From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Duccio Tessari (October 11, 1926 - September 6, 1994) was an Italian director, screenwriter and occasionally actor, considered one of the fathers of spaghetti westerns.
Born in Genoa, Tessari started in the fifties as documentarist and as screenwriter of Peplum films. In 1964 he co-wrote Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, one year later he gained an impressive commercial success and launched the career of Giuliano Gemma with A Pistol for Ringo and his immediate sequel, The Return of Ringo.
He later touched different genres and worked in RAI TV, directing some successful TV-series. He died of cancer in Rome, at 68. He was married to actress Lorella De Luca.
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