This blog is dedicated to the preservation, investigation and all things related to European films and personnel involved with the Western genre. Tom B.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Happy 70th Birthday Judith Dornys
Judith Dornys was born on February 21, 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. At an early age she took dance and ballet lessons. By 1959 she was the youngest prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in Berlin and received the critics prize from the Association of German Critics Association. At this time she also began her film career. Most of her roles were as window dressing. She appeared in 1959 on TVs “The Gene Kelly Show” and her last appearance was in 1969's “The Viking Who Became a Bigamist”. In her ten year film career she appeared in 12 films among which was one Euro-western, 1964's “Legend of a Gunfighter” starring Thomas Fritsch and directed by Rolf Olsen. Today we celebrate Judith Dornys 70th 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.