Duncan Renaldo

  1. Bob Steele, The Trail Blazers,  1940.       After seven serials, Rico was out and The Three Mesquiteers’ leader, Tucson Smith, returned – in the shape of Steele, also headlining the Billy The Kid serials at the time. He was the son of John Wayne’s important Monogram B-Westerns director, Robert N Bradbury, and among Duke’s high-school classmates (along with his twin, Bill).  He eventually moved into  the TVersion of the old serials – Cheyenne, Maverick, Sugarfoot, etc. And Duke always found room for him, in everything from Rio Bravo to (Steele’s final oater) Rio Lobo. Renaldo went on to be The Cisco Kid for 156 TV episodes, 1950-1955.  Or 157, counting the movie-cum-pilot actually titled: The Gay Amigo, 1949. Most of these B-cowhands used to say they were (like jockeys) merely “scufflin’ for groceries.”

 Birth year: 1904Death year: 1980Other name: Casting Calls:  0