Thursday, April 28, 2016

RIP Ugo Adinolfi

RIP Ugo Adinolfi

By Mario Adinolfi

The night is sleepless, I read your messages and I thank you. Losing a dad means losing the people who will love you for free, unconditionally, no matter what you do, forever. So it is an incalculable loss that only faith can comfort, knowing that he is now gone. Ugo Adinolfi was crossed by all possible tragedies: He was born under the bomb of World War II in 1943, in poverty, he lost a brother and a baby daughter in his early twenties, in poverty he married my mother when she moved from Salerno to Rome. He became an actor (60 films), leaving the movies "for the family". He obtained two degrees at the threshold of 40 years and became director of the state, the man most disciplined and honest that I've ever met. Three days after being retired, he suffered a massive coronary. Survived a few years until yesterday afternoon, when he fell asleep and didn't wake up anymore.

Ugo Adinolfi was one of those Italian actors that little is known about. He appeared in many co-production films with Spain, mainly for tax purposes among which were eighteen Euro-westerns between 1967 and 1971.

Born: 4/1/1943, Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died: 4/26/2016, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Ugo Adinolfi’s westerns – actor:
Killer Kid – 1967 (Ramirez henchman)
The Moment to Kill – 1967 (Forrester henchman)
Rick & John Conquer the West – 1967
The Wild and the Dirty – 1967 (Claude/Claudio ranchand)
Blood Calls to Blood – 1968 (Angel Face)
Full House for the Devil - 1968 (Meredith henchman)
Gatling Gun – 1968 (Ted Grant)
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone – 1968
The Long Day of the Massacre – 1968 (Alan Brothers)
The Mercenary – 1968 (land owner)
Sartana – 1968 [as Adinolfi Ugo]
Two Pistols for a Coward – 1968
The Law of Violence – 1969 (Sidney Garrett)
Zorro, the Navarra Marquis – 1969 (Lieutenant Bombardi)
A Man Called Apocalypse Joe – 1970 [as Hugo Adinolfi]
Bullet for a Stranger – 1971 (breeder)
Drummer of Vengeance – 1971
Guns for Dollars – 1971 (Pablito)

RIP Wolfganf Hess

Wolfgang Hess: German voice of Bud Spencer and Gimli is dead

By Sandro Odak
April 28, 2016

Bud Spencer mourns voice actors

The German voice actor and actor Wolfgang Hess is dead. This was announced by Bud Spencer on his official Facebook page.  Italian star of beating comedies mourning on Facebook to his longtime German speakers.

More than 40 times Hess roles of Bud Spencer in Germany talked, among which are his most popular works with Terence Hill as Trinity Is Still My Name and Two as thick as thieves.

Wolfgang Hess was known primarily for its particularly smoky Reibeisenstimmen.  He also spoke John Rhys-Davies as Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Less well known is that it also the Ent Treebeard lent his voice in the same films.

Wolfgang Hess was born in 1937 in Switzerland and died at the age of 79 years.  He was mainly in the 70s and 80s, to a sought-after and often booked voice actors with more than 500 roles.

In addition to its spokesman activities Hess was also active as a stage actor in Munich, Zurich and Stuttgart.  Earlier in his career, he shared the Bud-Spencer-rollers with two other speakers.  After the death of Arnold Marquis he took over the job as the sole master speaker.

HESS, Wolfgang
Born: 1937, Switzerland
Died: 4/27/2016, Zurich, Switzerland

Wolfgang Hess’ westerns – voice actor.
Ride and Kill – 1963 [German voice of Renzo Palmer]
Black Eagle of Santa Fe – 1964 [German voice of Fernando]
A Fistful of Dollars - 1964 [German voice of Benny Reeves]
Massacre at Marble City – 1964 [German voice of Bruno Carotenuto]
Adios Gringo – 1965 [German voice of Ted Carter]
Blood for a Silver Dollar – 1965 [German voice of Nello Pazzifini]
Count Bobby, the Terror of the Wild West – 1965 [German voice of man at knife throwing]
El Rojo – 1966 [German voice of Raf Baldwin]
Sugar Colt – 1966 [German voice of James Parker]
Ace High – 1967 [German voice of Bud Spencer2]
God Forgives… I Don’t! – 1966 [German voice of José Canalejas]
The Big Gundown – 1967 [German voice of Fernando Sancho]
Little Rita of the West – 1967 [German voice of Gordon Mitchell]
Run, Man, Run – 1967 [German voice of Nello Pazzafini]
Boot Hill – 1969 [German voice of Woody Strode #1, Bud Spencer #2]
Sartana the Gravedigger – 1969 [German voice of Gordon Mitchell]
The Stranger’s Gundown – 1969 [German voice of Carlo Gaddi]
They Call Me Trinity – 1970 [German voice of Bud Spencer]
Black Killer – 1971 [German voice of Calogero Caruana]
Trinity is STILL My Name – 1971 [German voice of Bud Spencer]
The Return of Clint the Stranger – 1972 [German voice of Daniel Martin]
They Call Me Providence – 1972 [German voice of Gregg Palmer]
Carambola – 1973 [German voice of Paul Smith]
The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby – 1974 [German voice of Paul Smith]
The White, The Yellow, the Black – 1974 [German video voice of Eli Wallach]
We are No Angels – 1975 [German voice of Paul Smith]
California – 1977 [German voice of Robert Hundar]
My Friend Winnetou (TV) – 1979 [German voice of Jose Antonio Marroz]
Troublemakers – 1994 [German voice of Bud Spencer]

RIP James Carroll

James Carroll, journeyman CBC actor and voice of Muskoka radio, dies ‘calm and beautiful’ at 60

National Post
By Jake Edmiston
April 28, 2016

James Carroll, the journeyman CBC actor who reinvented himself as a beloved, small-town radio personality in Ontario, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 60.

For decades, Carroll was a fixture of the Canadian stage and screen world, best-known for his portrayal of Max Sutton on the long-running CBC series Wind at My Back (1996-2001).
Read the Post's full profile on James Carroll

From noon to 2 p.m., no one at this cottage country radio station wants to speak much on air anymore. It is James Carroll’s slot and he isn’t here to fill it.

“We just let the music go now. We’re waiting for him to return.”

More recently, Carroll left show business and moved to Huntsville, Ont., to be close to his daughter, where he fell in with the town’s fledgling community radio station.

In 2010, he signed on just to do the afternoon show, but soon became a driving force — taking on other shows and helping Hunters Bay Radio grow from an online operation in the basement of a house into a 60-person FM radio station covering much of Ontario’s Muskoka cottage country.

“He is the one voice that everybody knows,” station director Jeff Carter told the National Post recently.

Carroll, born in Pennsylvania, decided to live in Toronto after working there in a theatre production in the 1970s, friends said.

During his career, he worked as a stage manager for Toronto’s Second City improv club and acted in several feature films, including Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, opposite Shirley MacLaine.

“Just a lovely guy,” Canadian actor Neil Crone, who worked with Carroll on Wind at My Back, said in a recent interview. “He was one of those guys who loved to hang out, loved to talk to crew people (on set). He was such a people person.

“He’d get to know the carpenter, would get to know the props guys.”

After Carroll was diagnosed with cancer last year, the town rallied round him, hosting a tribute at a theatre and raising more than $22,000 through an online fundraiser. He was hospitalized in early April and died of complications from small cell lung cancer, said Shauna Leigh Taylor, a friend who was at his bedside.

“There was some breaks between his breathing. And I thought, ‘Oh why don’t we have the radio on in here?’ — in this beautiful room at the hospice in Huntsville,” she said.

Carroll listened as his friend, Canadian musician Wendell Ferguson, played a live set on Hunters Bay Radio. The station broke for commercial and Carroll’s voice came over the radio, a pre-taped ad for a pizza restaurant.

“As soon as James’ commercial was over, his heart stopped,” Leigh Taylor said. “Honestly, it was the most beautiful thing. So calm and beautiful.”

Born: 1956, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 4/27/2016, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

James Carroll’s western – voice actor:
Red Dead Redemption (VG) – 2010 [English voice of Norman Deek)