Francesco Degli Espinosa was born on December 19, 1933.
In the film industry he wore many hats. Francesco was a director, assistant
director, screenwriter and film editor. He was involved in only two
Euro-western though, in 1967 he co-wrote the screenplay for “Shotgun” starring
Tab Hunter and in
1973 he wrote the screenplay for
"Once Upon a Time in the Wild Wild West" starring Gordon Mitchell. His last film work was in 1976 as a
co-writer on “Emmanuelle on Taboo Island”.
Espinosa passed away in mid-June, 2006 in Rome.
Today we remember Francesco Degli Espinosa on what would
have been his 80th 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.