Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Giuliano Gemma : R.I.P.

Sad news about the passing of Italian actor Giuliano Gemma. He was involved in a car accident yesterday and died at the hospital due to injuries from the accident. Articles in the press all talk about his Spaghetti Westerns films but he was first and foremost a PEPLUM star. It's quite sad that he lived up to 75 and died in such a tragic way. Giuliano won a David di Donatello, the Italian Oscar, in 1976 for his performance in DESERT OF TARTARS.

Giuliano's first PEPLUM role was a brief appearance in BEN-HUR (1959)

A young Giuliano in MESSALINA as a would-be assassin

Almost the entire cast of MY SON THE HERO (aka The Titans) with Giuliano as the main star


Giuliano Gemma in GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON with José Greci

Giuliano in ANGELIQUE with Michèle Mercier

Giuliano would star along with Richard Harrison in REVOLT OF THE PRAETORIANS (above) and THE TWO GLADIATORS (below). The two men would make a good team.

Last March I posted a THEN & NOW of Giuliano

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