Mourning in the artistic world. Actor Henry Darrow, famous for belonging to the series that marked an era on television, passed away on Sunday the 14th.
Actor Henry Darrow, known for playing Manolo Montoya on the series El Gran Chaparral, died at the age of 87 at his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sunday, March 14.
The news was confirmed by his former publicist, Michael B. Druxman, to The Hollywood Reporter. Henry Darrow won a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for his work as Rafael Castillo in Santa Barbara.
However, his fame reached the international level when he gave life to the son of the Mexican rancher Don Sebastián Montoya (Frank Silvera).
Along with Linda Cristal, as Victoria Cannon, and the actor Leif Erickson, interpreter of Big John Cannon, he was part of the main cast of El Gran Chaparral during the years 1967 to 1971. The series told the adventure stories lived by the Cannon families and Montoya in the Sonoran Desert (present-day Arizona).
After his role in that television project, which was broadcast on NBC, he won the hearts of many fans in various Latin American countries.
Henry Darrow worked on other major productions such as Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Mission Impossible, The Waltons, Dallas, Benson, TJ Hooker, and Star Trek: Voyager, among other shows.
Also, he went on to play a drug lord in Badge 373 (1973), while he also participated in other films such as Summer and Smoke (1961), The Glass Cage (1964), St. Helens (1981), The Hitcher ( 1986). ), Runaway Jury (2003) and Soda Springs (2012).