Friday, December 29, 2017

RIP Thomas Hunter

The Sun Chronicle
December 28, 2017

Thomas O’Driscoll Hunter

Thomas O’Driscoll Hunter died peacefully in his home in Rowayton, Connecticut, on Dec. 27, 2017.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1932, he led a creative and adventurous life. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in art and proudly served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. In the late ’50s, he embarked on an exciting career as an actor, which led to a 10-year residence in Italy and a number of starring roles in “spaghetti westerns” and other movies shot around the world. In Rome, he formed his own theater company and co-wrote the screenplays for the films “The Human Factor” and “The Final Countdown.” Upon returning to the United States, he wrote and directed plays, ran theater workshops and published a novel, “Softly Walks the Beast,” and an autobiography, “Memoirs of a Spaghetti Cowboy: Oddball Tales of Luck and Derring-Do.”

Tom was an avid tennis player, cartoonist, storyteller and, as a longtime member of the Screen Actors’ Guild, film lover.

He wrote original songs as well as lyrics to music composed by his father-in-law, Eddy Courts. He even designed two energy-efficient homes for his family in Massachusetts.

With his kindness, humor, imagination and love, he transformed friends and family, including his wife Isabelle Hunter, daughters Kaki Hunter and Georgia Farinholt, sister Susan Hunter, many nieces and nephews, and grandsons Boody Springer and Wyatt and Ransom Farinholt.

HUNTER, Thomas (Thomas O’Driscoll Hunter)
Born: 12/19/1932, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
Died: 12/27/2017, Rowayton, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Thomas Hunter’s westerns – actor:
The Hills Run Red – 1966 (Jerry Brewster/Jim Houston)
Death Walks in Laredo – 1967 (Whitey Selby)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1969 (Frank Corey)
Carlos (TV) – 1971 (Pedro)   
Showdown at O.K. Corral (TV) - 1972 (Ike Clanton)

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