Alberto Grimaldi, Producer of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ and ‘Gangs of New York,’ Dies at 95
Alberto Grimaldi, a film producer whose credits include the Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” has died.
He was 95.Grimaldi’s son, Maurizio Grimaldi, confirmed his death to Variety, adding that his father died of natural causes.Born in Naples, Italy on March 28, 1925, Grimaldi originally studied law before starting his own production company, Produzioni Europee Associati, or P.E.A., in 1961.
The first feature film Grimaldi produced was the Spanish western film “L’ombra di Zorro,” which released the following year.
Grimaldi produced his first Spaghetti Western film, “I due violenti,” in 1964.
became known for its low-budget action movies that were often co-productions with Spain and West Germany, and remained active until the early ’80s.In 1965, Grimaldi first collaborated with Sergio Leone on the international co-production “For a Few Dollars More,” starring Clint Eastwood.
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