Saturday, June 11, 2016

RIP Dick Palmer (Mimmo Palmara)

Dick Palmer aka Mimmo Palmara (Domenico Palmara) died June 10th. He was 87. One of the great faces of the Italian Peplums and Spaghetti Westerns. Plamara usually played villains and was an excellent horseman. He doubled Steve Reeves in several sword and sandal films after Reeves injured his shoulder in his second film. Because of his size he was easily cast as a protagonist opposite the large American actors. As Dick Palmer he was seen in 17 Euro-westerns among which were "Bullets Don't Argue" (1964), "Johnny West" (1965), "The Handsome, the Ugly, the Stupid", "Shotgun (both 1967), "Black Jack" (1968), "A Long Ride from Hell" (1968), "The Deserter" "Panhandle Calibre .38" (both 1971).

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