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  • 10/21/13--15:31: RIP Irma Lozano

  • Irma Lozano Dead: Mexican Actress And 'I Dream Of Jeannie' Voice Dies

     


    Huffington Post


    October 21, 2013


     


    The beloved and legendary telenovela actress Irma Lozano died of cancer on Monday, Mexican newspaper El Universal reports. She was 69.


     


    Earlier this year, the Mexican star visited her dentist after experiencing a toothache that was quickly discovered to be a cancerous tumor in her cheek that had already begun to spread through her body.Lozano was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer.


     


    The actress’ struggle with the disease was heightened by her fight against Mexico’s ANDA (National Actor’s Association), chaired by Mexican actress Silvia Pinal. Lozano said ANDA was not helping her with her medical expenses.


     


    Silvia Pinal, however, said the association was helping the actress as much as it could.


     


    Susana Irma Lozano González was born on Aug. 24, 1944 in Monterrey, Nuevo León. She was married to actor José Alonso, with whom she had her daughter, actress María Rebeca. With her second husband, Omar González, she had her son, actor Rafael Omar.


     


    As a teenager, Lozano won a scholarship to study acting at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. She debuted in the 1963 play “La Luna Es Azul” with Mauricio Garcés.


     


    The star was also known as the Spanish dubbed voice for the female genie in “"I Dream of Jeannie" and for her roles in several hit telenovelas, including “Rubí,""Un Gancho al Corazón" and "Destilando Amor."


     


     


    LOZANO, Irma (Susana Irma Lozano Gonzalez)


    Born: 8/24/1944, Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


    Died: 10/21/2013, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico


     


    Irma Lozano’s westerns – actress, voice actress:


    Los amores de Juan Charrasqueado – 1968 [voice]


    Todo por nada – 1969 [voice]


    El hombre desnudo – 1976


    Benjamin Argumedo el rebelled – 1979 (Isabel)



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  • 10/22/13--09:38: RIP Jon Locke

  • Jon Locke, a journeyman actor whose feature-length films and television credits read like a viewer's guide to the great Westerns so many of us enjoyed during our youth died in Los Angeles on October 19th.

     


    Born Joseph Lockey Yon in Orlando, Florida on October 10, 1927, many fans saddled up and rode along with Jon Locke as he journeyed back to the Old West by watching celluloid versions of our frontier legends.


     


    Fans will recognize Jon for his appearances in episodes of ``Gunsmoke,'' ``The Texan,'' ``Cimarron City,'' ``Bonanza,'' ``The Virginian,'' ``Wagon Train,'' ``Laramie,'' ``Tales of Wells Fargo,'' ``Sheriff of Cochise,'' and ``Custer,'' to name a few, and also for his roles in feature films for MGM, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Productions. He also appeared in ``Land of the Lost,'' ``The Waltons,'' ``Perry Mason'' and many other classic television shows of bygone days.



    As a characteristically American film genre, Westerns occupy an honored place in the hearts and minds of all of us who see honor and glory in the rugged individualism portrayed in those movies. Jon Locke has been an integral part of the history of the Western in movies and on television throughout his acting career. Still active in the film industry, Jon also does his part to keep the memory and spirit of the Old West alive by appearing at re-enactment events and Western festivals throughout the country. He usually brings his banjo along and has been known to sing a tune or two.


     

    LOCKE, Jon (Joseph Lockey Yon)

    Born: 10/10/1927, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/19/2013, Burbank, California, U.S.A.


     


    Jon Locke’s westerns – actor:


    Gunsmoke (TV) – 1955, 1972, 1974 (Beecher, Orval, Abe)


    Westward Ho, the Wagons! – 1956 (Ed Benjamin)


    The Texan (TV) – 1958 (Pete Masters)


    Texas John Slaughter: Killers from Kansas (TV) – 1958, 1959 (deputy, Clum)


    Cimarron City (TV) – 1959 (Ray)


    26 Men (TV) – 1959 (Kevin Wade)


    Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1959 (Reese)


    Laramie (TV) – 1959, 1960, 1961 (Matt, hired gun, Billy Pore)


    Bonanza (TV) – 1960 (Southern miner)


    Riverboat (TV) – 1960 (soldier)


    Five Guns to Tombstone – 1960 (Rusty Kolloway)


    Wagon Train (TV) – 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 (Mr. Miller son, smart aleck, Gabe Billings, Farrell, Cam Davis, Gabe Lennister, Blake Reese


    Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1961 (Warren)


    Gun Fight – 1961 (Saunders)


    Frontier Circus (TV) – 1961 (Jerry Jones)


    Wide Country (TV) – 1962 (Eddie)


    The Virginian (TV) – 1963, 1965, 1966 (Johnson, Abel Tercell, 1st man, Red Rennick)


    Laredo (TV) – 1965, 1966 (Giles, deputy)


    A Man Called Shenandoah (TV) – 1966 (driver)


    Daniel Boone (TV) – 1966, 1968 (Tate, Corporal Harrison)


    Custer (TV) – 1967 (Rod Tolby)


    Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971 (Marsh)


    Dirty Sally (TV) – 1974 (Sykes)


    The Last Day (TV) 1975 (player)


    Mad Mad Wagon Party – 2010


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  • 10/24/13--13:12: RIP Ana Bertha Lepe

  • Ana Bertha Lepe, a longtime Mexican actress and a Miss Universe contestant, died on Thursday, Spanish media reported. She was 80.

     


    El Universal reported that she died at a hospital in southern Mexico City.


     


    In 1953, she was awarded the title “Miss Mexico” and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe contest before appearing in many films and telenovelas.


     


    According to local reports, her health went downward amid struggles with depression and alcoholism.


     


    Lepe was born on Sept. 12, 1933, in Tecolotlán, Jalisco state.


     


    She first appeared in 1952’s “La Justicia Del Lobo.”


     


     


    LEPE, Ana Bertha


    Born: 9/12/1934, Tecolotlan, Jalisco, Mexico


    Died:  10/24/2013, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico


     


    Ana Bertha Lepe’s westerns – actress:


    Los gavilanes – 1956 (Rosa Maria)


    Gritenme piedras del campo – 1957


    The Hooded Men from Hell – 1962


    Cazadores de asesinos – 1962 (Paloma)


    The Brave Don’t Die – 1962


    El lobo blanco – 1962


    La barranca sangrienta – 1962


    Soy chicano y mexicano - 1975


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  • 10/25/13--16:14: RIP Hal Needham

  • Director-Stuntman Hal Needham Dies at 82

     


    After doubling for Burt Reynolds for years, he turned to directing the actor in such fun-loving films as “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Cannonball Run” and “Stroker Ace.”


     


    Hal Needham, a stuntman who dazzled Hollywood for years before directing such Burt Reynolds films as Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run, has died. He was 82.


     


    Needham, who received a honorary Oscar at the 2012 Governors Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer, producer Gale Anne Hurd reported.


     


    “RIP Hal Needham, legendary stuntman, stunt coordinator and director. Truly one of the greatest ever,” Hurd posted on her Twitter account Friday.


     


    Reputed to be the highest-paid stuntman in the movies, Needham garnered his first directing job in 1976 with Smokey and the Bandit after he approached his longtime pal Reynolds (he often doubled for the actor) with a yarn about a good ol’ boy and his trucker friend who must transport a load of beer across state lines. Reynolds loved the idea, and the stuntman found himself in the director’s chair.


     


    With lady’s man Reynolds at his wisecracking best and propelled by hair-raising vehicular stunts, Smokey and the Bandit was a runaway box-office hit, the second-highest grossing movie of 1977


     


    Needham followed up with Hooper (1978),  starring Reynolds with Sally Field. It was the story of a great Hollywood stuntman and was stirred with Needham’s own adventures. In fact, it featured 30 of Hollywood’s top stunt performers.


     


    “I know one thing; I’ll never win an Academy Award. But I'll be a rich son of bitch. And that's what it’s all about,” he once told the Los Angeles Times. He once took out ads in the trades, highlighting his negative reviews but puncturing them with a shot of a wheelbarrow filled with money.


     


    Needham though, did get an honorary Oscar. “I’ve never been presented anything this prestigious in my life,” he said after hearing he would be honored at the Governors Awards in November.


     


    Needham often ended his films by showing humorous outtakes during the credits. He eschewed “serious” film talk: “Directing, it’s a snap,” he once said.


     


    As a stunt performer and coordinator, Needham has worked on more than 30 films, including The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), How the West Was Won (1962), Little Big Man (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Chinatown (1974). The co-founder of Stunts Unlimited and a mentor to young stunt performers, he earned the Academy’s Scientific and Engineering Award in 1986 for the design and development of the Shotmaker Elite camera car and crane, which allows filmmakers greater versatility in shooting action sequences.


     


    “My first job was as a treetopper, and I was so damn good at it they called me “Squirrel,” he told THR in an interview in November. “And then I joined the military and became a paratrooper. And later on in life I raced motorcycles and cars. So I had a pretty good background for it. Plus, I was a pretty good athlete. When I came in, Westerns were the big thing, so I did horse falls, transfers, bulldogs, big fights. That’s where you could really shine if you were really good at it. But then all the Westerns stopped, and I was capable of doing car stunts, motorcycle stunts and high falls. I could do it all. I worked every day. I never turned down a stunt.”’


     


    Needham said that during the course of roughly 300 movies and 4,500 television episodes, he broke 56 bones, including his back twice, punctured a lung, dislocated a shoulder and knocked out a bunch of teeth.


     


    “I had to have a shoulder operated on, and that bothers me a little bit, but basically I’m in good shape,” he said then.


     


     


    NEEDHAM, Hal (Harold Brett Needham)


    Born: 3/6/1931, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/25/2013, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


     


    Hal Needham’s westerns – director, stunt coordinator, stuntman, actor.


    The Big Country – 1958 [stunts]


    Yancy Derringer (TV) – 1958, 1959 (soldier, Judge Randall’s guard, guard)


    The Rifleman (TV) – 1959 (townsman)


    Thunder in the Sun – 1959 [stunts]


    The Restless Gun (TV) – 1959 (ambusher #1)


    Riverboat (TV) – 1959, 1960 (river pirate, 2ndruffian)


    Black Saddle (TV) – 1960 [stunts]


    Tate (TV) – 1960 (Sedon henchman)


    The Rebel (TV) – 1960, 1961 (Indian, Indian)


    The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1961 (printer)


    A Thunder of Drums – 1961 [stunts]


    Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1961, 1962 (Indian brave, 2ndcowhand)


    Wagon Train (TV) – 1961, 1964 (warrior, saloon tough, Digger)


    Frontier Circus (TV) – 1962 (Ralph Wexler)


    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – 1962 [stunts]


    Shoot Out at Big Sag – 1962 (saloon brawler)


    How the West Was Won - 1962 [stunts]


    Rawhide (TV) – 1962, 1964 (Corporal Williams, Tom)


    The Virginian (TV) – 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968 (The Man, brawler, bounty hunter, Jaimie McIntosh, ranch hand)


    Gunsmoke (TV) – 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969 (Billy Joe Carter, Ed, Indian, stagecoach cowboy,fighting cowboy, Mexican bandit, brawler, barfly, poker player, henchman, Charlie, renegade Indian)[Burt Reynolds stunt double]


    Stoney Burke (TV) – 1963 (Rusty, Stan Fremont)


    Laramie (TV) – 1963 (Collins) [stunts]


    Have Gun - Will Travel (TV) – 1957-1963 (henchman, Jimmy Traynor,Wiggen, Apache, Harry Beldon,  [stunt double: Richard Boone] [stunts]


    McLintock! – 1963 (Carter) [stunts]


    4 for Texas – 1963 [stunts]


    The Raiders – 1963 [stunts]


    Mail Order Bride – 1964 [stunts]


    Advance to the Rear – 1964 [stunts]


    Daniel Boone (TV) – 1964 (brawling settler)


    Major Dundee – 1965 [stunts]


    Shenandoah – 1965 [stunts]


    Laredo (TV) – 1965 (Cole) [stunt double Peter Brown]


    The Wild Wild West – 1965 (henchman, assailant)


    The Rare Breed – 1966 [action coordinator]


    Stagecoach – 1966 [stunts]


    Alvarez Kelly – 1966 [stunts]


    The Big Valley (TV) – 1966 [stunt double Richard Long]


    The Ballad of Josie – 1967 [stunts]


    The Way West – 1967 [stunts]


    The War Wagon – 1967 (Hite) [stunts]


    Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1967 (Yewcie)
    100 Rifles - 1969 [stunts]

    The Great Bank Robbery – 1969 [stunts]


    The Undefeated – 1969 (Yankee Corporal at River Crossing) [stunt coordinator, stunts]


    The Animals – 1970 [stunts]


    Chisum 1970 [stunt coordinator]


    Dirty Dingus Magee – 1970 [stunts]


    Little Big Man – 1970 [stunt gaffer]


    Rio Lobo – 1970 [stunts]


    One More Train to Rob – 1971 (Bert Gant) [stunt coordinator]


    Something Big – 1971 [stunt coordinator]


    Alias Smith and Jones (TV) – 1971, 1972 (Devil's Hole Gang Leader, Duke)


    Hardcase (TV) – 1972 [stunt coordinator]


    The Culpepper Cattle Co. – 1972 (Burgess) [stunt coordinator]


    The Bounty Man (TV) – 1972 (Pike)


    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean – 1972 [stunts]


    The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing – 1973 [stunt coordinator]


    Blazing Saddles – 1973 (outlaw) [stunts]


    Take a Hard Ride – 1975 (Garmes) [also stunts, assistant director]


    The Villain (1979) [Director]


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  • 10/25/13--21:33: RIP Antonia Bird

  • Antonia Bird, Director of ‘Priest’ and ‘Ravenous,’ Dies at 62

    Variety

    October 25, 2013 | 06:04PM PT


    Maane Khatchatourian


     


    Antonia Bird, who directed the 1999 cannibalism horror pic “Ravenous,” died Thursday in London after an illness. She was 62.


     


    The British helmer is known for directing films including “Priest,” “Mad Love,” and “Face.” Her close friend and frequent collaborator Robert Carlyle starred in several of her movies. Her films are renowned for their socially-conscious themes. Bird’s first feature, 1994′s “Priest,” was heavily criticized by the Catholic Church. She won a BAFTA for the “Safe” episode of the series “Screenplay” and another for “Care.”


     


    Bird, Carlyle, Mark Cousins and Irvine Welsh created the production company 4-Way Film. Welsh and British thesp Matt Stokoe took to Twitter today to express their condolences.


     


    She began her career at the Royal Court Theatre before venturing to the small screen in the mid-1980s with “EastEnders.” She later directed TV shows such as “Cracker,” “MI-5″ and “Casualty.”


    BIRD, Antonia

    Born: 5/27/1951, London, England, U.K.


    Died: 10/24/2013, London, England, U.K.



    Antonia Bird's western - director:


    Ravenous - 1999


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  • 10/27/13--07:05: RIP Mary Carver

  • RIP Mary Carver

     


    Los Angeles Times


    October 27, 2013


     


    May 3, 1924 - October 18, 2013 Mary Carver, 89, died October 18 at home following a brief illness. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 1924 to Carmen Delmar and John Carvellas. Ms. Carver was active in film, stage, and television for more than 60 years. She starred as Cecilia Simon in the hit television series Simon and Simon; she appeared in such films as From Here to Eternity, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Arachnophobia and many more. She also appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box as well as in The Fifth of July and taught in the theater department at the University of Southern California. Mary loved to travel, loved to argue politics and was an inveterate flirt! She will be missed. She is survived by her daughters Lia Sargent of Hollywood, and Athena Sargent and son-in-law John Sergneri of Petaluma, California, and lots and lots of friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) "In Memory of Mary Carver," 23388 Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364.


     


     


    CARVER, Mary


    Born: 5/3/1924, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/18/2013, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.


     


    Mary Carver’s westerns – actress:


    Gunsmoke (TV) – 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963 (Ann, Sarah, Maise, Lucy)


    Black Saddle (TV) – 1959 (Ruth Dawes)


    The Wild and the Innocent – 1959


    The Virginian (TV) – 1967 (Harriet Baldwin)


    Sara (TV) – 1976 (Miss Halstead)


    Trigun (TV) - 1998



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  • 10/27/13--09:23: RIP Eduard Murashov

  • Eduard Murashov of the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania has died

     


    25 October , Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania remained without Edward Murashova - actor, director, artist , change is unlikely to succeed - both on stage and in life itself.


     

     


    Edward V. was born August 15, 1938. In 1968 graduated from the Higher Theatre School of the Boris Shchukin. He played in the Kalinin Youth Theatre, Tula Drama Theatre. He also appeared in several films.


     


    "Without a doubt we can say about him words of Shakespeare's Hamlet: He was a man in every sense of the word. Oh, we do not see more of this!" - That's the fellow actor in the theater.


     


    Fifteen years old actor gave lessons to children in the studio, "Behind the Mask." In the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania (RDTL), he came to work in 1971.


     


    In an upcoming production of Russian Theatre "Eugene Onegin" (directed by Jonas Vaitkus )
    Eduardo Murashova was assigned one of the main roles - Author.

     


    To say goodbye to E. Murashov will be at the theater on Monday, 28 October, from 10:00 . Removal of the body will take place in 14 hours. Nemenchinskom funeral will be held at the cemetery.


     


     


    MURASHOV, Eduard V.


    Born: 8/15/1938, Lithuania


    Died: 10/25/2013, Vilnius, Lithuania


     


    Eduard Murashov’s western – actor:


    Zveroboy (TV) - 1990 (Tom Hutter)



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  • 10/29/13--12:37: RIP Nigel Davenport

  • Nigel Davenport obituary

     

     


    Michael Coveney


    The Guardian


    Tuesday 29 October 2013 14.06 EDT


     

     


    When the whisky flowed, according to the writer John Heilpern, the actor Nigel Davenport looked "as if he might knock you through the wall for sport". However, words such as "imposing" and "heavyweight", both often applied to his performances on stage and screen across more than 40 years, do not do sufficient justice to his lightness of touch and comic energy.


     


    Davenport, who has died aged 85, was a founder member of the English Stage Company (ESC) at the Royal Court – in the first season, he was in every production except Look Back in Anger – and a distinguished president of Equity, the actors' union; he played leads in Restoration comedy and absurdist drama as well as King Lear.


     


    In a recent rerun of the BBC's Keeping Up Appearances, he loomed as a lubricious old navy commodore coming on to Patricia Routledge's Hyacinth Bouquet in the back of a cab driven by a vicar. With his huge bulk, fruity, growling voice and gleaming left eye, he was as hilarious as he was genuinely alarming.


     


    The "odd" eye was the result of an operation to correct a childhood squint gone wrong, but this only added to his raffish singularity, which made him ideal casting for hirsute, frequently moustachioed, villains as well as the large roster of high-ranking soldiers, aristocrats and monarchs – he was a superb King George III in the BBC television series The Prince Regent (1979) – he embodied with an easy charm and natural entitlement.


     


    He grew up in the village of Great Shelford, near Cambridge, the son of Arthur Davenport and his wife, Katherine. His father was the bursar at Sidney Sussex College; his grandfather was awarded the Military Cross in the first world war. Davenport was educated at St Peter's school in Seaford, East Sussex, and at Cheltenham college before studying philosophy, politics and economics (changing to English) at Trinity College, Oxford. At university, he was a contemporary of Tony Richardson and William Gaskill, both later colleagues at the Royal Court, and appeared as Bottom and the Cardinal in The Duchess of Malfi with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. He had done his national service in Germany, where he worked as a disc jockey with the British Forces Network.


     


    Davenport made his London debut in 1952 at the Savoy theatre in Noël Coward's Relative Values, playing the Hon Peter Ingleton, a role he had at first understudied. After a season at the Shakespeare Memorial theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1953, he estimated that he played no fewer than 75 roles at the Chesterfield Civic theatre company in two years; that constituted his formal training as an actor.


     


    That experience, and his personal friendship with Richardson, catapulted him into the Royal Court opening season in 1956, when he appeared in Angus Wilson's The Mulberry Bush, Arthur Miller's The Crucible (as Thomas Putnam), two plays by Ronald Duncan, Nigel Dennis's Cards of Identity and Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan (with Peggy Ashcroft), and played Quack in William Wycherley's The Country Wife.


     


    In the next two years he was in the Sunday night "without decor" tryouts for two important ESC productions, NF Simpson's A Resounding Tinkle (directed by Gaskill) and Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen (directed by John Dexter), as well as appearing in John Osborne's Epitaph for George Dillon (again directed by Gaskill, with Robert Stephens in the lead) and John Arden's Live Like Pigs.


     


    Having played Horner in The Country Wife at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in 1955, he returned there to appear in Joan Littlewood's production of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey (1958), making his Broadway debut with that play in 1960. From this hectic few years at the heart of the new wave of English drama, he turned to television and film; he had made his first TV appearance in 1952 and was soon in demand on screen as a character actor of real distinction.


     


    His major films covered 20 years, including Alexander Mackendrick's A High Wind in Jamaica (1965); Fred Zinnemann's A Man for All Seasons (1966), with Paul Scofield, in which Davenport played a powerful Duke of Norfolk; and two directed by Hugh Hudson, Chariots of Fire (1981), in which he played Lord Birkenhead, and Greystoke (1984), as Major Jack Downing.


     


    Of his later theatre appearances I treasure most his faultless Vershinin, the dashing army captain, in Jonathan Miller's 1976 revival of Chekhov's Three Sisters (with Janet Suzman as Masha). He toured in King Lear in 1986 and in Alan Bennett's The Old Country in 1989, bowing out to live quietly in the Cotswolds after playing a boorish old sugar daddy to perfection in Somerset Maugham's Our Betters at the Chichester Festival theatre in 1997.


     


    Davenport was an active member of Equity, forming a rightwing (though he himself was of middle-ground disposition) and ultimately successful "Act for Equity" faction in opposition to Corin and Vanessa Redgrave's Workers Revolutionary party cell within the union in the 1970s. He served as a healing president from 1986 to 1992.


     


    He was twice married and divorced, first to Helena White (from 1951 to 1960), with whom he had two children, the writer Hugo Davenport and the actor Laura Davenport; and second to the actor and director Maria Aitken (from 1972 to 1981), with whom he had a son, the actor Jack Davenport. He is survived by his children and five grandchildren. His brother, Peter, predeceased him.


     


     


    DAVENPORT, Nigel (Arthur Nigel Davenport)


    Born: 5/23/1928, Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK


    Died: 10/25/2013, England, U.K.


     


    Nigel Davenport’s westerns – actor:


    Charley One-Eye – 1972 (bounty hunter)


    The Return of El Coyote – 1998 (Félix de Echagüe)



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  • 10/30/13--09:51: RIP Virgnia Vincent

  • Film and TV cctress Virginia Vincent passed away on October 3, 2013. Born Virginia Grohosky in Goshen, New York on May 3, 1918, her first film appearance was in 1950’s “California Passage” and her continued with over 95 appearances in films and TV until her final appearance in 1988 in an episode of the TV Soap Opera “Knots Landing”. She married Jack Vincent in 1939 but the couple later divorced. A talented and most sought after character actress she was seen on many of the TV series in the 1950s through the 1970s. She leaves four cousins, one niece, and three great nephews.

     


     


    VINCENT, Virginia (Virginia Grohosky)


    Born: 5/3/1918, Goshen, New York, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/3/2013, U.S.A.


     


    Virginia Vincent’s westerns – actress:


    California Passage – 1950 (Mazie)


    U.S. Marshal (TV) – 1957 (Lois Thorne)


    Navajo Run – 1964 (Sarah Grog)


    The Virginian (TV) – 1966 (Louise Emory)


    Gunsmoke (TV) – 1968 (Louis Thorpe)


    Treasure of Matecumbe – 1976 (Aunt Lou)



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  • 10/30/13--12:28: RIP Julia von Grolman

  • At 78 years old, Argentinian actress Julia Von Grolman has died

     

     


    An artist with a distinguished career in film and tv .


     


    She was part of "Four Faces for Victoria" with China Zorrilla, Nacha Guevara and Carola Reyna.


     


    She e had a brief appearance in "Four men to Eve," which starred Edward Rudy , Rodolfo Bebán and Jorge Barreiro.


     

     


    Argentina actress Julia Von Grolman  has died at age 78, reported people close to the artist who was showcased in the cinema between the 1970 and 1980 .


     


    Owner of a striking beauty, Von Grolman had retired from public activity for over a decade and recently suffered a series of physical problems that will generate different impairments .


     


    Formed with Peter Asquini theater teachers, Conrado Ramonet, Carlos Gandolfo and Augusto Fernandez, Von Grolman came to acting on the advice of Eduardo Pavlovsky and after a stay of a couple of years in New York, where she had left at 20 to study advertising.


     


    The comedy "Who called Chiqui?" Directed by and starring Hedy Crilla with Gianni Lunadei and Elina Colomer, marked her debut with a role highlighted in the theater in 1965, while her first film role came in "Hotel Accommodation" by Fernando Ayala, in the same year .


     


    About this role, which earned her a Condor Film Critics Association as Best Actress, always said with a laugh, "I was the only woman who undressed in the film."


     


    Her development in the cinema was intense, working with leading filmmakers of her generation, especially with Oscar Barney Finn, who filmed "Count to Ten", "Broken Comedy" , the episode "Golden Hall" in the collective film "The mysterious Buenos Aires", "The Return of the Ballad" and “Stolen Moments," the last film she starred in 1997.


     


    In addition, film was directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson ("Martin Fierro"), Mario David     ("Green Cloth"), Raul de la Torre ("John & Mrs. Lamaglia & Mrs", it will be remembered as one of her best roles) , and Alberto Fischerman ("Days of July"), among others.


     


    On television she made ​​a brief appearances in the melodrama "Four Men to Eve," which protagonziaban Eduardo Rudy, Rodolfo Bebán and Jorge Barreiro and was successful in his time, and special programs such as "The Testament".


     


    While in theater was among many others, in the set "The Collector", on plays by Manuel Mujica Lainez and others, as "Back Home" by Harold Pinter and directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, who did not reach the five functions to be censored by the dictatorship of Juan Carlos Onganía .


     


    Von Grolman, which for many years had been detached from the arts and lost contact with the environment, was married to Jorge Alvear and had no children.


     


     


    Von GROLMAN, Julia


    Born: 4/24/1935, Buenos Aires, Argentina


    Died: 10/29/2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina


     


    Julia Von Grolman’s western – actress:


    Martin Fierro – 1968 (Sergeant Cruz’s wife)



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  • 10/30/13--15:30: RIP Nikos Foskolos

  • Nikos Foskolos, a popular screenwriter, has died at the age of 87.

     


    Foskolos, who also directed films and plays during his career, is best known for writing the screenplays for more than 70 movies produced mostly by Finos Films in the 1950s and 1960s.


     


    In the 1970s, he began writing screenplays for TV and achieved major success with the soap opera “Lampsi,” which aired from 1991 to 2005 with almost 3,500 episodes.


     


    Foskolos is due to be buried on Friday at Ilioupoli cemetery in Athens.




    FOSKOLOS, Nikos
    Born: 11/26/1927, Athens, Greece
    Died: 10/30/2013, Athens, Greece

    Nikos Foskolos' westerns - director, screenwriter:
    Blood on the Land - 1966 [screenwriter]
    Oi sfaires den gyrizoun piso - 1967 [director, screenwriter]

     


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  • 10/31/13--08:38: RIP Roger McGee
  • RIP Roger J. McGee
     
    December 1926 - October 2013 The McGee and Grossman families are mourning the passing of Shell Beach resident Roger L. McGee, born on December 9th 1926 in St. Louis, MO. Roger and his wife Adele moved to Shell Beach in recent years to spend time with their loving and extended family. Roger had a long and successful film career spanning 20 years, with roles ranging from The Little Rascals and Shirley Temple to A Streetcar Named Desire and The Forbidden Planet, among others. Following his film career, Roger became a consummate real estate developer with projects throughout California and Nevada. Between 1987 and 2011, Roger and Adele spent nearly 25 happy years in Kailua, Kona Hawaii enjoying the wonderful Hawaiian lifestyle to the fullest. Roger was "larger than life" and was renowned for his sense of humor, competitive sportsmanship, extensive travels, unparalleled poker ability and phenomenal singing voice. Roger touched the lives of everyone he crossed paths with¿ He will be dearly missed by all. Roger is survived by his wife Adele, his children Baron, Robert, Thomas, Gary and Amy and his grandchildren Jacob, Sara, Max and Emily.
     

    McGEE, Roger (Roger J. McGee)
    Born: 12/9/1926, St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A.
    Died: 10/27/2013, Shell Beach, California, U.S.A.

    Roger McGee's western - actor:
    Tucson - 1949 (student)

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  • 10/31/13--14:17: RIP Antonio Guidi

  • Farewell to actor and voice actor Antonio Guidi

     


    The horrible year of death of Italian voice dubbers continues. Since the beginning of 2013 voice actors of the caliber of Claudio Fattoretto, Tonino Accolla, Giuliano Persico, Franco Fortunato, Dario De and actors with experience in dubbing as Mariangela Melato, Anna Proclemer, Aldo Reggiani and Aldo Massasso, now comes the news of the death of Antonio Guidi, born in Ferrara October 28, 1927 and passed away on Thursday, October 17.


     


    Guidi, who had won the award Noce d’oro  for Best Young Actor , he graduated  with a degree in architecture in 1951, then for two years he attended the acting school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, directed by Giorgio Strehler, and after four seasons in the glorious theater scene in central St. Erasmus in Milan he dedicated his career to dubbing.


     


    On to the C.I.D. from the late 1950s until the failure of the cooperative in 1973, then to CD, for the Group Thirty (now PumaisDue) and in recent years for the Milan-based company ADC GROUP, Guidi will be remembered among other things as the voice of Peter Ustinov in different films including "Evil Under the Sun" and "Death on the Nile" (as Hercule Poirot), but also in the drama "Jesus of Nazareth " (in the role of Herod), Bernard Blier in “Amici miei”, “Una botta di vita”, “I compagni”, “Il malato immaginario” and “Il furto è l’anima del commercio”; Vincent Gardenia in "Death Wish" and "Lucky Luciano" by Donald Sutherland in "Twentieth Century" and "Un caso per tre" by Peter Falk in "Summer Storm", "Ready" , "Lights in the Heart" and



    "Corky Romano" but also in TV series 1980/2000 "Colombo" , going on to the late Giampiero Albertini who had voiced the character in the first 45 episodes produced in the 1960 /70 and in the first four TV movies of 1989 /90.

     


    On TV, he also voiced Redd Foxx in the old sitcom "Sanford and Son", and Roger Hanin in the French detective series "Commissioner Navarro."


     


    Guidi has also been the voice of Prince John in the classic Disney animated "Robin Hood," and in recent years the voice of the Italian Professor in the animated series "Huntik - Secret & Seekers".


     


    He also directed the dubbing of films like "The Hunting" and "Ocean of Fire - Hidalgo" and TV series such as "Early Edition".


     


    Among his additional experiences besides dubbing, Guidi led for three years hosted, from Turin, a highly successful TV program for children based on texts from the commedia dell'arte, of which he was the author and performer in the role of Harlequin, and has participated in numerous soap opera with Macario, Raimondo Vianello and Sandra Mondaini, Gino Bramieri, Raffaele Pisu, Franca Rame, Antonella Steni, and The Quartet Cetra.


     


    Farewell to a "Great lord of the Italian dubbing, a great actor and a man really full of enthusiasm, always correct and on time," as he recalled his fellow voice actor and dubbing director of Fiamma Izzo.


     


     


    GUIDI, Antonio


    Born: 10/28/1927, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, Italy


    Died: 10/17/2013, Milan, Lombardy, Italy


     


    Antonio Guidi’s westerns – voice actor:


    Savage Gringo – 1966 [Italian voice of Peter Carter]


    A Hole in the Forehead – 1968 [Italian voice of Giorgio Gargiullo]


    Sartana – 1968 [Italian voice of Gianni Rizzo]


    Hate is My God – 1969 [Italian voice of sheriff]


    Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead – 1970 [Italian voice of Dan May]


    Chato’s Land – 1971 [Italian voice of Richard Basehart]
    My Name is Nobody - 1972 [Italian voice of Piero Lulli]


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  • 11/01/13--16:45: RIP Peter Herden

  • Dresden actor and singer Peter Herden has died.

     


    He appeared more than 400 times in the 1960s and 1970s as Henry Higgins in " My Fair Lady" on stage at the Dresden State Operetta. Peter sang and acted and thus was remembered in the hearts of the audience. He has died at the age of 95 years.


     


    The Dresden actor Peter Herden is dead the Dresden State Operetta announced on Friday that he died on Wednesday October 30, 2013 at the age of 95. "The ensemble of the National Opera mourns the death of a great actor and singer, whose name is inscribed in the history of the opra house," it said in the statement. Herden from was an ensemble member of the State Theatre of Dresden since 1949. Since 1963, he had performed several times at the National Opera. His great popularity was owed mainly to the role of Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," which he appeared in sang a total of 440 times from 1965 to 1978.


     


    In the GDR premiere of the musical classic, directed by Fritz Steiner, he stood with Marita Böhme and Maja Rose on stage. Among other plays Herden could be seen in the gay classic "A Glass of Water" as Enrico Venutti in the then frequently played musical "Enrico 61" and Henry St. John. He directed the world premiere of the musical comedy "Autumn Storm" by Henry Krtschil.


     


    His official farewell to the stage for Herden was in 2000. For the presentation of Willie Clark in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" of the then 81 year-old received much applause from the audience. "My heart and my artistic home was Dresden and the Dresden State Theatre ", he thanked his fans.


     


    2007 saw Herden again at the anniversary gala "Legends" in the State Operetta in the direction of Wolfgang Schaller who awarded him an honorary membership of the National Opera.



     


    HERDEN, Peter


    Born: 5/5/1918, Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


    Died: 10/30/2013, Dresden, Saxony, Germany


     


    Peter Herden’s western – actor:


    Karl May 1992 (Professor of Ophthalmology)



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  • 11/03/13--16:34: RIP Cliff Gould

  • He produced the first season of "The Streets of San Francisco" and co-wrote the 1969 film "Krakatoa: East of Java," an effects-laden film about an erupting volcano.

     


    Cliff Gould, a writer and producer whose credits include TV's The Streets of San Francisco and the film Krakatoa: East of Java, died October 19. He was 86.


     


    Gould produced all 26 episodes of the 1972-73 first season of ABC's Streets of San Francisco, which starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, and received a writing credit on nine installments during the crime drama's five-season run.


     


    He also created the 1979 NBC secret agent series A Man Called Sloane, starring Robert Conrad.



    Earlier, the Detroit native wrote with Bernard Gordon Krakatoa: East of Java (1969), a film about an erupting volcano in the late 19th century that starred Maximilian Schell and Diane Baker and earned an Oscar nomination for visual effects. Gould then penned Macho Callahan (1970), a Civil War-era movie starring David Janssen.

     


    Gould also wrote and/or produced for such shows as Rawhide, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Mod Squad, Medical Center, Bracken's World, Mannix, Cade's County, The Devlin Connection and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.


     


    Gould began his career in radio and as an actor. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and served as a casting director for 20th Century Fox.


     


    Survivors include his wife Addie, daughter Amy, granddaughter Maddie, stepchildren Jeff, Jamie and
    Judie and their children. Donations in his name can be made to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

     


    Gould's death was announced in a paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times.


     


     


    GOULD, Cliff


    Born: 9/21/1927, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/19/2013, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


     


    Cliff Gould’s westerns – producer, screenwriter:


    Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1960 [screenwriter]


    Rawhide (TV) – 1964, 1965 [screenwriter]


    The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1967-1969


    Macho Callahan – 1970 [producer, screenwriter]


    Cade’s County (TV) – 1971-1972



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  • 11/05/13--08:31: RIP Hans von Borsody

  • The film and theater actor Hans von Borsody died on Monday October 4, 2013 at his home in Kiel, his agency announced on Tuesday. Borsody was 84 years old . As a detective, " Cliff Dexter" he drew 1960s German filmgoers by the millions under his spell. He later starred as Cyrano de Bergerac’s Urfaust on theater stages and was seen in the war drama "A Bridge Too Far " (1977). In his decades- long career, the native of Vienna had never himself  in leading.

     


    Hans was born in Vienna on the 20th of September 1929. His parents were the film director Edward von Borsody and the concert pianist and violinist , Mary Hochreiter. Early on Borsody came into contact with the film business. At his father's request, he began training at first as a model but "He wanted me to learn something decent ," said Borsody on his 80th Birthday. From 1950 to 1952, he completed his acting studies at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Borsody was later on stages in many cities such as Munich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg.


     


    Thanks to his first film roles as lovers, young heroes and outdoorsmen Hans von Borsody quickly made a name for himself. He rode across the prairie as a Western hero and fought as a "Robin Hood" for the poor. Later appearances followed on television series such as "Forest House Sokolov " and "Klinik unter Palmen". His "life role" was in Cyrano de Bergerac, in Vienna where Borsody played Andernach. "This role I had dreamed about during my studies."


     


    Hans von Borsody was last seen in the 2013 German film “Der Meineidbauer”. He is survived by his wife Karin and their two daughters, the actresses Suzanne and Cosima von Borsody.


     


     


    von BORSODY, Hans (Hans Eduard Herbert von Borsody)


    Born: 9/20/1929, Vienna, Austria


    Died: 11/4/2013, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


     


    Hans von Borsody’s western – actor:


    Juanito - 1960 (Tom)
    Buffalo Bill Hero of the Far West – 1965 (Captain Hunter)



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  • 11/05/13--14:07: RIP Elinor Karpf-Hager

  • Elinor Karpf-Hager, Writer for TV, Dies at 73

     


    Variety - TV News


    4 November 2013 12:02 PM, PST



     

    Screenwriter Elinor Karpf-Hager, who with husband-writing partner Stephen Karpf penned episodes of “The Name of the Game” and Kung Fu,” as well as the theatrical film “Adam at 6 A.M.,” died Oct. 21 in Moorpark, Calif. She was 73.


     


    During a career that spanned the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Karpf-Hager also co-penned the TV movies “Marriage: Year One,” “Rolling Man,” “Gargoyles,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell” and “Letters From Frank” and the 1976 miniseries “Captains and the Kings.” The Karpfs also created the daytime drama “Capitol,” which ran on CBS during the 1980s.


     


    Karpf-Hager earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio/TV/film from Northwestern U.


     


    She is survived by husband Robert Hager Jr.; two sons and a daughter; and eight grandchildren.


     


     


    KARPF, Elinor


    Born: 12/27/1939, U.S.A.


    Died: 10/21/2013, Moorpark, California, U.S.A.


     


    Elinor Karpf’s western – screenwriter:


    Kung Fu (TV) - 1975



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  • 11/06/13--16:09: RIP Ted Rusoff

  • Film actor and voice dubber extraordinaire Ted Rusoff died in a Rome hospital on September 28, 2013. Ted was hit by a car in early September and died from complications of the accident. He was 74. Ted and his wife Carolynn de Fonseca, who died in 2009 were long time English voice dubbers in Rome. Ted was the voice of Klaus Kinski in the 1971 Euro-western "His Name was King" with Richard Harrison and again for Klaus in "Showdown for a Badman" also 1971. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canad on May 20, 1939, he and his wife had been residents of since the late 1950s. Ted had a Facebook page and was always answering my questions on voice dubbers. He will be missed




    RUSOFF, Ted
    Born: 5/20/1939, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Died: 9/28/2013, Rome, Lazio, Italy
     
    Ted Rusoff's westerns - voice dubber:
    They Call Me Trinity - 1970 [English voice of Ezio Marano]

    Duck You Sucker – 1971 [English voice of undefined actors]


    Four Gunmen of the Holy Trinity - 1971 [English voice of Umberto Raho]


    His Name was King - 1971 [English voice of Klaus Kinski]


    Showdown for a Badman – 1971 [English voice of Klaus Kinski]


    The Story of Karate, Fists and Beans - 1973 [English voice of Sam]


    Apache Woman - 1976 [English voice of Al Cliver]


    Cocco Bill (TV) - 1997 [English voice of Bunz Barabunz]


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  • 11/07/13--15:36: RIP Amparo Rivelles

  • Actress dies Amparo Rivelles

     


    So dear in Spain and across the Atlantic, in Mexico, her two homelands today mourn the passing of Amparo Rivelles Ladron de Guevara, who died at 21:30 pm Thursday at the Hospital Fundación Jiménez Díaz in Madrid at 88 years old .


     


    Granddaughter, daughter, sister and aunt of actors  Amparo Rivelles was the biggest name in a long line of artists. In August 2012 she suffered the loss of her brother actor Carlos Larrañaga. This Thursday night, a brief statement was issued by a representative of the family reporting her death and adding that "her daughter Maria Fernanda, her grandson, her nephews Larrañaga siblings, friends Rosa Maria and Peter, as well as her in-laws feel a deeply painful loss and pay tribute to an actress and remarkable woman."


     


    Rivelles was one of the most important actresses of Spanish cinema and had, among others, the National Theatre Award and the Award for Best Actress Goya. Noted for her beauty and unmistakable personality.


     


    She debuted in Barcelona at thirteen on stage in the company of her mother, Maria Fernanda Ladron de Guevara, with the comedy 'Siete Hermanas ', Leandro Navarro, and in 1940, at fifteen, she made her first film appearance in the film 'Mari Juana' by Armando Vidal .


     


    She rose to fame quickly and got an exclusive contract with the producer Cifesa, for which she made one of her best roles in the 1940s and 1950s.


     


    Among her most praised of the first stage are 'Eloisa está debajo del almendro' ( 1943 ) and ‘La fe' (1947), films directed by Rafael Gil.


     


    From this period are also her films 'Los ladrones somos gente honrada' (1941), 'Malvaloca' (1942), 'El clavo' (1944), 'Espronceda' (1945, de Fernando Alonso Casares), 'Fuenteovejuna' (1947), 'La calle sin sol' (1948), 'La duquesa de Benamejí' (1949), 'De mujer a mujer' (1950), 'Alba de América' y 'La Leona de Castilla' (ambas, 1951); y 'Un ángel tuvo la culpa' (1959).  


     


    She worked with Orson Welles in 'Mister Arkadin' (1954 ) and Tulio Demicheli in 'La herida luminosa' (1957).


     


    She traveled to Mexico in 1957 to perform the play 'Un cuarto lleno de rosas' with Manolo Fabregas, and what at first was going to be a short stay, she became a voluntary exile for over twenty years.


     


    While there she continued to make films and theater appearances and broke into television serials starring in great while doing other roles followed in Spain. Emphasizes her performance in 'La madrastra', along with the Soap Opera 'Nuestro Cine' and was considered the best actress at that time.


     


    On her return to Spain, in 1979, reappeared on the scene with the comedy of Santiago Moncada,


    'Salvar a los delfines' and then with 'Anillos para una dama' by Antonio Gala. Represented in 1982 'El caso de la mujer asesinadita' by Miguel Mihura, which won the award that bears the name of the author.

    RIVELLES, Amparo (María Amparo Rivelles y Ladrón de Guevara)
    Born: 2/11/1925, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Died: 11/7/2013, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    Amparo Rivelles' westerns - actress:
    El fugitivo - 1966
    Indio - 1972

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  • 11/10/13--09:35: RIP Paul Mantee

  • Actor, Malibu Resident Paul Mantee Passes Away

     


    Mantee acted in many Sci-Fi films and contributed a column to The Malibu Times for many years.



     

    Malibu Times


    By Melissa Caskey / melissa@malibutimes.com | 2 comments


    November 8, 2013


     


    Veteran actor and longtime Malibu local Paul Mantee has died. He was 82 years old.


     


    Mantee's first and most popular claim to fame was a starring role in the film "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" in 1964. He went on to appear in countless television shows, including "Mission: Impossible,""The Streets of San Francisco,""The A-Team" and "LA Law."


     


    After retiring from acting, the San Francisco native spent time writing books and contributing to various publications, including a column in The Malibu Times.


     


    He is survived by wife Suzy Davis Mantee.


     


     


    MANTEE, Paul (Paul Marinetti)


    Born: 1/9/1931, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


    Died: 11/7/2013, Malibu, California, U.S.A.


     


    Paul Mantee’s westerns – actor:


    Cheyenne (TV) – 1961, 1962


    The Rifleman (TV) – 1961, 1963


    Blood on the Arrow – 1964


    Laredo (TV) – 1966


    Rango (TV) – 1967


    Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1968


    The Virginian (TV) – 1968


    Bonanza (TV) – 1968


    The Outcasts (TV) – 1969


    Daniel Boone (TV) - 1970


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