Sunday, December 20, 2009

Remembering Renzo Palmer

Renzo Bigatti was born on December 20, 1929 in Milan, Italy. Renzo was the adopted son of actress Kiki Palmer. He appeared in over 65 films during his career starting in TV in 1957 with an appearance in “L'avaro” directed by Vittorio Cottafavi. His first film appearance was in the Eurowestern “Un dollaro di fifa” (1960) directed by Giorgio Simonelli and starring Walter Chiari and Ugo Tognazzi. Palmer would go on to appear in six more Eurowesterns from “Calvalca e uccidi” (aka “Brandy”) (1964) starring Alex Nicol and directed by Mario Caiano and Jose Luis Borau to “Zanna Bianca alla riscossa” in 1974 directed by Tonino Ricci and starring Maurizio Merli. Renzo sometimes was credited under the pseudonyms Lawrence Palmer and Lorenzo Palmer. Renzo Palmer died of cancer on June 4, 1988 in Milan, Italy. Today we celbrate what would have been his 80th birthday.

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