DECEMBER 4, 1926


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, KateKismet 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
Photo:  ABC Television, 1970.  Public Domain.

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