Thursday, July 16, 2009
Happy 75th Birthday George Hilton
Born Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara on July 16, 1934 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Hilton began his career as an extra with bit parts in several South American films in the mid-fifties. In 1967 he appeared to great effect as ‘The Stranger’ in “Any Gun Can Play” with Edd Byrnes and Gilbert Roland. He went on to become one of the major stars of the Spaghetti Western era, eventually playing ‘Sartana’ in the last film of the series “I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin” when Gianni Garko left the part. Besides westerns Hilton appeared in giallo films and in more conventional crime, horror and action films when the spaghetti western craze ended. Although not active since 1999, George appeared in the 2007 film “Natale in crociera”. Today we celebrate George Hilton’s 75th birthday.