Saturday, June 3, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Andy Anza

 [These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Andrew Albert Anza Gore was born in Los Angeles, California on September 11, 1930. He was an American actor and production manager. He appeared in four films, two of which were Spaghetti westerns: “Murieta!” in 1963 as Gomez/Reyes and “Son of a Gunfighter” 1965 as Lieutenant Fuentes. He then worked behind the scenes as a production manager on 1970’s “Cry Blood, Apache” a U.S.A. western, where he also appeared as a crippled Indian. I can find no other information on him.

ANZA, Andy (Andrew Albert Anza Gore) [9/11/1930, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. - 11/7/2022, Burbank, California, U.S.A.] – production manager, film, TV actor, married to Peggy Rice (1955-1989)

Murieta! – 1963 (Gomez/Reyes)

Son of a Gunfighter – 1965 (Lieutenant Fuentes)

1 comment:

  1. My best assumption about Andy Anza was that he was born on September 11, 1930, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up on a ranch in Bakersfield. His full name at birth was Andrew Albert Anza Gore and he was part German, part Mexican, part Italian, and part Cuban. He started his film career in 1947 at age 16 in an uncredited role as a milkman in "Waiting For Alice" starring Ann Cabot. From 1947 to 1984, Anza enjoyed a very successful 37 years of film and television. Andy Anza's final film was the 1984 science fiction movie, "Planet Zero" where he played Ork. He was married to Peggy Rice from 1955 to 1989 and they had a daughter, Carol. Andy Anza died of natural causes on November 7, 2022, in Burbank, California. He was 92 years old. Please note that until someone out there corrects me, this is the information that I'm going with. Feel free to correct me on any errors that I might happen to make. Until then, thank you.