| Duccio Tessari|| Director|
| October 11, 1926Genoa, Liguria, Italy|
Film director, screenwriter
September 6, 1994, Rome, Italy
Lorella De Luca (m. 1971–1994)
Fiorenza Tessari, Federica Tessari, Cristiano Tessari
A Pistol for Ringo, The Return of Ringo, My Son - the Hero, Zorro, Big Guns
Giuliano Gemma, Lorella De Luca, Fernando Sancho, Antonio Casas, Sergio Corbucci
Duccio Tessari Wikipedia
Duccio Tessari (11 October 1926 – 6 September 1994) was an Italian director, screenwriter and 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 Giuliano Gemma's career with A Pistol for Ringo and its 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.