Saturday, February 21, 2015

Return With Us Now To TV Westerns: 'THE CISCO KID'

By Steve Crum

Was The Cisco Kid a friend of yours like he was mine? One of the earliest TV shows filmed in color, The Cisco Kid [1950-56] starred Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo. (It is still rerun today.) 

At right is Renaldo shortly before he died in 1980. He was actually of Romanian descent.

Since Carillo, who died in 1961, was elderly when he portrayed Pancho, I've included his early portrait. Carillo was an original California aristocrat who has a state park named after him. 

The correct Castilian pronunciation of his last name is Cay-reel-yo.

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