the Knife" to a captive audience. By far, his greatest achievement was that of becoming a husband and father to two daughters. He loved his family more than anything and he dedicated his life to making theirs better by providing much love and laughs throughout the years. Steve inspired everyone with his enthusiasm for life and most days he was unstoppable. He always did things his way and refused to live in quiet desperation. He will be terribly missed but never forgotten. He is survived by his two daughters, Kelly and Megan, his sons-in-law, Per and Russell; the love of his life, Cindy, two grandsons, Sam and Gus; his brother, Manny, and his niece and nephew, Gary and Sissy.

MARLO, Steve (Morris Miller)
Born: 7/13/1927, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Died: 11/7/2019, Everett, Washington, U.S.A.

Steve Marlo’s westerns – stuntman, actor:
The Rifleman (TV) – 1959, 1960, 1962 (Doke Marvin, The Domino Kid, Will Stagg)
Johnny Ringo (TV) – 1960 (Dolan)
Law of the Plainsman (TV) – 1960 (Manuel Ramores)
The Rebel (TV) – 1960, 1961 (Cass, Sailor Benton, Benn Culver)
Stagecoach West (TV) – 1960 (Joe Brandy)
One-Eyed Jacks – 1961 [stunts]
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1961 (Coyote)
The Great Adventure (TV) – 1964 (Red Deer)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1964 (Corporal Miller)
Branded (TV) – 1965 (Private Tyler)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1965, 1967 (Swift Knife, Chief Cameaward)
Bonanza (TV) – 1966, 1967 (MacKaye, Jack Barclay)
Hondo (TV) – 1967 (Reese, messenger)
The Hanged Man (TV) – 1974 (Joe ‘Patch’ Jannet)
Hondo and the Apaches (TV) – 1976 (Reese)

Friday, November 15, 2019

RIP Oliver Bludau

Westfallen Post


German businessman and actor Oliver Bludau died November 8, 2019. He was 47. Born on November 26, 1971, he was the grandson of actress Maria Bladau and the son of actor Jochen Bludau and actress Irmgard Bludau. Oliver appeared on stage at the Elipse Karl-May Festival from 2011-2014. He played Old Shatterhand in “Winnetou 1” (2012), “The Oil Prince” (2013) and “Among Vultures” 2014. He appeared in 2011 as Engineer Leverent in “Halfbreed”. He was also the managing director during this same time. He then turned his attention to his position as managing director of the Berghoff Group.
BLUDAU, Oliver
Born: 11/26/1971, Lennestadt, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Died: 11/8/2019, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Oliver Bludau’s westerns Elipse Karl May Festival – actor:
Halfbreed – 2011 (Engineer Leverent)
Winnetou 1 – 2012 (Old Shatterhand)
The Oil Prince - 2013 (Old Shatterhand)
Among Vultures – 2014 (Old Shatterhand)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

RIP Lawrence G. Paull

Lawrence G. Paull, Oscar-Nominated Production Designer on 'Blade Runner,' Dies at 81

The Hollywood Reporter
By Mike Barnes

He also worked on such films as 'Back to the Future,' 'Romancing the Stone,' 'The Hired Hand' and 'Escape From L.A.'

Lawrence G. Paull, the production designer and art director who received an Oscar nomination for his work on the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic Blade Runner, died Sunday in La Jolla, California, a publicist announced. He was 81.

Paull's distinctive design style also can be seen in director Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future (1985) and Romancing the Stone (1984) and in Ron Underwood's City Slickers (1991), starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance.

Paull also worked on Peter Fonda's The Hired Hand (1971); Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976), American Flyers (1985) and Another Stakeout (1993), all directed by John Badham; John Carpenter's Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) and Escape From L.A. (1996); Jonathan Kaplan's Project X (1987) and Unlawful Entry (1992); Jon Avildsen's W.W. and the Dixie Dance Kings (1975); and Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978).

He shared his Oscar nom for art direction-set decoration with David L. Snyder and Linda DeScenna.
"Ridley really knew how to appeal to the art department, he was very wise about it," Paull once said in a rare interview. "What he would say, up in the art department: 'If you build it, I'll shoot it.' And who could resist the temptation of that? Because we've all suffered, making films with gigantic sets, and beautiful sets, and all that is shown are talking heads. And that was disappointing. But because [Ridley] was an art director, he knew he could hook us with that bait. And he did it — if we built it, he shot it."

Scott in a statement recalled that he was "always struck by [Paull's] staunch and faithful support of the strange plan for the unique world of Blade Runner." He continued, "Between Syd [Means, visual futurist on the film] and myself and Larry, it was a challenging, monumental task for him and against all odds — the proof is in his work in the film. So I guess we won. My hat comes off for him."
His film résumé also included Harlem Nights (1989), Predator 2 (1990), Born Yesterday (1993), Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Sgt. Bilko (1996) and Light it Up (1999).

Born in Chicago on April 13, 1938, Paull received a B.A. in architecture from the University of Arizona and began working in films as a set designer and art director before advancing to production designer.

His early career as art director includes more than 20 TV movies and feature films by such celebrated directors as Robert Mulligan, Delbert Mann and Lamont Johnson. He also designed the Emmy-winning Friendly Fire in 1979; Oprah Winfrey's ABC miniseries The Wedding in 1998; David Greene's Rehearsal for Murder in 1982; Burt Reynolds' Hard Time in 1998; and James Keach's Murder in the Mirror in 2000.

Following his retirement from the motion picture industry, Paull in 2004 joined Chapman University in Irvine, California, where he created and taught a new curriculum that is required for a masters of fine arts degree in production design.

Before Chapman, he was senior filmmaker-in-residence at the AFI in Los Angeles, creating the curriculum required for another masters in production design. He worked with the adjunct faculty on the format and content of each course. He also was a guest speaker at Harvard, USC, UCLA, Catholic University and the University of Arizona.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Marcy; son Michael; sister Lesley; and brother-in-law Craig. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. There will be no services.

PAULL, Lawrence G.
Born: 4/13/1938, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 11/10/2019, LaJolla, California, U.S.A.

Lawrence G. Paull’s westerns – production designer, art director:
The Hired Hand – 1971 [production designer, art director
Ciry Slickers -1991 [production designer]

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

RIP Niall Tóibín

Veronica Guerin and Ballykissangel star Niall Tóibín dies aged 89

November 13, 2019

Irish actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has died aged 89. The star has passed away following a long illness, according to RTÉ. Tóibín was best known for his role in Jerry Bruckheimer’s award-winning film Veronica Guerin, in which he played Judge Ballaugh alongside Cate Blanchett. The Cork-born actor also appeared in Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 and went on to appear in the TV series Bracken, Ballykissangel and Brideshead Revisited. Other roles from his career, which spanned four decades, include The Ballroom of Romance, Far and Away and The Clinic.

On the stage, the actor played Brendan Behan in the original adaptation of Borstal Boy at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. In 2011, Tóibín – a fluent Irish speaker – was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Irish Film and Television Academy. Four years later, he was awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his TV, film and stage work. Niall is survived by his five children – Sighle, Aisling, Fiana, Sean and Muireann – and his seven grandchildren. His wife of 45 years Judy died in 2002.

TOBIN, Niall

Born: County Cork, Irish Free State
Died: 11/13/2019, Dublin, Ireland

Niall Tóibín’s western – actor:

Far and Away – 1992 (Joe)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

RIP Virginia Leith

Virginia Leith, Female Lead in Stanley Kubrick’s First Film, Dies at 94

By Erin Nyren
November 12, 2019

Actress and model Virginia Leith, who starred in Stanley Kubrick’s first film “Fear and Desire,” which he later disavowed, has died. She was 94.

According to family spokesperson Jane Chalmers, Leith died after a brief illness at her home in Palm Springs, Calif. on Nov. 4.

Born on Oct. 15, 1925, Leith met Kubrick in the 1950s when he shot her for the cover of Look magazine.

“Fear and Desire,” which received moderately positive critical reviews upon its release, was not a box office success. After distributor Joseph Burstyn died, the film fell out of circulation and Kubrick is said to have destroyed the original negative and any other prints he could find. Some original prints still exist, however, and Film Forum organized a screening in 1994. Kubrick released a statement through Warner Bros. at the time, calling it “a bumbling amateur film exercise” and urging press not to attend.

Following her appearance in “Fear and Desire,” Leith was signed by 20th Century Fox, starring in Richard Fleischer’s “Violent Saturday” (1955) with Victor Mature and Gerd Oswald’s “A Kiss Before Dying” (1956), opposite Robert Wagner and Jonanne Woodward. She also appeared in “Toward the Unknown” opposite William Holden.

One of her best-known roles in recent years was in Joseph Green’s 1962 low-budget science fiction cult classic “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” in which she played the disembodied head of the main character’s fiancee, which he keeps alive after discovering how to keep human body parts from dying.

Leith left show business in 1960 when she married Canadian actor Donald Harron, but following their divorce, she returned to the screen, appearing in numerous television series through 1980, including “Starsky and Hutch,” “Baretta,” “Police Woman,” “The White Shadow,” “Barnaby Jones,” and “Condominium.” She also remained close with her stepdaughters, Martha Harron and Mary Harron, director of “American Psycho” and “Charlie Says.”

LEITH, Virginia (Cora Virginia Leith)
Born: 10/15/1925, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: 11/4/2019, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.

Virginia Leith’s western – actress:
White Feather – 1955 (Ann Magruder)