Beniamino Tatarini

Mr. BenArt, Allana, Max and I surprised Mr. Ben Tatar for his incredible 80th birthday…What a pleasure it was to spend the afternoon and evening with one of the most gifted actors I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with. We wrapped up the evening with the SAG awards and enjoying some of Allana’s delicious homemade peanut butter fudge…

The framed poster for the film: “Murder in a Blue World” (aka: Clockwork Terror)…now adorns Ben’s walls. It was a film Ben directed the English version for at his dubbing studio (Ameropa Studios), in Madrid. Ben also portrayed the voice of Chris Mitchum’s character. A terrific gift to Mr. Ben from Art. Oddly enough, I just now realized the irony of my gift to Ben…a watch…his broke this week, he’d bought it in 1962! (It was a wind up watch.) Not only had he worn the original while dubbing the film, but one of the titles of the film is “Clockwork Terror”…the irony…