Monday, April 21, 2014

RIP Craig Hill

U.S. actor Craig Hill dies in Barcelona at 88

The actor Craig Hill, who lived in Barcelona for years, died today in the Catalan capital at age 88, as reported by the newspaper Ara, citing family sources .
Born March 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., Hill appeared in such films in the 1950s as "All About Eve", "Fixed Bayonets" and "Brigade 21". In 1965 he moved to Spain, where he rolled out fifteen "Spaghetti westerns".
These films "Hands of a Gunman," were the first he starred in Spain , "I Want Him Dead", "Bury Them Deep" and " Fifteen Scaffolds for a Killer."
In Spain, he participated in a film , "Anguistia," directed by Bigas Luna, and byVentura Pons, "Menjà d'amor" .
His last acting job was in 2003, when he had a small role in the film by Oscar Aibar, "Flying Saucers".
In addition to his career, Craig Hill was known to be the husband of actress and model Teresa Gimpera, while residing in Barcelona.
HILL, Craig (Craighill Fowler)
Born: 3/5/1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 4/21/2014 Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain

Craig Hill's westerns - actor:
Siege at Red River - 1954 (Lieutenant Baden)
My Friend Flicka (TV) - 1956 (Lieutenant Blake)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1956, 1957 (Bret Harte)
Sugarfoot (TV) - 1961 (Rance Benbow)
Hands of a Gunfighter - 1965 (Dan Murphy/Richard Marci)
A Taste for Killing – 1966 (Hank ‘Lanky Fellows)
Rick & John Conqueror the West – 1967 (Captain Stuart Smith)
7 Pistols for a Massacre – 1967 (Will Flaherty)
Bury Them Deep - 1968 (Captain Clive Norton)
15 Scaffolds for a Killer - 1968 (Billy Mack)
I Want Him Dead - 1968 (Clayton)
No Graves on Boot Hill – 1968 (Jerry)
The Buzzards and Crows Will Dig Your Grave - 1971 (Jeff Sullivan)
Drummer of Vengeance - 1971 (O’Connor)
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Colt - 1971 (Sheriff Bill/Jeff Nolan/Mace Cassidy)
An Animal Called Man - 1972 (Mark Forester/Foster)
My Horse… My Gun… Your Widow – 1972 (Doctor Janus Saxon)
Return of the Holy Ghost – 1972 (Colonel John Mills)
Stay Away from Trinity When He Comes to Eldorado – 1972 (Eldorado)
Court Martial - 1973 (colonel)
Aragon, Land of the Western - 2003 [himself]

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