Tuesday, November 24, 2015

RIP David Canary

David Canary, 77, actor

Wilton Bulletin
By the Canary Family
November 24, 2015

Actor, David Hoyt Canary, beloved husband of Maureen Canary for over 33 years, passed away of natural causes on November 16, 2015, at The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, Conn.

David was born on August 25, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana to the late Hillary Canary and Lorena Heal. Growing up in Massillon, Ohio, David played football for the famed Massillon Tigers of Washington High School before earning a football scholarship and playing varsity at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a major in music. After turning down an offer to play professional football for the Denver Broncos in the first year of their existence, David took off for New York City to pursue his passion for acting. He was met with much success in theatre, doing summer stock, regional theatre, on and off Broadway productions, both musicals and straight plays. During his Broadway debut of Great Day in the Morning, with Colleen Dewhurst, David was drafted into the United States Army. After two years of service, David resumed his acting career and soon found himself in Los Angeles, where he began to work in film and television. He appeared in Hombre with Paul Newman, The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre with Jason Robards and Shark’s Treasure with Cornel Wilde to mention but a few.

Television soon beckoned with a stint as Mia Farrow’s physical therapist in the hugely successful night-time soap,Peyton Place. David was seen in a two-part Gunsmoke episode called Nitro, by David Dortort, Bonanza producer, who tapped him to play the role of Candy Canaday, ranch foreman of the Ponderosa, on the iconic western series. He remained there until the show’s finale in 1972.

In 1975, David returned to New York City to continue his pursuit of theatre, and appeared in numerous plays including Tennessee Williams’ final play, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, opposite Geraldine Paige. Soon he met and married his wife, Maureen. Just 10 days after the birth of their first child, David began a 26-year stint on the classic daytime drama, All My Children, creating the dual roles of Adam and Stuart Chandler, which garnered him five Outstanding Actor Awards and 16 nominations between 1983 and 2001. David retired from full-time acting in 2010.

In addition to his wife, Maureen, David is survived by his son, Christopher and his wife, Amy of Philadelphia, his daughter, Kathryn and her fiancé, John Rothmeier of New York City, his grandson, Donovan Canary of Philadelphia, and his brother John and wife Paula, of New York City. He was predeceased by his brother, Glenn, in 2008.

Funeral services will be private for immediate family. A memorial tribute is planned for a date to be determined.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown, Conn. 06829.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Go to alz.org “David Canary Memorial Fund.”

CANARY, David (David Hoyt Canary)
Born: 8/25/1938, Elwood, Indiana, U.S.A.
Died: 11/16/2015, Wilton, Connecticut, U.S.A.

David Canary’s westerns – actor:
Hombre – 1967 (Lamar Dean)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) 1967 (Charlie Montana)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1967 (George McClaney)
Bonanza (TV) – 1967-1973 (Candy Canaday)
Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1968 (Tal St. James)
Bearcats! (TV) – 1971 (Joe Bascom)
Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971, 1972 (Sheriff W.D. Coffin , Doc Donovan)
Kung Fu (TV) – 1973 (Frank Grogan)
Johnny Firecloud – 1975 (Jesse)
Posse – 1975 (Pensterman)

Monday, November 23, 2015

RIP Gil Cardinal

Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Gil Cardinal dead at 65

'The world lost an amazing storyteller,' former CBC anchor Carla Robinson writes

CBC News
November 23, 2015

Gil Cardinal, an acclaimed Métis filmmaker, director and writer, has died at age 65.

"The world lost an amazing storyteller," wrote former CBC anchor Carla Robinson. "May he rest peacefully with his ancestors."

Robinson narrated one of Cardinal's last films, the feature-length National Film Board (NFB) documentary Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole, which was screened at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cardinal had a long relationship with the NFB that started in 1970, producing several documentaries about contemporary indigenous life, including Foster Child, which detailed the search for his birth family and for which he won a Gemini in 1988.

Cardinal directed several dramas for the CBC, including the miniseries Big Bear in 1998, which garnered a Gemini nomination, and Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis in 2006.

Cardinal also directed numerous episodes of the award-winning CBC television series North of 60, where he worked with Cree writer Jordan Wheeler.

"I'll remember him as a kind, gentle soul," Wheeler said. "He always wanted to do the work justice. He never brought his ego to the table, which is rare."

Although not among the earliest generation of indigenous filmmakers, Cardinal was probably one of the first to direct mainstream, big-budget productions in Canada, Wheeler said.

"Gil was among the first wave of Indigenous filmmakers to reach worldwide audiences," said Jesse Wente, critic and director of film programs at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

"His devotion to truth and storytelling advanced indigenous cinema by laying the path for future generations to follow."

Cardinal died in Edmonton, the same city in which he was born in 1950. As news of Cardinal's passing spread, many paid tribute on social media.

Born: 1950, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: 11/21/2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gil Cardinal’s westerns – producer, director, screenwriter:
North of 60 – 1992-1998 [director, screenwriter]
Big Bear – 1998 [producer, director]
Chiefs – 2002 [director]
Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole – 2003 [director, screenwriter]

Sunday, November 22, 2015

RIP Rex Reason

Actor Rex Reason has died

By James L. Neibaur
November 21, 2015

Rex Reason, the leading man in such films as “This Island Earth” and “The Creature Walks Among Us” has died according to his official Facebook page. He was 86.

Reason entered films in 1951 and first achieved notice in the film “Salome” (1953) which starred Rita Hayworth. Tall, and with a strong baritone voice, Reason was perfect as the heroic scientist in “This Island Earth” (1955), which is probably the film for which he is best remembered. Other films include “Band of Angels” (1957) with Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier, and he had the leading role in films like “Badlands of Montana” (1957) and “The Miracle of the Hills” (1959).

Reason also did extensive TV work, starring in his own series “Conflict” (1956-57), “Man Without a Gun” (1957-59), and “The Roaring Twenties” (1960-61). He also had guest appearances on shows like “Wagon Train” and “Perry Mason.” He then left Hollywood. Frank Sinatra wanted him for a role in “The Manchurian Candidate,” but Reason had already decided to end his career as an actor. Rex was the brother of actor Rhodes Reason who died December 26, 2014.

Rex Reason later did some voiceover work and also worked as a real estate broker. After his retirement, he started making occasional appearances at autograph shows, meeting with his fans and delighting at being remembered. Reason died on November 19, 2015, eleven days shy of his 87th birthday.

Reason, Rex (Rex George Reason Jr.)
Born: 11/30/1928, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: 11/19/2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Rex Reason’s westerns – actor:
O’Rourke of the Royal Mounted – 1954
Saskatchewan - 1954 (narrator)
Taza, Son of Cochise – 1954 (Naiche)
Kiss of Fire - 1955
Smoke Signal - 1955 (Lt. Wayne Ford)
Raw Edge – 1956 (John Randolph)
Badlands of Montana – 1957 (Steven Brewster)
Man Without a Gun (TV) - 1957-1959 (Adam MacLean)
Trackdown (TV) -1957 (Travis)
The Rawhide Trail – 1958 (Jess Brady)
The Miracle of the Hills - 1959 (Scott Macauley)
The Alaskans (TV) – 1960 (Gordon Talbot, Paul Loomis, Stony McBride, Joe Holland)
Bronco (TV) - 1960 (Amory Tate)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1960 (Simon March)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1963 (Colin Brenner)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

RIP André Valmy

The actor André Valmy has died

Le Figaro

The actor André Valmy second role prolific cinema, theater and television from the 1940s and 1980s, died Wednesday at age 96 at his home in Nice, his family said today.

 "I became an actor absolutely by chance. My father was a janitor at the Théâtre Antoine but did not want actors in the family," liked to say the actor, who embodied fifty film roles between 1940 and 1965. Among the most known, that of P'tit Louis, "We are all murderers" (1952) André Cayatte, or that the fishing master in Le Guellec "If every guy in the world" (1956), signed Christian-Jaque.

 It is also seen alongside Lino Ventura and Charles Vanel in "The Gorilla salute you" (1958) and Yves Montand in "Sub-killers" (1965), by Costa-Gavras.  He also played in a couple of plays and thirty television films until the early 1980s, but especially in dubbing it will be illustrated by lending his voice to include Laurence Olivier (in "Marathon Man "), Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Robert Mitchum and Anthony Quinn.

VALMY, André (André Antoine Marius Dugenet)
Born: 10/8/1919, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Died: 11/18/2015, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes France

Guns for San Sebastian – 1968 [French voice of Anthony Quinn]
Guns of the Magnificent Seven - 1969 [French voice of George Kennedy]
They Call Me Trinity – 1970 [French voice of Dan Sturkie, Mormon]
Trinity is STILL My Name – 1971 [French voice of protestant wagon pioneer]
The Legend of Calamity Jane (TV) – 1997 [French voice of Joe Presto]

RIP Germán Robles

Legendary actor Germán Robles dies.

November 21, 2015
Germán Robles was one of the most complete in all areas by participating in soap operas 600 30 telenovelas, more than 90 films and lend his voice in a dozen films and animated series actors.  She gained fame for her role in the film The Vampire.

Today Mexican actor Germán Robles died at age 86, after being hospitalized almost 12 days in a hospital in Baghdad, and it is expected that the funeral takes place a well-known agency in Mexico City.

In an interview with Notimex, the theatrical producer Rafael Perrin confirmed the news of the death of histrionic, who ceased to exist around 6:00 am, after being hospitalized for colon problems that were complicated with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Disease Pulmonary) suffering.  This was also reported his wife, Ana Maria Vazquez, through a tweet.

Perrín deeply regretted the death of the legendary actor, with whom he maintained a close friendship, which was strengthened by working with him in the work The lady in black, piece for more than a decade starred Robles.

Robles, who was hospitalized since November 12 because of peritonitis, lung failure and suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), leaves a great void in theater stages and Mexican television.

The actor will be veiled in a funeral agency Sullivan, Colonia San Rafael Mexico City, where he is expected to attend family and friends the first actor, who last November 10 was honored at the proposed center start culture that bears his name and whose activities formally launched the 13th, with a series of dramatic readings by Alejandra Law and Yolanda Ventura.

According to the publirrelacionista of Emilio Morales Valentin family, the actor remained largely dormant during his hospital stay.  He added that the hospital all the time met the actor's wife, Ana Maria Vazquez and his son, Pablo Robles.

Germán Robles was one of the most complete in all areas by participating in soap operas 600 30 telenovelas, more than 90 films and lend his voice in a dozen films and animated series actors.  She gained fame for her role in the film The Vampire.

ROBLES, Germán (Germán Horacio Robles)
Born: 3/20/1929, Gijón, Asturias, Spain
Died: 11/21/2015, Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Germán Robles’ westerns – actor:
Herencia maldita – 1963 (Felipe)
Los murciélagos - 1964
El río de las ánimas - 1964 (René Fonseca)
El zurdo – 1965 (Nazario)
The Phantom Gunslinger – 1970 (The Devil)