Wednesday, February 11, 2015

RIP Ricardo Palacios

Spanish actor Ricardo Palacios has died

Europa Press
February 11, 2015

Heart failure has ended the life of the actor in Madrid, habitual performer of  Spaghetti westerns and films of Jesus Franco, after a month of hospitalization

The Spaniard Ricardo Palacios performer, actor usually cast in Spaghetti westerns and films of Jesus Franco, died Wednesday in Madrid by heart failure, after about a month of hospitalization, as reported by the management association AISGE.

The artist was born in Reinosa on March 2, 1940 and moved to Madrid to graduate in the Official School of Cinematography. The debut of Ricardo López-Nuño Diez on camera took place in the TV series 'Poly', back in 1961, but his fame as a tireless actor began to carve with the rise of the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’.

He participated in nearly 150 film and television titles as 'The Bounty Killer' and 'Dynamite Joe', before becoming one of the essential in the distributions of the iconoclastic Jesus Franco. ‘Cartas boca arriba', 'Fu-Manchú y el beso de la muerte', 'Camino solitario', 'Juego sucio en Casablanca' or 'Sola ante el terror', were some of the titles he shared with the Madrid filmmaker.

In the 1980s, Ricardo Palacios made the leap to management and stepped behind the camera with '¡Biba la banda!'', A film starring Alfredo Landa who enjoyed good reception in 1987. The TV series' The banda de Pérez ' in 1997, also featured his signature as director. Palacios was a great friend and classmate of fellow director José Luis García Sánchez.

PALACIOS, Ricardo (Ricardo López Nuño Diez)
Born: 3/2/1940, Reinosa, Cantabria, Spain
Died: 2/11/2015, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Ricardo Palacios’ westerns – actor:
For a Few Dollars More - 1965 (Tucumcari bartender)
Dynamite Joe - 1966 (El Sol)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 1966 (Socorro barman)
Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North – 1966 (guide)
Return of the Seven – 1966 (jailer)
The Ugly Ones – 1966 (stage station attendant)
Up the MacGregors – 1966 (bandit)
Vengeance of Pancho Villa – 1966 (General Pancho Villa)
Day of Anger - 1967 (Bowie Cantina owner)
Run, Man, Run – 1967 (Mexican officer)
15 Scaffolds for a Killer - 1968 (Juan)
Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968 (engineer)
El Condor - 1969 (Chief Mexican bandit)
Captain Apache - 1970 (sergeant)
Reverend Colt – 1970 [Spanish voice of Cris Huerta]
Red Sun – 1971 (Poco)
Bad Man’s River - 1972 (Mexican soldier)
The Fabulous Trinity - 1972 (Panza Trinidad/Ray)
The Fat Brothers of Trinity - 1972 (Ray Wesley) [as Dick Castle]
The Man Called Noon – 1973 (brakeman)
Dallas - 1974 (Rompemanos/Buster)
The Great Adventure - 1974 (Charlie) [as Richard Palace]
The Spikes Gang – 1974 (doctor)
The Stranger and the Gunfighter – 1974 (Calico)
Valley of the Dancing Widows – 1974
Whisky and Ghosts – 1974 (Garcia)
Take a Hard Ride – 1975 (Calvera)
Comin’ at Ya! - 1980 (Polk Thompson)
Tex and the Lord of the Deep – 1985 (whiskey salesman)
Dollar for the Dead (TV) - 1997 (cantina bartender)

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