High Chaparral Reunion Sets 2015 Dates and Celebrity Guests
Celebrities and fans will gather once again in Tucson in tribute to The High Chaparral TV series.
Darrow played the rascally Manolito Montoya; Collier, the loyal and tough ranch foreman Sam Butler; and Ramos portrayed the quiet-yet-confident half-Pawnee Indian, Wind, in the classic Western series that aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. McCray was the production manager of the show and wife Susan did casting.
“The 2014 Reunion was the biggest one yet,” McQueen says, “and we’re looking forward to an even bigger gathering in 2015. Registration is open now, and we invite all fans to join us for a gathering that many describe as fulfilling a lifetime dream.”
Along with Darrow, Collier and Ramos, The High Chaparral starred Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon, Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, Mark Slade as Blue Boy and Linda Cristal as Victoria. Other Cast members included Bob Hoy as Joe Butler, Rudólfo Acosta as Vaquero, Roberto Contreras as Pedro, Ted Markham as Reno and Jerry Summers as Ira Bean. Susan McCray’s father, Oscar-winning composer Harry Sukman, orchestrated the show’s music.
The High Chaparral is considered historic because it cast Latino and other minority actors in roles of character and depth in opposition to the stereotypes of the day during the height of the Civil Rights movement, a time when many ethnic acting opportunities weren’t available. The show airs on ISPN channel.
To sign up, go www.thehighchaparralreunion.com, or join in the group discussion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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