Saturday, December 26, 2009

Remembering Rolf Olsen

Rolf Olsen was born on December 16, 1919 in Vienna Austria he became an actor, sometimes credited as Emerson Fox, who appeared in over 60 films between 1949 and 1990. He directed some 33 films between 1947 and 1990 among them the early German westerns “The Last Ride to Santa Cruz” (1963), starring Mario Adorf, Klaus Kinski and Marianne Koch and in which he also appeared as an actor, “Legend of a Gunfighter” (1964) staarring Thomas Fritsch, and his co-screenwriting credit for “Blood at Sundown” (1966) starring Anthony Steffen and Gianni Garko. Rolf was married to actress Ilse Peternell from 1958 until his death by cancer on April 3, 1998 in Stramberger, Austria. Today we remember Rolf Olsen on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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