Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Honored Guest Jack Betts / Hunt Powers

Hunt Powers (Jack Betts) is a stage, film and TV actor. Born in Miami, Florida he is a graduate of the Actors Studio which he attended at the same time as James Dean. From soap opera work on “General Hospital,” “The Guiding Light”, “The Young and the Restless”, “All My Children” and “One Life To Live,” to film work in “Spiderman”, “The Bloody Brood” and even the iconic western TV series “Gunsmoke,” Betts who was often credited as Hunt Powers, can be seen in every genre within the entertainment industry. In 1966 Hunt was offered a three picture deal by director Franco Giraldi, banking on Powers strong resemblance to Clark Gable, he flew to Rome and made his first of 10 Spaghetti westerns. In a recent interview Powers exclaimed, “I think it’s great that the Spaghetti Western is again being appreciated for what it contributed to the legend of the American cowboy. The Italians brought more blood and guts to the western genre, less romance and more action.” Hunt appeared in such Euro-westerns as “Sugar Colt” (1966), “Hallelujah for Django” (1967), “Django and Sartana are Coming... It’s the End”, “One Damned Day at Dawn... Django Meets Sartana”, “The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse”, “The Django Story” all in 1970, “A Fistful of Death” (1971) and “Court Martial” (1974). Now known strictly as Jack Betts he’s still active in films and stage roles. Hunt will be a member of our distinguished panel of Spaghetti Western participants at the 1st Los Angeles Spaghetti Western Festival on March 19.

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  1. Oh boy, how I wish I could be there. Please tell your special guests that they all gave me tons of hours of good fun, and they continue to do so. I thank them very much for that.

  2. Ephedrino, I plan on taking a moment before the panel starts and telling them, on behalf of fans all over the world, how much we thank them for hours and hours of thrills, adventure, excitement and fun they have all given us over the years.

  3. Wonderful! I'm sure you guys will have a fantastic day, and hopefully this will become an annual event, so I can start saving for the trip! Cheers Tom.