Wednesday, July 31, 2013

RIP Stanley Margolis


May 29, 1934 - July 14, 2013 Stanley Margolis passed away at UCLA Medical on Sunday July, 14. Stanley was born and raised in London, England and was a gifted athlete. He was a member of the All-England Schoolboys cricket team and well-respected boxer. Known as a financial wiz kid he became an accountant and entrepreneur. He and partners Tony Tenser and Laurie Marsh formed British Tigon Films, producing many popular films including "Hannie Caluder," staring Raquel Welch. Stanley produced "True Romance." Stanley bred and raced greyhounds. His dog Black Jack Dealer was the 1986 Championship Winner at Naples-Fort Myers Dog Track 3-8 mile Derby. In 1976 Stanley moved with his family to Southern California. He founded FinMgt where he managed the business affairs of well-known artists. His parents; Samuel and Ivy; Sister, Frances, and brother-in law, Paul Swanson; and son Alex preceded him in death. He is survived by wife Angela, daughter Rachel, son-in-law, David and grandchildren, Cynthia and Christopher.


MARGOLIS, Stanley
Born: 5/29/1934, London, England, U.K.
Died: 7/14/2013, Westwood, California, U.S.A.

Stanley Margolis' western - producer:
Hannie Caulder - 1971

RIP Michel Lemoine


[Michel Lemoine & Lee Burton]
 
French actor and director Michel Lemoine died at his home in Vinon, Centre, France on July 27, 2013. He was 90.
 
Lemoine made ​​his film debut in late 1943 and worked for directors such as Sacha Guitry and Julien Duvivier. His physique gave him the opportunity to compete for roles as a romantic leading man but also to explore roles as mysterious and disturbing characters. Throughout the 1960s, he toured extensively in Italy, in peplums, spaghetti westerns and in fantasy films. He also worked for Jess Franco and José Bénazéraf. In the 1970s he was seen mainly in erotic films.
 
As a director he mingled eroticism with drama and comedy working with Janine Reynaud and his wife, along with his favorite performers, Martine Azencot, Nathalie Zeiger and Marie-Hélène Kingdom.
 
He turned reluctantly towards making pornographic films using his most often pseudonym Michel Leblanc directing Olinka Hardiman who he made a star of X films (“Marilyn, mon amour”). In 1976, his film “Les Week-ends maléfiques du Comte Zaroff” was prohibited in theaters by French censorship.
 
He left the acting profession in the 1990s, and made only sporadic appearances.


LEMOINE, Michel (Michel Charles Lemoine)
Born: 9/30/1922, Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Died: 7/27/2013, Vinon, Cher, France
 
Michel Lemoine's westerns - actor:
The Road to Fort Alamo – 1964 (Little Kid Carson)
Cemetery Without Crosses - 1968 (Eli Caine)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

RIP Eileen Brennan


Eileen Brennan, who starred in 'Private Benjamin' and other films, dies


By Todd Leopold, CNN
 
updated 4:02 PM EDT, Tue July 30, 2013
 
 
Eileen Brennan, who earned an Oscar nomination for her hilarious turn as the exasperated drill captain in 1980's "Private Benjamin," has died, CNN has confirmed. She was 80.
 
Brennan died Sunday at her Burbank, California, home after a battle with bladder cancer, her management company said.
 
"Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen," her family said in a statement. "She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by all of us."
 
Brennan was known for character roles as sassy, brassy women, the kind with a sandpaper surface but a light, pure heart.
 
She played a waitress in "The Last Picture Show" (1971), the wife of Paul Newman's conman in "The Sting" (1973), a wisecracking maid in "At Long Last Love" (1975) and Mrs. Peacock in "Clue" (1985). She also did a great deal of television, including a reprise of her "Private Benjamin" role in the TV series of the same name.
 
Other TV appearances included guest shots on "Taxi," "thirtysomething," "ER," "Murder, She Wrote," "Mad About You," "Touched by an Angel" and six episodes of "Will & Grace." The latter earned her an Emmy nomination, one of seven she earned in her career -- including one that resulted in a win, a supporting actress-comedy pick for "Private Benjamin."

Verla Eileen Regina Brennan was born in Los Angeles in 1932, the daughter of a doctor and a silent-film actress. After several small stage roles, she finally earned notice for her 1959 off-Broadway turn as "Little Mary Sunshine," for which she won an Obie. Five years later, she gained fame for her performance as Irene Molloy, one of the woman who falls victim to Dolly Levi's matchmaking skills, in the 1960s hit musical "Hello, Dolly!"
 
In 1982, Brennan was involved in a horrific accident, struck by a car as she exited a restaurant with "Benjamin" co-star Goldie Hawn. She suffered broken bones in her face, an eyeball pulled from its socket and two broken legs. Even after recovering physically -- a process that took years -- she suffered from an addiction to painkillers and entered the Betty Ford Clinic in 1984.
 
"It was my only hope," Brennan told People magazine in 1985. "I had reached the stage where I was taking anything I could get my hands on."
 
Typical of her upbeat attitude, however, she told the magazine she took pride in her recovery.
 
"Everyone hits bottom their own way," she said. "Mine came through my accident, which led to my pill addiction, which led to my birth. I say birth rather than rebirth because I feel born new. I re-established a spiritual connection that is lost when you are taking any kind of drug. Strangely enough I wouldn't have missed my accident. It just knocks me out to say that, but I mean it."
 
Brennan also survived a bout with breast cancer in 1990.
 
Brennan was married to David John Lampson from 1968 to 1974. She is survived by two sons, Patrick Brennan and Sam Lampson.

 
BRENNAN, Eileen  (Vera Eileen Regina Brennan)
Born: 9/3/1932, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 7/28/2013, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
 
Eileen Brennan’s western – actress:
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV) – 1995 (Joelle)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

RIP Dominguinhos


Dominguinhos ("Little Dominic") was born José Domingos de Morais in Garanhuns and was a Brazilian composer and singer.
 
He performed with musicians such as Luiz Gonzaga, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa (with whom he toured in Midem), Zé Ramalho, Toquinho, and Maria Bethânia. Some of his hits were recorded by Bethânia, Gil, Chico Buarque, Elba Ramalho, and Fagner. In 1997 Dominguinhos wrote the soundtrack of the film O Cangaceiro.
 
In December 2012, Dominguinhos was taken to a hospital in Recife with cardiac dysrhythmia and respiratory tract infection. He was later transferred to the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, in São Paulo, where his coma was described as permanent and doctors say there are no hopes he will return and wake up again.
 
Despite the declarations of his son, Dominguinhos was still fighting for his life. He was minimally conscious, able to understand his condition and the ones who surround him at the hospital.
 
Dominguinhos passed away in July 23, 2013, due to infectious and cardiac complications, according to the Sírio-Libanês Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil.

 
DOMINGUINHOS (Jose Domingos de Morais)
Born: 2/12/1941 Garanhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil
Died: 7/23/2013, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Dominguinhos’ western – actor, composer:
O Cangaceiro – 1997 (Ze Domingues) [also composed score]

RIP Frank Morriss


Film Editor Frank Morriss Dies at 85

2:04 PM PDT 7/21/2013 by Mike Barnes
 
His credits include "Duel," "The Execution of Private Slovik," "Blue Thunder" and "Romancing the Stone."

Frank Morriss, an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated film editor who deftly cut such features and telefilms as The Execution of Private Slovik, Duel, Blue Thunder and Romancing the Stone, has died. He was 85.
 
Morriss died July 3 at his home in Northridge, Calif., with Marlee, his wife of 47 years, at his side.
 
A frequent collaborator of director John Badham, Morriss captured two editing Emmys for the 1974 NBC telefilm The Execution of Private Slovik, starring Martin Sheen, and earned Oscar noms for his work on the action thrillers Blue Thunder (1983), from Badham, and Robert Zemeckis' Romancing the Stone (1984).
 
Morriss also edited Steven Spielberg's taut 1971 ABC telefilm Duel and Don Siegel's Charley Varrick (1973), starring Walter Matthau, for which the editor earned a BAFTA award.
 
Beginning with 1974 Emmy-winning NBC telefilm The Law, Morriss worked on about two dozen projects with Badham through 2004. They teamed on such films as Bird on a Wire (1990), starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn; The Hard Way (1991) with Michael J. Fox and James Woods; Point of No Return (1993) with Bridget Fonda; the Emilio Estevez comedy Another Stakeout (1993); Drop Zone (1994) starring Wesley Snipes; and Nick of Time (1995) with Johnny Depp.
 
Morriss began his career as a sound and music editor but turned to pictures in the 1960s and '70s and worked on such television series as Destry, It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game and McCloud.
 
He co-edited Silent Life, a film starring director Vladislav Kozlov as movie legend Rudolph Valentino that has not yet been released.


MORRISS, Frank E.
Born: 9/10/1927, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 7/3/2013, Northridge, California U.S.A.

Frank Morriss’ westerns – film editor:
Destry (TV) – 1964
Laredo (TV) – 1966
Hitched (TV) – 1971
The Godchild (TV) – 1974
The Jack Bull (TV) - 1999

Monday, July 22, 2013

RIP Dennis Farina


Dennis Farina dead at 69
 
 
Chicago Tribune staff and news wire reports
1:10 p.m. CDT, July 22, 2013
 
 
Dennis Farina, a Chicago native and police officer who turned to acting, has died at 69 in Arizona, his publicist said today.
 
Farina, best known as detective Joe Fontana on the long-running TV series "Law & Order," suffered a blood clot in his lung, publicist Lori De Waal said.
 
Farina was an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, a detective who moonlighted on Chicago theater stages and in small movie roles. In the 1980s he was on the NBC television series "Crime Story."
 
He became a full-time actor much in demand for feature films ("Midnight Run," "Saving Private Ryan," "Get Shorty," "Snatch"), TV movies ("The Case of the Hillside Strangler," "Empire Falls") and TV series ("The In-Laws," "Buddy Faro").
 
He then became one of the stars of "Law & Order," playing tough, nattily dressed Detective Joe Fontana.
 
Farina was born on Feb. 29, 1944, the fourth son and youngest of the seven children of Joseph and Yolanda Farina. The father was a doctor, the mother a homemaker, and they raised their kids in a home at 549 W. North Ave. in an area that was then a working-class neighborhood with a broad ethnic mix predominated by Italians and Germans.
 
He went to school right around the corner from his home, at St. Michael's Elementary and St. Michael's Central High School.
 
After graduating from high school, Farina decided to "get the Army out of the way" and served three years before returning to Chicago. He worked for a while at the South Water produce market until, on the advice of his older brother, a lawyer, he joined the police force and studied criminal justice at Truman Junior College.

 
FARINA, Dennis
Born: 2/29/1944, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 7/22/2013, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

Dennis' Farina's western - actor:
Bonanza Under Attack (TV) - 1995 (Charley Siringo)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

RIP Franco De Gemini


A legendary icon has left us.
 
Franco De Gemini has died at age 84. Filippo de Masi, son of Franco, the well-known composer, which is dedicated to the event, said:'' He was a second father to me and an artist out of the ordinary. A huge pain that I cannot even describe. Now you can play up there with Dad what you like, I just wish we did not have to feel what has happened.''
 
Franco De Gemini, known for his talent with the harmonica, was born in Ferrara on September 10, 1928. He spent his childhood, adolescence and youth in Turin, where he learned to play in the orchestras of that city. Franco became interested in the harmonica, in the second half of the 1940s, at school and Torinesi Club. As a musician EIAR at the Festival of Sanremo, in 1953 began playing for several major film scores. The first is ''Pane, amore e fantasia'' with Alessandro Cicognini (directed by Luigi Comencini). He then enters the orchestra of the master Berto Pisano, with whom he recorded music for television, recording in the studios of Fonit Cetra.
 
During his career as a musician De Gemini played with the greatest masters of music in the history of Italy such as Francesco De Masi, Piero Piccioni, Nicola Piovani, Armando Trovajoli, Riz Ortolani, Piero Umiliani, Carlo Rustichelli, Franco Micalizzi and many others . During his life he performed on over 800 soundtracks. One of his best performances was for West Side Story, written by Leonard Bernstein, in 1961. In 1964 he collaborated with Fabrizio De André, playing in reincisione of  ''La ballata dell'eroe''. Also the soundtrack of the Italian film ''Italiani brava gente'' written by Armando Trovajoli, with nothing less than the legendary Duetto flutist Severino Gazzelloni. In the midst of these experiences, he became known for the films of Morricone. He took part in the music of'' The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'', ''A Fistful of Dollars'', and later “Once Upon a Time in the West'' and ''My Name Is Trinity''.
 
In 2006 he released a CD, "The Man with the Harmonica ', in which he had added a better musical history. In 2007, however, it was the turn of a book, From beat to beat, in which De Gemini told about his experiences as an author, accompanied by anecdotes.
 
An artist, a talent, a gentleman. Franco De Gemini has been a source of pride for our nation. In his hands, the harmonica became a festival of feelings and sensations. Difficult to repeat. Definitely unforgettable.
 
 
De GEMINI, Franco
Born: 9/10/1928, Ferrara, Emilio Romagna, Italy
Died: 7/20/2013, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
Franco De Gemini’s westerns – harmonica
Heroes of the West* – 1963 – [harmonica]
Fistful of Dollars* - 1964 [harmonica]
The Man from Oklahoma* – 1964 [harmonica]
Massacre at Marble City* - 1964 [harmonica]
Two Mafiamen in the Far West* - 1964 [harmonica]
A Coffin for the Sheriff* - 1965 [harmonica]
Heroes of the West* - 1965 [harmonica]
Ringo’s Big Night* - 1965 [harmonica]
El Rojo* – 1966 [harmonica]
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly* - 1966 [harmonica]
The Man from Nowhere* - 1966 [harmonica]
Ramon the Mexican – 1966 [harmonica]
Ringo and His Golden Pistol* – 1966 [harmonica]
$7.00 to Kill* - 1966 [harmonica]
The Ugly Ones* - 1966 [harmonica]
Buckaroo - 1967 [harmonica]
A Few Bullets More* - 1967 [harmonica]
Gentleman Killer* - 1967 [harmonica]
7 Winchesters for a Massacre* - 1967 [harmonica]
Death Knows No Time* - 1968 [harmonica]
Gatling Gun* – 1968 [harmonica]
Land Raiders* - 1968 [harmonica]
Once Upon a Time in the West* - 1968 [harmonica]
Sonora* - 1968 [harmonica]
A Wreath for the Bandits* – 1968 [harmonica]
Land Raiders* - 1969 [harmonica]
Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid* - 1969 [harmonica]
Chapaqua’s Gold* – 1970 [harmonica]
The Price of Power* – 1970 [harmonica]
They Call Me Trinity* - 1970 [harmonica]
The Boldest Job in the West* - 1971 [harmonica]
Trinity is STILL My Name* – 1971 [harmonica]
The Grand Duel – 1972 [harmonica]
It Can be Done Amigo* - 1972 [harmonica]
They Called Him Veritas* – 1972 [harmonica]
Thunder Over El Paso – 1972 [harmonica]
The Man Called Invincible* - 1973 [harmonica]
Those Dirty Dogs* - 1973 [harmonica]
Man Hunt* 1984 [harmonica]

Thursday, July 18, 2013

RIP Julian Garza


RIP Julian Garza
 
The outstanding musician and composer Julian Garza Norteno Arredondo, known as "El Viejo Paulino", died last night July 17, 2013, in the company of his family at age 77 after suffering several health problems.
 
His death occurred at his home in the town of Guadalupe and her remains are expected to be veiled from this afternoon at the Chapels of Carmen town and buried this morning in the Pantheon Los Pinos.
 
The last public appearance of the singer was in April during a tribute that gave him the Mexican History Museum for his 40 year career and which revealed his fragile health.
 
The musician, known in music as "El Viejo Paulino", was born on August 19, 1935 in Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon, was the first of three children of Jose Garza Leal and Maria Guadalupe Arredondo and a child lay in the municipality of Guadalupe.
 
He was with his brother Luis and Julian duet, with which it remained until 2003, which stood out for its particular style in their interpretations to be considered "The Masters of the Bench".
 
The brothers were together for a period of 30 years in the northern music concept, which accumulated more than 100 musical productions.
 
According to the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), "the stories told in the songs of Julian Garza caught the attention of the movie industry, and were taken to develop scripts for films like" The three graves. "
 
Among Garza corridos, which are characterized by their colloquial language are "Revenge of Mary", "Luis Aguirre", "Advice from a friend", "Dos cruces", "Farewell to Puente Grande", "A jump mata "," the tragedy of Rosita "," Anda peeling drunk "," Inheritance of gunmen "," Legend of the maimed "and" El Viejo Paulino ", among others.

 
GARZA, Julian (Julian Garza Arredondo)
Born: 8/19/1935, Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Died: 7/17/2013, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
 
Julian Garza’s westerns – actor:
El Criminal – 1985
Perro de cadena - 1998

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

RIP Vincenzo Cerami


Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami died in Rome on July 17, 2013, at the age of 72 years. He was famous for having written "Life is Beautiful', the award-winning film by Roberto Benigni for which he was nominated for an Oscar in 1999.
 
Ill for some time, Cerami was also the author of the book "A Little Man," which was made into another famous movie with Alberto Sordi. Since June 2009, he held the position of Councillor for Culture of the City of Spoleto.
 
The last gift he received on June 14 by Roberto Benigni and Nicola Piovani. His old friends had gone to pick up the Special Career David di Donatello that he could not receive, because he was too sick: "Vincent is a great writer and is not look like anyone else," Benigni said. "He’s a very generous person and very sweet, a sweetness that burns in him, and one who puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out a storm. He taught me many things, especially the inspiration of just waiting for the amateurs and others roll up their sleeves and get right to work. He taught me the syntax, how to build a synthesis script and the basis of all the poetic dreams, when you write a movie and the story of a dream and you have to write it in a precise manner. He was very precise, and the accuracy and had a quality that belongs to the great visionaries.
 
Cerami was born in Rome on November 2, 1940 to Sicilian parents. His meeting with Pier Paolo Pasolini, of which he was a student, was instrumental in his formation. With him he made his debut in films in 1965 as assistant director on three films: "Love Meetings", "Hawks and the Sparrows" and the episode "The Witches" from the movie "The Earth Seen from the Moon." Vincenzo was married to Graziella Chiarcossi, cousin of Pier Paolo Pasolini. He leaves two children, actress Aisha, born from the union with his first wife Mimsy Farmer, and Matthew, a young director.
 
Cerami was the screenwriter for five Euro-westerns: “The Dirsty Outlaws” (1966), “The Silent Stranger” (1968), “Hate is My God”, “The Forgotten Pistolero” (both 1969) and “Blindman” (1971).
 
CERAMI, Vincenzo
Born: 11/2/1940, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 7/17/2013, Rome, Lazio, Italy
 
Vincenzo Cerami’s westerns – screenwriter:
The Dirty Outlaws – 1966
The Silent Stranger – 1968
Hate is My God – 1969
The Forgotten Pistolero – 1969
Blindman – 1971

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

RIP Dennis Burkley


King of the Hill' Actor Dennis Burkley Dies at 67
 
Hollywood Reporter
By Mike Barnes
11:10 AM PDT 7/16/2013
 
Dennis Burkley, a burly character actor who played truckers, bartenders,
bikers and rednecks during a busy four-decade career that included a
stint as the voice of Principal Moss on Fox’s King of the Hill, has
died. He was 67.
 
Burkley died early Sunday in his sleep at his home in Sherman Oaks,
agent David Ankrum told The Hollywood Reporter. He had been battling
health problems for some time, said his son, Shawn.
 
The fun-loving Burkley, who was born in Van Nuys, Calif., but grew up
outside Dallas, stood 6-foot-3 and for a time weighed more than 300
pounds (he lost a considerable amount of weight in recent years). He
often sported a dark, scruffy beard and a Texas accent in a prolific
career that began in the early 1970s and included more than 130 film and
TV credits.
 
Two of his more memorable roles were as a giant, mute biker who
befriends Eric Stoltz’s character in Peter Bogdanovich’s Mask (1985) and
as another biker, a racist named Sonny Crockett, on four 1983 episodes
of Hill Street Blues. (Anthony Yerkovich, a writer and producer on that
show, gave the character played by Don Johnson that same name a year
later when he created the stylish cop show Miami Vice.)
 
Burkley also starred as Redd Foxx’s junkyard partner Cal Pettie on
Sanford, a reboot of Sanford and Son that ran two seasons on NBC from
1980-81. (Demond Wilson, who played Foxx’s son and partner on the
original series, did not want to partake.)
 
Burkley, whose pals called him "Big D," voiced Carl Moss, the principal
of Tom Landry Middle School in Arlen, Texas, on 35 episodes of King of
the Hill, which aired for 13 seasons from 1997 to 2008.
 
Burkley also had parts in such films as Heroes (1977), The Slugger’s
Wife (1985), Murphy’s Romance (1985), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986), No
Way Out (1987), Who’s That Girl (1987), Fletch Lives (1989), The End of
Innocence (1990), The Doors (1991), Rush (1991), Stop! Or My Mom Will
Shoot (1992), Tin Cup (1996), Touch (1997) and Hollywood Homicide
(2003).
 
Burkley’s TV resume also includes guest-star stints on such shows as
Emergency!, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, McCloud, One Day at a Time, Mary
Hartman, Mary Hartman, Baretta, Maude, The Rockford Files, B.J. and the
Bear, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard, Who’s the Boss?, Designing
Women, Ellen, NYPD Blue, JAG, The Drew Carey Show and My Name Is Earl.
 
After attending Grand Prairie High School and getting his masters in
theater at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Burkley headed back
to the Los Angeles area, where he cleaned swimming pools while pursing
an acting career. One pool he cleaned belonged to Five Easy Pieces
director Bob Rafelson, who gave Burkley a bit part in Stay Hungry
(1976), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first credited feature
role.
 
Burkley co-wrote, directed and appeared in the 2005 independent comedy
Repetition, about students in a Los Angeles acting class, featuring F.
Murray Abraham, Mark Hamill and Robert Englund.
 
In addition to his son, survivors also include Burkley's wife of 46
years, Laura, and their daughter Shannan. Services will be private.

 
BURKLEY, Dennis (Dennis Henry Burkley)
Born: 9/10/1945, Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.
Died: 7/14/2013, Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.A.
 
Dennis Burkley’s westerns – actor:
The Texas Wheelers (TV) – 1975 (Bud)
The Call of the Wild (TV) - 1976 (Stoney)
The Oregon Trail (TV) – 1977
Young Maverick (TV) – 1980 (Julius Higgins)
Outlaws (TV) – 1987 (farmer)
Four Eyes and Six Guns (TV) – 1992 (Luke Doom)
Legend (TV) – 1995 (Quelle Heure)
Cheyenne – 1996 (Knopfler)
The Magnificent Seven (TV) – 2000 (Horace)

Monday, July 15, 2013

RIP Tonino Accolla

Tonino Accolla, legendary Italian voice of Homer Simpson

Tonino Accolla died July 14th in Rome, after a long illness. He was not only a great Italian voice actor, but also dialogue writer and director of dubbing countless films as well as a theater director. Tonino was the legendary voice (and laugh) of actor Eddie Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Kenneth Branagh and Homer Simpson and as Papa Smurf and many other famous stars and animated characters. Accolla also directed the voiceovers of some of the the biggest blockbusters Use (from 'The Silence of the innocent 'to' Titanic ', from' the Son of the Pink Panther 'to' Brave Heart ', just to name a few). Accolla, who was born in Syracuse on April 9, 1949, was 64 years old and had been ill for some time.
 
ACCOLLA, Tonino
Born: 4/9/1949, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Died: 7/14/2013, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Tonino Accolla's westerns - voice actor:
Asterix in America - 1994 [Italian voice of Asterix]
Gunslinger's Revenge - 1998 [Italian voice of David Bowie]

Sunday, July 14, 2013

RIP Guy Provencher


In Centre d'hégergement de la Maison Saint-Joseph, Montréal passed away on July 11, 2013, at the age of 86 years, Mr Guy Provencher.
 
He leaves to mourn relatives and friends

 
PROVENCHER, Guy
Born: 3/6/1927, Saint Charles-de-Wendover, Quebec Canada
Died: 7/11/2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
Guy Provencher’s western – actor:
Black Robe – 1991 (Old Iroquois)
Jesuit Joe - 1991 (Vito)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

RIP Victor Lundin


By Todd Garbarini
 
Actor Victor Lundin, best known to film fans for his portrayal of Friday in Byron Haskin’s Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), passed away on June 29, 2013 at age 83 after an undisclosed illness.  News of his passing first came to Cinema Retro via Cinema Epoch’s Director of Acquisitions Douglas Dunning, who was a personal friend of Mr. Lundin’s.  It was also confirmed by John Sempre, Jr.’s Facebook page (Mr. Sempre interviewed Mr. Lundin and this audio interview can be heard in part one and part two on Vimeo) as well as Zachary Lundin’s Facebook page (Victor’s son).
 
In addition to this film, Mr. Lundin appeared in the 1966 film version of Beau Geste, and appeared on television in episodes on some of our favorite shows from the 1960’s, including The Time Tunnel, Get Smart, Star Trek, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Mannix, and Batman.
 
According to Mr. Sempre, Jr., one of Mr. Lundin’s last screen appearances will be in the former’s upcoming web miniseries, Creeporia, wherein he provided a brief cameo voice for an animated character (an evil wizard) in the first episode. Creeporia will be released via streaming video in October 2013.

  
LUNDIN, Victor
Born: 6/15/1930 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 6/29/2013
 
Victor Lundin’s westerns – actor:
Bronco (TV) – 1958 (Madden)
Mackenzie’s Raiders (TV) – 1958 (Chief Quanah Parker)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1959 (Hank)
Pony Express (TV) – 1960
Cheyenne (TV) – 1961 (rustler)
Hondo (TV) – 1967 (Silva)

RIP Joe Conley


'Waltons' actor Joe Conley dies
 
Associated Press
Posted:   07/11/2013 08:39:42 AM PDT
Updated:   07/11/2013 08:39:43 AM PDT

 
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Conley, an actor best known as storekeeper Ike Godsey on the TV series "The Waltons," has died at age 85.
 
The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that according to wife Louise Conley, Joe Conley died at a care facility in Southern California on Sunday. She says he had suffered from dementia.
 
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Conley had bit parts on 1960s series like "Green Acres" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" before he landed the role on CBS's "The Waltons" in 1972 that would last nearly a decade.
 
Conley played Ike Godsey, postmaster and owner of the Jefferson County general store frequented by the Walton family in Depression-era Virginia. He appeared in 172 episodes over nine seasons and in TV movie reunions that lasted into the 1990s.

 
CONLEY, Joe
Born: 3/3/1928, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 7/7/2013, Newbury Park, California, U.S.A.
 
Joe Conley’s westerns – actor:
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV) – 1956 (Raino Tante)
Casey Jones (TV) – 1957 (Conductor Adrrel)
Boots and Saddles (TV) – 1958 (Private Spanner)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1959 (Henry Jackson)
Stagecoach West (TV) – 1960 (Henry)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1964 (Carl)

RIP Gisela Fritsch


"Sensational!" - Probably no other statement had generations of children shaped like this so much. Gisela Fritsch Pukaß lent the raging reporter Karla Kolumna (Bibi, Benjamin the Elephant and Co.) her voice. Now it has been learned through an obituary that appeared in the "Tagesspiegel", friends and colleagues mourn the death of the actress. The obit states that the 76-year-old died on July, 3, 2013. In 2006 she was given by the German Berliner an award for synchronous in the category "Outstanding female dubbing work." In addition to the popular children's character set to music Pukaß-Fritsch for the German market was the voice of such actresses as Judi Dench, Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve. She leaves behind her husband and daughter, both of which are voice actors. In the hearts of many, the Grande Dame of the synchronous world will continue to be remembered when the familiar "Hey!" in her signature role echoes through the nursery.

 
FRITSCH, Gisela
Born: 11/26/1936, Germany
Died: 7/3/2013, Germany

Gisela Fritsch’s westerns – voice actress:
Guns of the Magnificent Seven – 1968 [German voice of Wende Wagner]
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter – 1999 [German voice of Sonia Braga]

Friday, July 5, 2013

RIP Iain McColl


FORMER Rab C Nesbitt and City Lights star Iain McColl has died of  cancer aged 59.
 
The Scots actor died at the Beatson Clinic in Glasgow where he had
been undergoing chemotherapy.
 
McColl became an established TV star in the 1980s when he played the character Big Tam alongside Gerard Kelly in the popular sitcom City Lights.
 
He also had roles in films such as Comfort and Joy and Gangs of New York.
 
The Dumbarton-born star, who had a long-standing drink problem, had been battling cancer for several years.

 
McCOLL, Iain
Born: 6/7/1955, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, U.K.
Died: 7/3/2013 Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
 
Iain McColl’s western – actor:
The Campbells (TV) – 1990 (Dougal)

RIP Javier Artiñano


Javier Artiñano, the great Spanish film costume designer has died.
 
The designer worked on television series and picked up six awards 'Goya'
 
The costume and set designer Javier Artiñano, author of over 80 plays and won 6 “Goya” Awards " including “El rey pasmado” and “Juana la loca”, died yesterday July 4th in Madrid. He was 71 years-old.
 
The son of Spanish immigrants, he was born in 1942 in San Pedro Montes de Oca, San José de Costa Rica, the country in which he spent his childhood and adolescence then later moved to Spain. He attended high school in Santander, Madrid and studied at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando and the Decorative Arts, where he learned his profession.
 
His first work of film costume began with “Las melancólicas” (1971) directed by Rafael Moreno Alba.
 
His professionalism is supported by six awards 'Goya' and a 'Max' for the Performing Arts. He worked with all the major Spanish directors. On television series he designed costumes for “Fortunata y Jacinta”, “Los gozos y las sombras” and “La regenta”. His six "Goyas" were for “El bosque animado” (1988), “Esquilache” (1990), “El rey pasmado” (1992), “El maestro de esgrima” (1993), “Lázaro de Tormes” (2001) and “Juana la Loca”»(2002).
 
 
ARTINANO, Javier (Javier Artiñano Ansorena)
Born: 1942 San Pedro Montes de Oca, Costa Rica
Died: 7/4/2013, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
 
Javier Artiñano’s western – costume deigner:
The Return of El Coyote - 1988

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

RIP Paul Jenkins


Paul Jenkins - Actor Paul Jenkins Dies At 74

July 2, 2013  
 
Actor Paul Jenkins has died at the age of 74.
 
The star passed away on Monday following a brief illness, reports Deadline.com. Further details of his death were unavailable at press time.
 
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jenkins made his movie debut in Roman Polanski's 1968 thriller Rosemary's Baby.
 
He reteamed with the filmmaker for an appearance in his 1974 crime drama Chinatown, but it was in Tv that he really found fame, scoring small roles in 1970s series like M*A*S*H, Columbo, The Partridge Family and Kojak.
 
However, he will perhaps be best remembered for his portrayal of Professor Parks on family drama
The Waltons from 1974 to 1976, and as Ed on Dynasty in 1981.
 
His other TV credits include The Rockford Files and Starsky and Hutch, while he also appeared in more recent shows Ally MCBeal, Party of Five, The West Wing and Cold Case.

 
JENKINS, Paul
Born: 1937, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 7/1/2013, U.S.A.
 
Paul Jenkins western – actor:
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV) – 1996 (Gavin Malloy)

RIP Buddy Garion

Actor Buddy Garion passed away at the VA Hospital in Westwood, California on June 27, 2013 after battling lung cancer.

Garion's career started with an appearance as a reporter on the TV series 'Mr. Lucky' in 1960. He would go on to appear in over 20 films and TV appearances including "Ice Station Zebra" in 1968, 'Zebra Force" (1976) and such TV series as 'Star Trek' (1968), 'The A Team' (1984) and 'Matlock' (1987).


GARION, Buddy
Born: 19??, U.S.A.
Died: 6/27/2013, Westwood, California, U.S.A.

Buddy Garion's western - acor:
Laredo (TV) - 1967 (Abner Gully)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

RIP Tony Vilas


Actor Tony Vilas has died
 
He died at age 69 after a long career in theater, film and TV.
 
The actor Tony Vilas who had a long career in theater, film and TV, died today at age 69. Although the cause of death was not reported, it was revealed that Vilas was hospitalized a few weeks ago.
 
The actor had graduated from the National School of Drama and was one of the figures featured the cast of the then General San Martin Municipal Theatre, while the group existed.
 
There he was seen in "The invested" by José González Castillo, in the memorable version of Alberto Ure, "Old friends" by Roberto Cossa, directed by Daniel Marcove, "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, directed by Lluís Pasqual .
 
In these and other scenarios he was seen in "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen, led by José María Paolantonio, "Paternoster" by Jacobo Langsner, "Chronicle of the fall of one of the men in it," Daniel Veronese, directed by Salvador Lloveras, and "Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose, directed by China Zorrilla, among many other productions.
 
Trinidad Guevara won the 1989 best actor for "Antigone" by Sophocles, also directed by Ure, and appeared in television cycles as "The strange lady", "black octopus", "My name is Courage" and "Firsts ".
 
The film was summoned in 1968 to "Ufa with sex" by Rodolfo Kuhn, never released by pressures of censorship then, but later appeared in "Hippolytus and Evita", "The Return of Martin Fierro", "Women's Correctional "," Obsession for revenge "," Eva Peron "and" Wild "(1997).

 
VILAS, Tony
Born: 6/3/1944, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 7/1/2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Tony Vilas western – actor:
The Return of Martin Fierro - 1974