Manuel Esteba Gallego was born on April 17 1941 in Barcelona, Spain. Estaba became an established producer, director and screenwriter in Spanish cinema from 1966 until 1999. During this time he was involved in two Euro-westerns both in 1972 using the name Ted Mulligan, “A Cry of Death” which he wrote and directed starring Pierre Brice and Steven Tedd and “Saranda” (aka “20 Paces to Death”) which he directed and edited starring Dean Reed and Patty Shepard.. Esteba then went into Crime films during the 80s and eventually ended up as a TV director. Manuel died in Barcelona on February 4, 2010. Today we remember Manuel Esteba on what would have been his 70th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.