Duncan Renaldo

Born Apr 23, 1904

Renault Renaldo Duncan, better known as Duncan Renaldo, was a Romanian-born American actor best remembered for his portrayal of The Cisco Kid in films and on the 1950-1956 American TV series, The Cisco Kid.

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1904 Birth Born in 1904.


1928 24 Years Old He eventually took up acting and signed with MGM in 1928 where he worked in at least two major films, The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Trader Horn. … Read More


1934 30 Years Old In 1934, he was arrested for illegal entry into the United States, but eventually was pardoned by President Franklin Roosevelt and returned to acting.
1939 35 Years Old He found minor roles at Republic Studios and other Poverty Row studios until he convinced Republic head Herbert Yates in 1939 to introduce a Latin cowboy into The Three Mesquiteers series. … Read More


1950 46 Years Old In the late 1940s, Renaldo starred in several Hollywood Westerns as The Cisco Kid, and in 1950, he began playing the role in a popular television series that ran until 1956. … Read More


1971 67 Years Old Renaldo illustrated a book of poetry by Moreton B. Price titled Drifter's Dreams. His illustrations are ink sketches of idyllic scenes, primarily seascapes and landscapes. He also painted in oils. Two of his large paintings of members of the Maasai tribe whom he met in Kenya while filming "Trader Horn" were prominently displayed in his Santa Barbara home in 1971.
1974 70 Years Old …  He is pictured with the band War on their 1974 album, War Live, which includes the group's 1973 song, "The Cisco Kid."
1980 76 Years Old Renaldo died of lung cancer in 1980, aged 76, in Goleta, California.
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