Mimmo Palmara

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

Mimmo Palmara
Domenico Palmara

(1928-07-25)25 July 1928
Died10 June 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 87)
Years active1952-1978

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 Volonté.[3][4]

Selected filmography


  1. RIP Dick Palmer (Domenico Palmara)
  2. 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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