Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Remembering Eugene Walter

Eugene Walter was born on November 30, 1921 in Mobile, Alabama.  An  Author and Artist, some of his works include “The Socrates Monkey Seen Dancing in Midair”, “Midst Sun, Moon, Stars, and Field Flowers”, “Felix”, “Jenny the Watercress Girl”, “The Pokeweed Alphabet” and “Moments with Eugene” a book of prints of his artwork. Living in Rome during the 1960s and 1970s, Walter was a translator for Federico Fellini. For different film companies, he translated hundreds of scripts. He appeared as an actor in more than 20 feature films, notably as the American journalist in Fellini's “8½” (1963). For Fellini's “Juliet of the Spirits” (1965), he played the role of the Mother Superior and collaborated with Nino Rota on the song, "Go Milk the Moon" (cut from the final version of the film). Rota and Walter teamed again for the song "What Is a Youth" for Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). He also played the role of the priest in “The House with Laughing Windows” (1976). He appeared in two Euro-westerns “The Belle Starr Story” as Velvet Fingers and “Viva Django” (both 1968). Eugene died of liver cancer on March 29, 1998 in Mobile, Alabama. Today we remember Eugene Walter on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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