August 05, 2014

Lightning in a Bottle, Henry Darrow biography

 Henry was the heart throb on the TV series High Chaparral. Many of you ladies will remember him! He's had many other memorable roles. Check out his book!

Henry Darrow (born EnriqueTomás Delgado) overcame life-threatening illness, crippling anxiety and prejudice to become internationally famous as sexy, complex "Manolito Montoya" in the western The High Chaparral (1967-1971). He was the first actor of Puerto Rican heritage to star in a television series. "Henry survived and had a career when if you were Latino, you couldn't be just good, you had to be beyond great and that's Henry," says noted writer/entertainer Rick Najera. At the height of his fame Darrow put his hard-won career on the line to open doors for other Hispanics. He has continued to break ground for over fifty years as a working actor. He was the first Latino to portray Zorro, the first Latino to win a Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actor and in 2012 he received the prestigious ALMA award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). "Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle" is the must-read portrait of this inspirational, fiercely determined, endearing and enduring performer. This is a great read, don't miss it!

Dear readers, I met Henry Darrow at the 2014 High Chaparral Reunion in Tucson when I was there for the premiere of Geronimo, Life on the Reservation*.. What a charming, likable man!

*Note: Some of you may not of heard of my one-man Geronimo show starring Rudy Ramos. It's traveling around the Southwest United States. If it comes to a theater near you, don't miss it! 
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