Sunday, April 28, 2019

RIP Anne Neyland

Ventura County Star
April 28, 2019

Anne Neyland 84, of Camarillo, Actress, died 4/24/2019. Arrangements by Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo (805) 482-1166.

NEYLAND, Anne (Roberta Anne Neyland)
Born: 8/23/1934, Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Died: 4/24/2019, Camarillo, California, U.S.A.

Ann Neyland’s westerns – actress:
Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV) – 1955 (blonde woman)
The Texan (TV) – 1959 (Ruth Avery)
Yancy Derringer (TV) – 1959 (Wilma)

Friday, April 26, 2019

RIP Conrado San Martin

98-year-old Conrado San Martín dies, the last gallant of Spanish cinema

El Diario Vasco
By Oskar Belategui
April 26, 2019

The actor leaves a filmography of more than a hundred films, with such popular titles as 'Locura de amor' ' and 'Hasta que llegó su hora'. His great sorrow was not to make Cid Campeador: "They brought one from America."

Conrado San Martín went to be an agricultural engineer, but the Civil War changed his plans. At age 18 he worked as an extra in 'Oro vil' (1941), considered the first film of the West of Spanish cinema, in which they needed someone who knew how to punch. He was recruited by the stunt coordinator, a former boxer, with whom San Martin, physical education teacher and budding athlete, agreed at the gym where he trained. He was paid five dollars a day and the hotel room. Then came more than a hundred movies and series which made him one of the classic gallants of our cinema.

Protagonist of jewels of the black sort like 'Apartado de correos 1001' and 'Relato policíaco', star of popular successes like 'Los últimos de Filipinas' and 'Locura de amor', Conrado San Martín died in Madrid at the age of 98 after doing everything in the cinema and the theater. He was an Army officer in 'Alhucemas', head of a Falangist picket in 'Requiem for a Spanish peasant' and inquisitor in 'Extramuros'. His name appears in the 'peplums' or Roman films filmed in Spain, such as 'The Legions of Cleopatra' and 'The Colossus of Rhodes'. He also frequented Jesus Franco's tapes -'Gritos en la noche ',' Death Whistles the Blues'- and could even boast of being part of the cast of 'Hasta que su hora' and '¡Agáchate, maldito', As well as if he were General Pompeyo of 'King of Kings', by Nicholas Ray.

Born in Higuera de las Dueñas (Ávila) in 1921, San Martín began in the theater as an extra, with a spear and a shield. He boxed as an amateur but the interpretation was more. At the height of his popularity in the 50s, he even had his own office in the magazine 'Fotogramas'. When "Simón Bolívar" was filming in 1969, his horse slipped and his spine was fractured. The accident kept him away from the sets for two years. He got into the construction business and set up decoration stores. But he ended up going back to interpretation. In the 90s, he was fixed in series like 'Los jinetes del alba', 'El oro y el barro' and 'Hermanos de leche'.
“I had my dreams. When I was young I wanted to make “El Cid”, I thought I had enough experience. But, boy, they brought one from America (Charlton Heston)," the actor joked that in 2015 he said goodbye to the cinema with the horror film 'Vampyres' by Víctor Matellano. Great fan of hunting, San Martin was married to the same woman, Olga Quiles, since 1955, with whom they had five children. He created his own production company, Laurus Films, and at age 80 returned to the stage in 'Doce hombres sin piedad'. In addition to the Gold Medal of the Fine Arts, he obtained the prizes of the Cinematographic Writers Circle and the Silver Frames, in both cases for the whole of his career.

San MARTIN, Conrado (Conrado San Martin  Prieto)
Born: 2/20/1921, Higuera de las Dueñas, Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain
Died:  4/26/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Conrado San Martin’s westerns – actor:
Dirty Gold - 1941
In a Colt's Shadow - 1965 (Duke Buchanan [as Conrado Sanmartin]
Long Days of Revenge - 1967 (Mr. Cobb)
Turn I’ll Kil You – 1967 (Ted Shaw)
Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968 (neighbor)
And God Said to Cain – 1969 (prison warden)
Duck You Sucker – 1970
Al este del Oeste – 1983 (Alcalde)
Once Upon a Time in Europe (TV) – 2001 [himself]
Sergio Leone: Cinema, Cinema – 2001 [himself]
Stop Over in Hell – 2016 [archive footage]

RIP Larry 'Flash' Jenkins

Fletch and Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor Larry 'Flash' Jenkins passes away at age 63

Daily Mail
April 26, 2019

Actor-producer Larry 'Flash' Jenkins passed away this week.

The 63-year-old performer, best known for his roles in 80s classics Fletch and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 'passed suddenly' reported The Blast.

'It’s believed he died of a heart attack,' the gossip site wrote on Friday.

Jenkins' first credited role was in the 1978 TV movie Crisis In Sun Valley, before being cast in an episode of TV hit M*A*S*H one year later.

However his big break came in 1985, when he was cast as the down-on-his-luck Gummy alongside Chevy Chase in Fletch.

One year later he appeared as a car thief in the iconic 80s comedy, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Jenkins was also a producer and director, having worked behind the camera on films such as Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed and Sorority Sister Slaughter.

Larry was twice divorced, having been married to Michele Jenkins from 1984-1991 and Jean Coleman Jenkins from 1997-2009.

Larry is survived by his 25-year-old son Jeffrey.

JENKINS, Larry ‘Flash’
Born: 5/10/1955, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 4/26/2019, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Larry Jenkins' western - actor: 
Brothers in Arms - 2005 (dealer)

RIP Ellen Schwiers

Ellen Schwiers has died

The actress Ellen Schwiers is dead. She died at the age of 88 in her house on Lake Starnberg.

April 26, 2019

The actress Ellen Schwiers is dead. She died early Friday morning at the age of 88 after a long illness in her house on Lake Starnberg. This was told to the press by her daughter actress, Katerina Jacob, through her agency.

Ellen Schwiers was born in 1930 in Szczecin as the daughter of actor Lutz Schwiers. She appeared in numerous films and stood for series and crime series such as Derrick, The Bull of Tölz and police call 110 in front of the camera. Most recently, she had been on stage with her brother Holger Schwiers and her daughter Katerina in the play Old Woman Spring in the comedy in the Bayerischer Hof in Munich.

Schwiers had taken leave of the stage in 2015 after 70 years. A tour she would not go through, she said on the occasion of her 85th birthday. "I do not want to be carried on stage." After the stage farewell, she wanted to devote herself to her family, her dogs and her garden.

Schwiers' son Daniel had died of cancer at the age of 21 in 1985, and her husband died a few years later. A few weeks ago, Schwiers had told the evening paper that she could no longer walk, was bedridden, had "terrible pain" with every movement and therefore wanted to die. Despite her pain therapy, her suffering is now so severe that she considers euthanasia as well. "I've talked about this with my daughter, that's what I wanted," said Schwiers.

Born: 6/11/1930, Stettin, Pomerania, Germany
Died: 4/26/2019, Berg, Bavaria, Germany

Ellen Schwiers’ westerns – actress:
The Bandits of the Rio Grande – 1965 (Lida)
Ballad of a Gunman – 1967 (Maruja’s mother)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Robert Lussier

Berardinelli Funeral Home

Rev. Fr. Robert Lussier, OSB oliv went to his eternal reward on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born in 1934 in West Warwick, RI to Joseph Rene Lussier and Rose Anna Langlois. Two sisters, Constance and Louise preceded him in death. He was a member of a large family with 50 first cousins living close by. He is survived by 8 nieces and nephews, his brothers and sisters at Pecos Benedictine Monastery, as well as many beloved friends. After serving 4 years in the US Navy, Fr. Lussier attended Brown University, he then studied for five years with C. Alexander Peloquin, noted musician and liturgist, before moving to New York in 1963 to pursue an acting career, moved to Los Angeles in 1969 where he continued his career in theater films and television. Fr. Lussier entered the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in 1986. He studied for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA receiving degrees as a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Religion in 1992 and was ordained into the priesthood on Dec. 19, 1992. Father Lussier’s spiritual work brought him to San Luis Obispo, CA; Opelousas, LA; Pecos and Santa Fe, NM. He traveled extensively conducting seminars, retreats, workshops and parish missions. In Pecos, he was involved with the retreat program, the music ministry, was assigned as formation director and Novice Master. Fr. Bob helped to develop the “Reed” program, working on the re-establishment of Christian spirituality into the Montessori education system. He has also served at St Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe and has ministered at the Carmelite Monastery and Cristo Rey parish.

Services with be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Pecos Benedictine Abbey located at 16 Guadalupe Ln in Pecos. Rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM. A Mass of a Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at the Pecos Monastery cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice is requested.

Born: 12/14/1934, West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Died: 4/19/2019, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Robert Lussier’s westerns – actor:
Bonanza (TV) – 1971 (Garvey)
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1975 (printer)
The Gambler (TV) – 1980 (Crown)
Dream West – 1986 (Dr. Harris)