Renowned Israeli actor Josef Shiloach died Monday January 3, 2011 in Israel at the age of 69. Shiloach, who starred in several Israeli cult classics such as “Alex Hole Ahava”, “Sapiches” and “Hagiga B’Snuker” passed away following a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a wife and three daughters. Shiloach was born in Kurdistan on July 9, 1941 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 9. He appeared in his first film in 1964 and went on to star in dozens of Israeli films and TV shows. At the end of the 1980s and into the 1990s Shiloach appeared in a number of international film productions including “Rambo 3", “The Mummy Lives” and “Not Without My Daughter. In 2009, Shiloach won the lifetime achievement award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. During his career Shiloach appeared in two European westerns, as Mario in “Carlos” (1971) and as Lupe alongside Lee Van Cleef in “Kid Vengeance” (1976).
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.