Trini López, Singer/Actor

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Trini López, who died yesterday of COVID-19 at 83, was mostly known as a singer of early ‘60s hits like “Lemon Tree.” But he was also an actor, most notably as one of The Dirty Dozen in that 1967 war film.

In the following scene, López’s character gets a lesson in rope climbing:

You can stream The Dirty Dozen with an HBO Max subscription, or rent it starting at $1.99 from Vudu.

López starred in one movie, as the title character in a 1973 comedy Antonio, which you can watch in its entirety right here. Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie) co-stars:

Bonus

López hosted a 1969 NBC variety special, The Trini López Show. Here, guests The Ventures do their hit version of the Hawaii Five-O theme. Then, they back López on “Light My Fire.”

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