Mimmo Palmara

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Mimmo Palmara
Mimmo Palmara 1965.jpg
Born Domenico Palmara
(1928-07-25)25 July 1928
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Died 10 June 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 87)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1952-1978

Domenico "Mimmo" Palmara (25 July 1928 – 10 June 2016)[1] was an Italian actor.

Born in Cagliari, Palmara made his film debut in 1952 as character actor in drama films by eminent directors such as Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli and Antonio Pietrangeli,[2] then obtained main roles in a great number of genre films, especially adventure films and peplum films.[2] When the sword and sandals genre declined, he took part at a number of spaghetti westerns in which he is usually credited as Dick Palmer.[2] A close friend of Sergio Leone, he was the Leone's first choice for the role of Ramon in A Fistful of Dollars; Palmara eventually chose to star in Mario Caiano's Bullets Don't Argue and the role of Ramon was played by Gian Maria Volontè.[3][4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ RIP Dick Palmer (Domenico Palmara)
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Gli attori. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402697. 
  3. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779. 
  4. ^ Alex Cox. 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western. Oldcastle Books Ltd, 2010. ISBN 1842434020. 

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