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Nico Minardos

Actor

Born - 15 February 1930, Athens, Greece
Died - 27 August 2011

All-purpose continental actor with full features and dark, curly hair. In Hollywood from the early 1950s, he was often seen as Mexican officers, policemen or bandidos. But he could tackle any number of nationalities, even on one occasion appearing as a native American. A certain lack of mobility confined him to supporting roles, although he was kept pretty busy after a debut in the 1952 Cary Grant comedy Monkey Business. Subsequent films, spliced with lots of work in TV series, included The Glory Brigade (1953), Jump into Hell (1954), Desert Sands (1955), The Ten Commandments (1956), Under Fire (1957), Istanbul (1957), Holiday for Lovers (1959), Twelve Hours to Kill (1960), It Happened in Athens (1962), Day of the Evil Gun (1968), Cannon for Cordoba (1970) and Assault on Agathon (1977), his last, although he continued to work on TV until the late 1980s. The first of his two wives, Deborah Smith, later became Tyrone Power's third (and final) spouse. Minardos survived the canoeing accident in 1966 that drowned Rawhide star Eric Fleming. He suffered a stroke in 2009.