Friday, September 22, 2017

RIP Allen McCarty

Seagrove Baptist Church
September 17, 2017

R. Allen McCarty, age 76, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born January 22, 1941 in Pampa, Texas to William and Etta Choate McCarty. Mr. McCarty was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Seagrove Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. As a lifelong media professional, Mr. McCarty was on-air talent in both radio and television, a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, advertising agency owner, Past Governor of American Advertising Federation District 7 and on camera host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for over 20 years in Baton Rouge La. Allen's love of people shown beyond jobs and titles. His greatest joy was meeting strangers and in minutes finding someone they knew in common and leaving them with big smiles and warm hearts as only Allen could do. Allen was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William Dyke McCarty. Allen is survived by his best friend and wife of 29 years Jeanne M. Carter of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; children; Scott Allen McCarty, Casey Reed McCarty and Melissa Marie McCarty Wieczorek and husband Ben; step-children; Kristi J. Stevenson and husband John, and Gary C. Schrang; aunt, Audry Nell Waits; grandchildren; Judah Wieczorek, Maxwell Wieczorek, Cayden Denney, John Carter Stevenson, Catherine Stevenson and Savannah Stevenson. Receiving of friends will be from 10:30-11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Seagrove Baptist Church; 4915 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Celebration of life services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Seagrove Baptist Church at 4915 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, with Reverend Gary Wiggins officiating. Attire is exactly what Allen would expect, very casual, Hawaiian shirts preferred. Flowers are being accepted or donations in Allen's memory to Seagrove Baptist Church Building Fund (address above) or Westonwood Ranch, 4390 Hwy 20 W, Freeport, FL 32439 Your gifts, your helpful actions, your thoughts and your prayers are all appreciated by the family. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at

Mc CARTY, Allen (Roy Allen McCarty)
Born: 1/22/1941, Pampa, Texas, U.S.A.
Died:  9/16/2017, Walton County, Florida, U.S.A.]

Allen McCarty’s western – actor:
Louisiana (TV) 1983 (auction bidder)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

RIP José Salcedo

The editor José Salcedo, Almodóvar's collaborator and winner of three Goya awards dies

El Mundo
September 19,2017

José Salcedo, filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and winner of three Goyas for Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown , No one will talk about us when we are dead and Everything about my mother , has died on Tuesday in Madrid at 68 years, according to informed the Film Academy.

 "The Film Academy deeply regrets the loss of José Salcedo, one of the most powerful Spanish assemblers," said the institution, which this year awarded him the Gold Medal for his career.

 Formed as an auxiliary and assistant to Pablo del Amo and Pedro del Rey, Salcedo "was one of the few proper names that, in an office as determinant for the cinema as the assembly, was always synonymous with excellence, " said the president of the Academy, Yvonne Blake.

 Blake has advanced that what should be the ceremony of delivery of the Gold Medal will become "a tribute for him and his."

 Almodóvar counted on him in all his films, from Pepi, Luci, Bom and other girls from the heap (1980) to Julieta (2016), and among his more than 150 credits, he also featured films for other directors such as Eloy de la Iglesia, Agustín Díaz Yanes, José Luis Borau, Jaime Chávarri, Pedro Olea and Gonzalo Suárez.

 He also worked for Manuel Gómez Pereira, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Santiago Tabernero, Juan Luis Iborra, Yolanda García Serrano, Josetxo San Mateo, Daniel Calparsoro and Luis Buñue , with whom he began as an assistant in Tristana .

 José Salcedo (Ciudad Real, 1949) mounted his first film at age 23.  It leaves two earrings of premiere: Oro , of Díaz Yanes and No one dies in Ambrosia , of Héctor Valdez.

 "I ride from the heart," said this technician who did not stop reinventing the medium from his desk and to which the Academy dedicates this month a cycle with some of the films in which he worked.

Salcedo José (José Salcedo Palomeque)
Born: 1949, Mestanza, Ciudad Real, Castille-La Mancha, Spain
Died: 9/19/2017, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

José Salcedo’s western – film editor:
A Night in Old Mexico - 2013

RIP Judy Parker

Entertainment Industry Mourns The Death Of Judy Parker Gaudio, Songwriter-Actress

Married 45 Years To Songwriter-Producer Bob Gaudio, Founding Member of The Four Seasons & Jersey Boys Fame

PR Newswire
September 19, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Judy Parker Gaudio (age 79), writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband ‪Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Who Loves You," which were recorded by ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Judy Parker was introduced to ‪Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ‪Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for 8 years and were married on April 5,1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Born and raised in Michigan, Judy was one of seven children and the daughter of an Army Colonel; she also attended Michigan State University. Before her songwriting career began, Judy pursued a career in acting and modeling, including four years working in Rome, Italy. This young Michigander adopted the Italian language and culture quite quickly.

When she moved back to the U.S. in the late 1960's, Judy secured featured roles in a number of television shows, including Batman, Bonanza, and My Three Sons. Additionally, her work in commercials included United Airlines, and a wide variety of hair products such as Breck, Halo, Prell and Lilt Home Permanent.

Of all her successes, a significant moment came for Judy when she co-wrote, with her husband, the title song for ‪Neil Diamond's 1977 NBC TV special, "Glad You're Here with Me Tonight."

Judy was an incredibly entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Songwriting, interior decorating, and family were her loves, along with the Sunday New York Times' crossword puzzle. A woman of strong faith and philanthropic spirit, she gave generously to Samaritan's Purse and Wounded Warrior Project. Judy and Bob made homes at the San Remo on Central Park West and Montauk, NY, however, they always maintained their primary residence in Nashville, TN.

Judy Parker Gaudio passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN ‪at 4:55 pm on her birthday. It was, ironically, within 10 minutes of her time of birth. Now, is that style or what?

Judy was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Wilbur Small, sister Janice McKinley, and brother, Bill Small.

She is survived by a cast of thousands.

PARKER, Judy (Judith Parker)
Born: 9/14/1938, Westland, Michigan, U.S.A.
Died: 9/14/2017, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Julie Parker’s western – actress:
Bonanza (TV) – 1967 (Julie)

RIP Ben Hammer

New York Times
September, 21, 2017

Well-known actor of stage, film and TV for 70 years, died September 18, 2017 at 92, survived by two daughters, predeceased by wife Dorothea, Long Island artist and potter.

HAMMER, Ben (Benjamin Hammer)
Born: 12/8/1924, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 9/18/2017, New York, U.S.A.

Ben Hammer’s westerns – actor:
The Virginian (TV) – 1967 (Quincey King)
Bonanza (TV) – 1969 (Quinn)
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1976 (Hendricks)

RIP George Englund

Los Angeles Times

June 22, 1926 - September 14, 2017 Producer, Director, Screenwriter and Author passed away on September 14th following complications from a fall. George was known for such films as The Ugly American, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Zachariah and Challenger. His literary works include, The Way It's Never Been Done Before: My Friendship with Marlon Brando, and Cloris: My Autobiography. The son of actress Mabel Albertson and Harold Austin Ripley, and nephew of actor Jack Albertson, he was born George Howe Ripley in Washington D.C. After his parents divorced, Mabel married screenwriter, Ken Englund; who adopted George and his sister, Patsy Ripley. His early education was at Black-Foxe Military Institute. As an English/Philosophy major at UCLA, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and captain of the basketball and tennis teams. George was married to actress Cloris Leachman from 1953-1979. They had five children: Adam, Bryan (died 1986), George Jr., Morgan and Dinah. George was then married to Bonnie Graves from 1980-1992; and had two children: Max (died 1993) and Graves. George spent the last decade of his life with his loving friend Frances Bowes; writing, travelling and enjoying life. A man of eloquence and wit, George was known for his towering intellect and legendary sense of humor. He had a tremendous store of poetry and song in him, and he gave beautiful voice to both. His mind was curious, caring and massive. George was in the process of completing his autobiography (to be published). A movie about his life and friendship with actor Marlon Brando is also in development. George's loving family and friends surrounded him when he died at his home in Palm Springs, with the beautiful view of the mountains he cherished. George's sister, two ex-wives, five children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson survive him. Services are pending and a Memorial in George's honor is being planned for November. In lieu of flowers, please donate to, in memory of Max Englund.

ENGLUND, George (George Howe Ripley)
Born: 6/22/1926, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Died: 9/14/2017, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.

George Englund’s western – producer, director:
Zachariah - 1971