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Swordfish tops its captor

Here’s a photo that appeared on the front page of the October 12 1937 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

Leo Carrillo (1880-1961) started his career in vaudeville, and had his first Broadway credit in 1915. He appeared in feature films starting in 1929, and played Pancho on the television series The Cisco Kid from 1950 to 1956.

When not acting (or catching large fish), Mr. Carrillo was an ardent conservationist. A stretch of beach near Malibu, California, is named the Leo Carrillo State Park in his honour, and is a popular spot for surfers. YouTube has a video about his ranch, which is now also a park.

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