CHITIMACHA ACTOR/OPERA SINGER NED ROMERO BORN
Romero, born in Franklin, Louisiana, earned a master’s degree in music from Louisiana State University. Ned began his show-business career as an opera singer in 1943 appearing in musicals, such as Kiss Me, Kate, Kismet and Oklahoma! On-Broadway, he appeared in 3 for Tonight (1954). Moving to TV, Ned appeared in numerous series. From his first film, Talisman (1966), to his last, Expiration Date (2006), Romero was typecast as an Indian, usually a chief or medicine man. He played Chingachgook in two made-for-TV James Fenimore Cooper adaptations, Deerslayer and Last of the Mohicans (both 1977). Romero died November 4, 2017, in Palm Desert, California.
Sources: “Ned Romero Biography,” Fandango. Retrieved 6/25/2022, Ned Romero Biography | Fandango Wikipedia Photo: ABC Television, 1970. Public Domain.