Paolo Moffa was born on December 16, 1915 and entered films as a script supervisor in 1934. He became a director in directing only seven films between 1943 and 1982, and then finding his true calling as an assistant director and production manager in 1958, founding the production company Ambrosiana Cinematografica. During the ‘60s Moffa was involved in four Euro-westerns “Starblack” (aka “Johnny Colt”) 1966 and starring Robert Woods, “God Will Forgive My Pistol” starring Wayde Preston and Dan Vadis and “Sartana the Gravedigger” starring Gianni Garko with both made in 1969 with Moffa as the producer. As John Byrd he directed one western “Bury Them Deep” with Craig Hill. His last film was as a producer on 1983's “Le déchaînement pervers de Manuela” starring Laura Gemser. Moffa then retired and passed away in 2004 in Nice, France. Today we remember Paolo Moffa on what would have been his 95th 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.