Janez Vrhovec was born on Janauary 19, 1921 in Balgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. Janez film career spanned 5 decades from the 1950s until the end of the 1990s. Vrhovec appeared in Serbian, Yugoslavian and international films during this period. His first film was in the 1950 short “Govori Moskva” and his last appearance was in the 1996-1997 TV series “Gore dole”. In 1998 Janez received a Life Time Achievement Award. During his career he served as an assistant director on the 1960 film “X-25 javlja”. Vrhovec appeared in only one Euro-western “The Sheriff was a Lady” (1964) with singer Freddy Quinn and Mamie Van Doren. Janez passed away on Ocotber 7, 1997 in Belgrade. Today we remember Janez Vrhovec on what would have been his 90th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.