Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RIP Freddy Unger

From the Cinema Italiano website it has been learned that actor, stunt coordinator, stuntman Goffredo “Freddy” Unger passed away in mid May of this year. Word was passed down by his son. Born Goffredo Unger in Oslo, Norway on June 6, 1933 and acted under several pseudonyms such as Freddy Hagar, Fred Hunger, Freddy Hunger, Frederico Hunger and John Silver but is known by most of us as Freddy Unger. Besides his being an actor Unger was also an assistant director, stunt coordinator, stuntman and special effects expert. He appeared in many Spaghetti Westerns as an actor and stuntman but also the stunt coordinator on several. He was one of the best stuntmen who appeared in the genre.

Freddy Unger’s Euro-westerns:
The Hills Run Red – 1966 (Union Colonel) [as Goffredo Unger]
Face to Face – 1967 (Deputy of Purgatory City) [as Freddy Unger]
Run, Man Run! – 1967 (sheriff) [as Freddy Unger]
7 Pistols for a Massacre – 1967 [as Freddy Unger]
Vengeance – 1967 (Yuma) [as Freddy Unger]
Black Jack – 1968 (Billy) [as Freddy Unger]
Gatling Gun – 1968 (Tarpas henchman) [as Freddy Unger]
One After the Other – 1968 (Burt) [as Freddy Unger]
Full House for the Devil – 1968 (Ward henchman) [as Freddy Unger]
Run Man Run – 1968 – Master of Arms
The Magnificent Bandits – 1969 (Dutch geologist) [as Goffredo Unger] also Asst. Dir.
Chapaqua’s Gold – 1970 (Chapaqua henchman) [as Freddy Unger]
Django Defies Sartana – 1970 [as Freddy Unger]
Have a Good Funeral… Sartana will Pay – 1970 (Lee Tse Tung bouncer) [as Goffredo Unger]
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead – 1970 (Frank Skelton) [as Freddy Unger] also Stunt Coordinator
Blazing Guns – 1971 (Captain Ortega) [as Freddy Unger]
Bullet for a Stranger – 1971 (saloon patron) [as Freddy Unger]
The Buzzards and Crows Will Dig Your Grave – 1971 (Kovac henchman) [as Freddy Unger]
Dead Men Ride – 1971 (Chris) [as Goffredo Unger]
Guns for Dollars – 1971 (Slim) [as Freddy Unger]
His Name was King – 1971 (Ben Benson) [as John Silver]
Two Sons of Trinity – 1971 (friar) [as Freddy Hunger]
Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears – 1972 [as Freddy Unger]
Jesse and Lester, Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity – 1972 [as Goffredo Unger]
The Return of Halleluia – 1972 (Sheriff of Laredo) [as Goffredo Unger] also Master of Arms
Sting of the West – 1972 (Grant henchman) [as Freddy Unger]
Trinity and Sartana those Dirty SOBs – 1972 StuntCoordinator
Another Try, Eh Providence – 1973 (soldier) [as Goffredo Unger]
Karate, Fists and Beans – 1973 (Freddy) [as Freddy Unger]
The Man Called Invincible – 1973 (Pokey) [as Goffredo Unger]
On the Third Day Arrived the Crow – 1973 Master of Arms
Challenge to White Fang – 1974 (brawler in saloon) [as Goffredo Unger] also Stunt Coordinator
The Crazy Bunch – 1974 [as Freddy Unger]
Four of the Apocalypse – 1974 (gambler) [as Goffredo Unger] also Stunt Coordinator
Apache Woman – 1976 Stunt Coordinator
Comin' at Ya! - 1981 Special Effects
Thunder Warrior – 1983 (Thomas’ friend) [as Goffredo Unger] also Asst. Dir.

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