Thursday, September 19, 2019

RIP Robert Randolph Caton

Harry K. Witzke Funeral Home

Robert Caton passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, while participating in one of his favorite activities, playing golf. Known affectionately as both Rob and Bob by friends, family, and business associates, he is survived by his wife Judy Caton, his daughters, Chris Krummenoehl and Lisa Caton, and three grandchildren, Ella, Claire and Ben Krummenoehl.

Rob was born in Arlington, Virginia. He was the first in his family to graduate from college. On Judy’s first weekend of college they met, and then married 14 months later. As a graduate from Salisbury State University, Rob received a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting, and received a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era, and was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. He and Judy were married October 1971. He worked for various companies throughout his years as an Accounting Manager, including Coca Cola Company. Rob and Judy started their real estate career in the early 1990s with O’Conor, Piper, & Flynn, which became Coldwell Banker, and 15 years later moved to Remax Advantage Realty in Columbia/ Ellicott City.

At the time of his passing Rob was an active member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). A skilled horseman in dressage, hunter jumpers, and eventing, Rob spent many years training and perfecting his work with horses, ultimately leading him to be responsible for many of the horseback riding scenes in the successful film “Gods and Generals” as a stand-in for Robert Duvall in his character of Robert E. Lee. He appeared in the movie “John Adams” as the Maryland delegate in the scene where the Congress argued over & signed the Declaration of Independence. Rob appeared with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the hit TV show “VEEP”, as well as “The Wire”, “The Replacements”, “The Village”, and other movies.

Rob was an avid sportsman and throughout his life he played football in high school and college. He wrestled, threw shot put, later was an avid tennis player and jogger, then he rode & trained horses. He and Judy owned a horse farm where is his daughters rode horses in their backyard and attended competitions. In later years, Rob finally learned to love and play golf, thanks to his son-in-law, Tim. In addition to his commitment to his work in the real estate business, he also loved serving as a coach at various high schools in Howard County. Rob and Judy were active members of their church where Rob served in a variety of positions from Chairman of the Board to teaching Sunday School. Judy will remain actively involved in their church, as well as with Remax Advantage Realty.

Rob will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and co-worker. At his core, Rob was a teacher/coach, and loved to help others perfect their craft in horseback riding, track and field, and golf. He loved being a grandfather and it was not out of the ordinary for him to be on the floor playing with his grandchildren. Rob was always the calm in the storm and the rock of his family. His faith grew strong over the years, which led him to become a spiritual inspiration to his family. Always available, never judgmental, and loving mankind were ways that he hoped to inspire others. His kind, gentle, and honest nature will be missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

A visitation for Rob will be held on Friday, August 30th from 4 to 6 pm at the Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, and a military service will be planned later by the family.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up to benefit Rob’s grandchildren. Please contact the family for details.

CATON, Robert Randolph
Born: 5/10/1950, Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: 8/24/2019, Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Roabert Randolph Caton’s western – actor:
Gods and Generals – 2003 (General Kemper’s Aide)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

RIP Phyllis Newman

Phyllis Newman Has Passed Away at 86

Broadway World
September 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.

Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award.

Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.

Off-Broadway she earned a Drama Desk Nomination for her starring performance in James Lapine's The Moment When... at Playwrights Horizons. She received unanimous praise from critics for her role as an eccentric crisis hotline operator in Nicky Silver's off-Broadway comedy, The Food Chain, appeared with Fisher Stevens and Annabella Sciorra in the Naked Angels production of Shyster and starred in the Drama Desk-nominated revival of A Majority of One. Regionally she has been seen in Pleasures & Palaces and Rocket to the Moon as well as Arthur Laurents' My Good Name directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Newman has done concerts and narrations with symphony orchestras all over the world including Maestro Lukas Foss, Skitch Henderson and the NY Pops and a concert at Caramoor with her daughter, Amanda Green, conducted by Maestro Michael Barrett. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of Stella Deems in the concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at Avery Fisher Hall, which is now available on DVD.

She's directed Stand Up For New York, a Toyota Comedy Festival event benefiting New York Women in Film & TV and Straws in the Wind at The American Place Theater. In the summer of 2004, she directed a work by many contemporary playwrights that opened the new Provincetown Playhouse. She also wrote and co-produced a musical revue for President Clinton's pre-inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C.

While Newman is best known for her work in the theatre, her television credits capture the history of the medium itself, ranging from Playhouse 90, in the days of live television theatre, and appearances on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show, to serving as the first woman to host The Johnny Carson Show. She has worked extensively in TV - starring opposite Alan Arkin in 100 Centre Street, Oz; Murder, She Wrote; thirtysomething and The Jury.

Her films include The Human Stain, It Had To Be You, For the Time Being, Fish in the Bathtub, A Price Above Rubies, The Beautician and the Beast, Only You, Mannequin, To Find a Man, Bye Bye Braverman, and Picnic.

In 1983, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which her published her novel, Just in Time: Notes From My Life, about. Her lecture, The Gift of Laughter, based on her successful book, has received standing ovations all over the country. Her experiences with the disease also led her to raise awareness of women's health issues and needs in the entertainment industry, and in 1996 she launched The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund of America. The Initiative has disbursed millions of dollars to women in need. The group also sponsors health fairs and runs support groups.

Newman was married to the late Adolph Green, the legendary lyricist/screenwriter/ composer, for 42 years. They have two children, Adam and Amanda.

NEWMAN, Phyllis
Born: 3/19/1933, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: 9/15/2019, U.S.A.

Phyllis Newman’s western – actress:
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1966 (Princess Wanakee)

RIP Edith Hamlin

New York Times
September 15, 2019

HAMLIN, Edith, (nee Edith Schaffer), age 91, passed away on September 7, 2019. She was a Casting Director and Producer of dramatic shows on television at CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS from the Golden Age of Television in the 1950s to the 1980s. She was prominent in the television industry for more than 30 years rising from Production Coordinator to Producer; although she is defined for the major portion of her career as a Casting Director. Her credits included live dramatic shows in the 1950's, Peter Pan, Producers Showcase and the Sunday Showcase. In the 1960's, she was the Casting Director of the highly acclaimed series The Defenders for which she received an Emmy Certificate. In the 1970's, she was the Producer of the Hollywood Television Theatre (The Andersonville Trial, The Scarecrow and more). She lectured on the production of Dramatic Shows for Television at the New Cinema artists in the 1980's. As a Casting Director, her credits included feature films and Broadway musicals. She retired in 1988. Born and raised in New York City, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degree from the City College of New York; she was married to the late Bertram Hamlin for 42 years. Mr. Hamlin passed away in 1990. the Edith and Bertram Hamlin Memorial Grove of 1,000 trees was planted in the American Independence Park in Jerusalem, Israel in 1991. Ms. Hamlin's archive that documents her thirty-year career in television productions is available for research at the City College of New York.

HAMLIN, Edith (Edith Schaffer)
Born: 7/15/1928, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 9/9/2019, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Edith Hamlin’s westerns – production coordinator, supervising producer:
Annie Get Your Gun (TV) – 1957 [production coordinator]
The Andersonville Trial (TV) – 1970 [supervising producer]

Friday, September 13, 2019

RIP Peter Parasheles

Film editor Peter Parasheles died in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 31, 2019. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 2, 1927 he worked with Orson Welles filming Chimes at Midnight in Spain during the Franco years and while living there was the film editor on the Euro-western “Custer of the West” starring Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan and Ty Hardin. 

Born: 8/2/1927, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Died: 7/31/2019, West Palm  Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

Peter Parasheles’ western – film editor:
Custer of the West – 1967

RIP Luis Carillo

Luis Martin Carrillo: a leading Spanish dubbing actor from Gádor.

Dario de Almeria
By José Ángel Pérez
September 14, 2019

Luis Martín Carrillo, was born in

Manga Classics
September 12, 2019

Veteran voice actor and dubber Luis Martín Carrillo died on September 12, 2019 in Spain. He was an actor and actor of Spanish dubber and director. He was the usual voice in Spain of Spencer Tracy, Michael Caine, Peter Falk and Jean-Paul Belmondo. He participated in the dubbing of the Colombo, Team A, Charlie's Angels and Xena La Princesa Guerrera TV series.

He also participated in the dubbing of the classic series of Saint Seiya, The Knights of the Zodiac in Spanish. He made his debut in Episode 54 by voicing Agora de Loto.

. He began his carrer in the world of radio in the 1950s on local radio stations Radio Almeria and Radio Juventud. There he made his first steps as a radio actor, sharing radio hours with María Rosa Granados, Paco Moncada, Juan Jose Perez 'Juanjo' or Plácida García Tristán.
Years later he went to Madrid becoming an actor on National Radio of Spain, where with the learning in the Almerian stations he established himself as an excellent professional. After a certain time on the radio he had the opportunity to enter the world of movie dubbers.
Almeria has doubled almost all the great world famous actors. One of the first interpreters was Spencer Tracy, followed by Raymond Burr in the role of Ironside , Peter Seller, Jack Lemmon, Jean Paul Belmondo, Peter O 'Toole, Steve MC Queen, Peter Seller or Maichel Caine, among others.
Our countryman came to have his own studies in the capital of Spain. Its deep and nuanced voice is unique and privileged. A voice that does not go unnoticed. But it's not only his voice, it's that Luis Martín Carrillo is an extraordinary actor. He moved easily within the drama, although comedy never had secrets for him.
He is remembered dubbing Truffaut on Day for Night; Christopher Plummer in The Thorn Birds; to Robert Loggia in Big , to Steve McQueen in The Towering Inferno; to Fred Astaire in You’ll Never Get Rich. He was even the only one who knew how to take on Colombo, with enough personality to imitate the lieutenant while giving him a personal touch.
Another Almerian, a great that we add to an already extensive list of characters of our land.

CARILLO, Luis (Luis Martin Carillo)
Born: 19??, Gádor, Almeria, Spain
Died: 9/12/2019, Spain

Luis Carillo’s westerns – voice dubber:
The Return of the 7 – 1966 [Spanish voice of Virgilio Teixeira]
Duel at Diablo – 1967 [Spanish voice of John Crawford]
Fort Yuma Gold – 1967 [Spanish voice of Lorenzo Robledo]
The Tramplers – 1967 [Spanish voice of James Mitchum]
The Christmas Kid – 1968 [Spanish voice of Jack Taylor]
The Last Challenge – 1968 [Spanish voice of Kevin Hagen]
Support Your Local Sheriff – 1968 [Spanish voice of Henry Morgan]
Today We Kill… Tomorrow We Die – 1968 [Spanish voice of Tatsuya Nakadai, Teodor Corra]
100 Rifles – 1969 [Spanish voice of Burt Reynolds]
The Wild Bunch – 1969 [Spanish voice of Bo Hopkins, Warren Oates]
The Big Sky – 1970 [Spanish voice of Jim Davis]
Chisum – 1970 [Spanish voice of Lloyd Battista]
Sabata the Killer – 1970 [Spanish voice of Peter Lee Lawrence]
A Town Called Bastard – 1970 [Spanish voice of Al Lettieri]
Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in the Valley of Death – 1970 [Spanish voice of Pierre Brice]
Young Billy Young – 1970 [Spanish voice of David Carradine]
The Ballad of Cable Hogue – 1971 [Spanish voice of David Warner]
And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave – 1972 [Spanish voice of Raf Baldassare]
The Call of the Wild – 1972 [Spanish voice of George Eastman]
The Cowboys – 1972 [Spanish voice of Bruce Dern]
Garringo – 1972 [Spanish voice of Peter Lee Lawrence]
White Fang – 1973 [Spanish voice of Raimund Harmstorf]
Land Raiders – 1974 [Spanish voice of Guy Rolfe]
The Three Musketeers of the West – 1974 [Spanish voice of Leo Anchoriz]
Spaghetti Western – 1974 [Spanish voice of Leo Anchoriz
What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution – 1974 [Spanish voice of Leo Anchoriz]
Annie Oakley – 1975 [Spanish voice of Preston Foster]
The Stranger and the Gunfighter – 1976 [Spanish voice of Julian Ugarte]
California – 1977 [Spanish voice of Chris Avram]
Goin South – 1979 [Spanish voice of Jack Nicholson]
Cactus Jack – 1980 [Spanish voice of Kirk Douglas]
Zorro (TV) – 1981 [Spanish voice of George J. Lewis]
Harry Tracy Desperado – 1983 [Spanish voice of James DeFelice]
The Last Command – 1983 [Spanish voice of Sterling Hayden]
Lucky Luke (TV) – 1983 [Spanish voice Joe Dalton]
Hostile Guns – 1990 [Spanish voice of Joe Brown]
The New Adventure of Zorro – 1990 [Spanish voice of Michael Tylo]
Stage to Thunder Rock – 1991 [Spanish voice of Barry Sullivan]
Walker, Texas Ranger – 1994 [Spanish voice of Noble Willingham]
Powder River – 1996 [Spanish voice of John Dehner]
Gunfighters Moon – 1997 [Spanish voice of James Victor]
Return of the Gunfighter – 1999 [Spanish voice of Mort Mills]
Deadwood (TV) – 2005 [Spanish voice of Gerald McRaney]