Monday, May 4, 2015

RIP José Canalejas

José Canalejas, a classic 'spaghetti western' actor dies at 90

 The Madrid player who participated during four decades in Western movies, died on May 1 at home

El Mundo

Madrid - actor Jose Alvarez Canalejas, a face well known in the distributions of the spaghetti western, died on May 1 at age 90 at his home in Madrid, according to today AISGE (Artists and Performers Management Society) Foundation.

 The Madrid artist was born on February 14, 1925 and accumulated four decades of experience in front of the camera, but he also directed a couple of films with the Calatrava brothers as protagonists.

 Jose Canalejas was a regular Western movies over four decades of occupation, with titles as celebrated as' A Fistful of Dollars "(1964) or 'The Death was a price' (1965), where Sergio Leone gave the opportunity to share screen with Clint Eastwood.

 In its almost hundred films also include those made ​​with Amando director Ossorio, with whom he worked in the most diverse genres, from the intrigues of saloon in 'The Tomb of the gunman' (1964) the great terror of 'Attack of the eyeless dead '(1973) or' Sea Serpent '(1984).

 He also participated with episodic roles in television series like 'Curro Jiménez' (1977) or 'Turn trade' (1986) and other relevant in 'The barracks' (1979) or 'Riders alba' (1990), this last under the command of Vicente Aranda, whose firm also carries one of his last film credits stressed: "The Lute: walks or bursts" (1987).

 Although retired since 1997, also he had time to exercise in the seventies as a director of comedies 'The last process in Paris' and 'El in ... moral', both starring the Calatrava brothers.

CANALEJAS, José (José Álvarez Canalejas)
Born: 2/14/1925, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 5/1/2015, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

José Canalejas’ westerns – actor:
The Sign of Zorro – 1962 (lieutenant)
Torrejón City – 1962 (bandit)
Billy the Kid - 1963 (soldier)
Ride and Kill – 1963 (Chirlo)
A Fistful of Dollars - 1964 (Alvaro)
Grave for a Gunfighter – 1964 (Brandon henchman)
The Secret of Captain O’Hara – 1964 (Wills)
Django - 1965 (Rodriguez henchman)
A Fistful of Knuckles - 1965 (lieutenant)
For a Few Dollars More - 1965 (Chico)
Mutiny at Fort Sharp – 1965 (Confederate soldier)
The Relentless Four – 1965 (Rex Calhoun)
God Forgives... I Don’t! - 1966 (Frederico)
The Hellbenders - 1966 (Mexican bandit)
Savage Gringo – 1966 (Elmer Dawson)
Sugar Colt – 1966 (bearded bandit)
A Taste for Killing – 1966 (Peter)
The Ugly Ones – 1966 (Juan Valdez)
A Few Bullets More - 1967 (Heredia)
A Man, a Colt – 1967 (Don Carlos henchman)
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die – 1967 (Seminole)
A Stranger in Paso Bravo – 1967 (hired hand)
A Train for Durango – 1967 (Manuel)
Bury Them Deep – 1968 (Gunn henchman)
Cemetery Without Crosses - 1968 (Valee brother)
God May Forgive You, Not Me – 1968 (bounty hunter)
I Want Him Dead - 1968 (Duke Newton)
Killer, Adios – 1968 (henchman)
The Mercenary – 1968 (Sebastian)
One After the Other – 1968 (Frank)
White Comanche - 1968
The Price of Power – 1969 (deputy)
Adios, Sabata - 1970 (Murdock brothers vs Sabata duel observer)
Companeros! - 1970 (Mongo henchman)
Reverend Colt – 1970 (José/Joe)
Sabata the Killer – 1970 (Chango)
Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You’re Under Arrest – 1971 (Spiro/Angel)
Thunder Over El Paso – 1971
What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution? – 1971
Sonny & Jed – 1972 (Doñ Garcia henchman)
Blood River - 1973 (Matt)
The Man Called Noon – 1973 (Dave Cherry)
The Three Musketeers of the West – 1973 (Señor Mendoza)
Three Supermen of the West – 1973 (Buffalo Bill)
The Great Adventure - 1974 [as Joseph Cana]
If You Shoot... You Live - 1974 (Tex)
Revenge of the Black Wolf – 1981 (Alcalde)
White Apache – 1985 (White Bear)
Scalps – 1986

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