Tomas Milian was born Tomás Quintín Rodríguez on March 3, 1933, and died on March 22, 2017.
He was a Cuban American-Italian actor and singer.
He was known for the emotional intensity and humour he brought to roles in Italian genre films.
Millian was a student of Lee Strasberg, Milian studied method acting at the Actors Studio in New York City.
While in Italy, he was discovered by director Mauro Bolognini and appeared in supporting roles in several drama films during the late-1950s and early-1960s, including as Raphael in Carol Reed’s The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).
During the late-1960s and early-1970s, Milian established himself as a dynamic leading actor in a series of Spaghetti Western films, most notably The Big Gundown (1966), The Ugly Ones (1967), Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! (1967), Face to Face (1967), Run, Man, Run (1968), Death Sentence (1968), Tepepa (1969), Compañeros (1970), Sonny and Jed (1972), Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? (1972) and Four of the Apocalypse (1975).
He was found dead from a stroke at his home in Miami.
Tomas Milian passed away at 84 years old.