R.I.P. Legends Lost but Remembered


Apparently Venantino Venantini passed away this week.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched his interview from the Bandidos DVD. Hilarious guy.

(Nick) #1564

Ah shit man… really was a good interview. I should look up some of his other roles and see what his other films were like.

(ENNIOO) #1565

Ha, ha, he was a funny guy.


Canadian actor Douglas Rain (HAL’s voice in 2001) died on Sunday, November 11. He was 90 years old. – “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I’m half crazy, all for the love of you …”

(Bill san Antonio) #1567

Bernardo Bertolucci. Along with his impressive career he co-wrote the story for Once Upon a Time in the West.


The sad news has been circulating on the Internet for some days, but now it seems to be certain: Michele Carey died two weeks ago, on November 21. She was 75 years old. – Such was her beauty that I sat through The Animals and Dirty Dingus Magee.

(Tom B.) #1569

Italian actor and model Lugi Giuliani died in Rome, Italy on December 21st. He was 78. Born on July 18, 1940 in San Giuliano Terme, Tuscany, Italy, he appeared in fourteen films from 1961 to 1966 sometimes under the aliases of Jim Reed and Louis McJulian. He’s bet remember for his appearance with Sophia Loren in “Boccaccio ‘70”, After his film career ended he was employed by Giorgio Armani as a model and spokesperson. He appeared in two Euro-westerns: “The Golden Sheriff” (1966) (Arizona Roy) using the alias Luis McJulian and “The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” 1966 (Sol Lester) using the alias Jim Reed.


Italian actress and singer Marisa Solinas died at the age of 79. Solinas, who appeared in four Western movies, had good parts in Sergio Bergonzelli’s Una colt in pugno al diavolo (1967) and Primo Zeglio’s Killer adios (1968). In Giarrettiera Colt (1968), directed by Gian Rocco, she played alongside Nicoletta Machiavelli; Ferdinando Baldi’s Blindman (1971) was her last Western.


Just learned only a few minutes ago that Bruno Ganz, the iconic Swiss-German actor most known for his work on Downfall and The American Friend, has passed at age 77 of cancer. While he never made any Westerns, he was an amazing actor who gave his all for every role.

(El Topo) #1572

Fantastic actor Bruno Ganz, sad news.


RIP everyone else who will die this year. You will be missed.


Repeated Spaghetti Western Database Hall of Fame nominee Chelo AlonsoIl buono, il brutto, il cattivo; Corri, uomo, corri; La notte dei serpenti – died in Rome yesterday. She was 85 years old.


Always loved her fabulous spitfire performance as Delores in Corri Uomo Corri, she and Tomas Milian were great together. RIP lovely lady.


Just learned Peter Tork of the Monkees passed away at 77. No details were given, but it’s likely the cancer he had some time ago came back. A very underrated and highly talented musician.

(Nick) #1577

Ah shit. She was a wonderful actress.

(El Topo) #1578

When you start listening someone music in the radio when that is not that usual, it usually means bad news.
Not a household name by now but got his cameback thank’s to Pulp Fiction, but will always be remembered as The King of the Surf Guitar

RIP Dick Dale


I grew up with the “Beach” film series via reruns on Turner Classic Movies, his songs were enjoyable and he had a good voice. RIP to an underrated singer.

(Phil H) #1580

Great guitarist and amazingly played upside down and back to front (That is left handed on a standard strung right handed guitar)

(Nick) #1581

I knew it was a matter of time. He’s had some serious health and financial problems the past couple years. I think he even was doing mini-concerts just to pay for medical supplies.


Very sad news: Scott Walker has died at the age of 76.

The clock’s stopped ticking now … but we’ll dream, won’t we, of Montague Terrace in blue …