Posted 3/28/2006 10:37 PM
Britt Lomond, villain in 1950s TV 'Zorro,' dies
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...ond-obit_x.htmHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Britt Lomond, who played the dastardly Capitan Monastario in the 1950s TV series Zorro and was a staple on other Western series including Death Valley Days and Rawhide, has died. He was 80.
Lomond died last week of kidney failure at a Huntington Beach nursing home, according to Tyler St. Mark, his friend and former publicist.
Lomond later turned to directing and production work, but his fame stemmed from playing opposite Guy Williams' Zorro from 1957-58. A postage stamp depicting Lomond as Monastario was issued by the Netherlands in 2004.
"He has a huge following in Europe," his widow, Diane Lomond, told The Orange County Register on Friday. "It's amazing how something like that can live on."