Saturday, November 30, 2019

Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ The tragic life and death of screenwriter Jerry Harvey

Jerry Harvey [1949-1988] wrote the screenplay and the song for “China 9, Liberty 37” (1978) starring Fabio Testi, Warren Oates, Jenny Agutter and directed by Monte Hellman.

Harvey had a tragic history with women. Harvey's two older sisters, Mary and Ann, both committed suicide, in 1975 and 1978 respectively. These deaths haunted Harvey, helping destroy two longtime relationships: first with actress Doreen Ringer-Ross, who lived with Harvey from 1973–78, and then with photographer/filmmaker Vera Anderson. Anderson and Harvey were married in 1978, shortly after Ann's suicide; they were divorced in 1984. Harvey married again in February 1986, to Deri Rudulph. They remained together until April 9, 1988, when Harvey killed Rudulph with a pistol before turning the gun on himself.

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