Saturday, October 24, 2015

RIP Rico Alaniz

RIP Rico Alaniz

Wake Up America
March 9, 2015

Earlier this evening March 9th, 2015 at age 95 my wife's grandfather Americo Zorilla Alaniz passed away peacefully in his home in California.

Rico was born on October 25, 1919 in Juarez, Mexico and was an American Actor on the big screen as well as television, and even plays with more than 92 Credits over a very long career beginning on the big screen in 1951 but his acting career began in 1947.
Rico was the last surviving actor from the main cast in the Original Magnificent 7 films. He worked in many films including the 1992 Film Final Analysis (1992) Staring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger and introducing Uma Thurman.

On TV he featured roles in the ABC series - The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The Wild Wild West, Gun Smoke, Zorro, and many many more.

He was most proud of his work in Kraft Theater as an actor, a director a coach, a teacher, and mentor for many well known house hold names like Eric Roberts, Elvis Presely, Sylvester Stallone and many more. He was life long friends with Yul Brynner, and Steve Mcqueen

R.I P., You'll be missed by many, Rico.

ALZNIZ, Rico (Americo Zorilla Alaniz)
Born: 10/25/1919, Juarez Mexico
Died:  3/9/2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Rico Alaniz’s westerns – actor:
The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV) – 1951, 1953 (Murietta, James Monari, Roberto Avial, Luciano Mesconti)
Viva Zapata! – 1952 (guard)
Column South – 1953 (Trooper Chavez)
Conquest of Cochise – 1953 (Pedro)
Wings of the Hawk – 1953 (Captain Gomez)
Drum Beat – 1954 (medicine man)
Siege at Red River – 1954 (Yellow Hawk)
Jubilee Trail – 1954 (Spaniard Captain)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1954 (Miguel)
The Last Command – 1955 (Tomas)
The Lone Ranger (TV) – 1955 (Gray Wolf)
Stagecoach to Fury – 1956 (Miguel Torres)
Buffalo Bill Jr. (TV) – 1956 (Ramon Chavez)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV) – 1956 (Big Elk, Don Valdez)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1957, 1962 (Sebastian, Lopez)
26 Men (TV) – 1957 (Juan Morales, Benton)
Zorro (TV) – 1957 (Private Ortega)
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone – 1958 (Fernandez)
Maverick (TV) – 1958 (Fernando)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1958 (Small Cloud)
Frontier Doctor (TV) – 1959 (Renaldo)
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV) – 1959 (tall rancher)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1959, 1960 (Joe Riva, Mr. Cousin)
The Magnificent Seven – 1960 (Sotero)
Laramie (TV) – 1960 (Manuel Ortega)
Outlaws (TV) – 1960 (Captain of Rurales)
Bronco (TV) – 1962 (Rico Candido)
Bonanza (TV) – 1962, 1964, 1970 (Miguel, Juan Pacheco, bandit, Ricardo)
The Virginian (TV) – 1963 (bandido leader)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1963, 1968 (El Pinon, young Padre, blacksmith)
Temple Houston (TV) – 1963 (Angel Chavez)
Rawhide (TV) – 1964, 1965 (Garcia Flores, Pedro)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1966 (Jacobo)
The Monroes (TV) – 1966 (renegade leader)
Winchester 73 (TV) – 1967 (Mexican)
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1967, 1969, 1970 (Ricardo, El Gato, Armando, Jorge Martinez)
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1969 (Crooked Hand)
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1969 (Mexican agent)

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