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Monday, December 12, 2011
RIP Alberto de Mendoza
Argentine actor Alberto de Mendoza died at Clinica de la Luz in Madrid, Spain today December 12, 2011 from respiratory failure. De Mendoza was 88. De Mendoza, appeared in more than 200 films including three Euro-westerns: “A Bullet for Sandoval”, “The Forgotten Pistolero” and “When Satan Grips the Colt” all in 1969. Born Alberto Manuel Rodriguez Gallego Gonzáles de Mendoza on January 21, 1923 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he will be cremated tomorrow at the Almudena cemetery in Madrid, where he had chosen to spend the last decades of his life.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.