Saturday, December 12, 2009
Remembering Beni Deus
This longtime Spanish character actor was born Venancio Deus Mejuto on December 12, 1919 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. He began as a journalist and first appeared in films in the late 1940s. He appeared in over a dozen Eurowesterns made in Spain and acted under the names Ben Deter, Beni Deus and Beny Deus. Some of the his better known roles were as Burton Carroll in “Gunmen of the Rio grande (1964) with Guy Madison, O'Brien in “Finger on Trigger” with Rory Calhoun, and McKinley in 1967's “Clint the Loner” with George Martin. He continued acting in films and on television until the early 1980s. Beny died in Madrid, Spain on March 16, 1989. We remember him today on what would have been his 90th birthday.