Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo Spanish pronunciation: [Cay-reel-yo], was an American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist.He was best known for playing Pancho in the very popular Western television series The Cisco Kid and in several films.
|Born:||Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo, Aug 6, 1880, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Died:||Sept 10, 1961, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Santa Monica|
|Spouse(s):||Edith Haeselbarth (1913–1953) (her death) 1 child|
|IMDb:||Leo Carrillo’s IMDb|
About Leo Carrillo
Popular film and television actor best known for his role as “Pancho” on the TV Western series, “The Cisco Kid.”
He was born into a prominent California family: his great-uncle had served as mayor of Los Angeles, and his grandfather had been elected Governor of the California territory.
He was elected to the California Parks Commission as a result of his successful work as a conservationist. Later, a state park and a beach in Malibu were named after him.
He had one child with his wife, Edith, to whom he was married from 1913 until her death in 1953.
He owed much of his success on “The Cisco Kid” to to the clever writing of O. Henry, who was credited with more than 150 episodes of the show.
Information related to Leo Carrillo
- Rancho De Los Kiotes (Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park).
- Leo Carrillo State Park – Leo Carrillo State Park is a state park of California, United States, and a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area preserving of beach at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains.
- Burials at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica
- Hispanic and Latino American male actors
- Western (genre) television actors
- Artists from California
- History of Los Angeles
- American cartoonists
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