Italian producer, director and writer Giuliano Carnimeo, known to most
Euro-western fans as Anthony Ascott died in Rome on September 10th. He
was 84. As Anthony Ascott he was one of the premier action directors in
Italian film and will forever be associated with the creation of the
“Sartana” character played by Gianni Garko. Ascott directed several
Sartana films among his 13 Euro-westerns. Born in Bari, Puglia, Italy on
July 4, 1932 he was one of the greats of the genre and will missed.
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.