Wednesday, September 30, 2009
RIP Daniel Martin
Spanish actor Daniel Martin died on September 28th in Zaragoza, Spain, he was 74 years-old. Born José Daniel Martinez Martinez on May 12, 1935 in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain he lived his life in Zaragoza. He entered films in 1962 with an appearance in “La spada del Cid” directed by Miguel Iglesias. He came to the attention of Spaghetti Western fans when he appeared as Julio/Julián in Leone's “A Fistful of Dollars” opposite Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte. He would go on to appear in over two dozen more Euro-westerns always in supporting roles such as Unkas in 1965's “Last of the Mohicans, Father Santana in 1967's “A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die” and even pop up in Emilio' Estevez's TV western “Dead for a Dollar” as Sterling. He would turn to television later in life in such series as “Medico de familia”, and “The Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes”.