Guy Williams and Henry Calvin

Amigos

Friends:

Henry Calvin, The Great Sargento García, came together
with Guy Williams in his second visit to Argentina.

When Guy Williams left Argentina after his first visit he promised, "I will return to this country because it is marvelous".  Return he did with a long time friend and El Zorro's favorite foe, Henry Calvin as Sargento García.

Guy Williams and Henry Calvin

Ezeiza Airport was the site of a familiar scene.  Once again a huge crowd, estimated to be over 3,000, waited for the Pan Am 707 to land.  Children and adults held signs that said, "Welcome Zorro and Sargento García".

At 12:20 p.m. the crowd roared with delight as El Zorro stepped off the plane.  Channel 13's Leo Gleizer met him on the run way and gave El Zorro a bear hug.  The chants of Zorro, Zorro were interrupted by another thunderous roar when Henry Calvin emerged from the jet.

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Calvin accompanied their husbands on their trip to Argentina.  After descending from the plane, the Ladies received red roses from Channel 13 with a card reading, "Welcome to Argentina!"

Guy Williams and Henry Calvin

The first words from Guy and Henry were thankful greetings to all those who welcomed them to this far away land.  Their heartfelt expressions of gratitude overcame any barrier that language tried to impose.

Guy Williams being interviewed

Guy was interviewed by Victor Sueiro and was quick to note how impressed he had been with Argentina and how happy he was to return.  When asked what mementos he would want as remembrances of Argentina, Guy noted the fine leather goods of the country such as shoes and handbags.  But Guy then said his most treasured memento would be the affection shown to him by the people of Argentina.  When asked by Leo to once again visit Argentina, Guy was very pleased to accept his invitation.

Guy Williams on the cover on Canal TV

 (Courtesy of Hernán Otero)

Guy Williams and Henry Calvin

Henry was described by the Argentine press as a "very happy person" who was always smiling.  Like Guy, Henry also expressed amazement and gratitude for the wonderful reception that he was given everywhere he went in Buenos Aires.

Reporters were curious to know what happened to the "chubby" Sargento García.  Henry Calvin explained that he set out to lose weight and he accomplished his goal.  It took Henry three years but he lost 80 kilograms.  (Approximately 175 lbs.)

Henry was then asked how he obtained the role of Sargento García in the Zorro series.  In his answer Henry said he began his acting career in the 1930's.  In 1936 he began a singing career, but things did not go so well so he focused on the theater.  In the mid 1950's producers from Walt Disney saw Henry perform and asked him to consider the part of Sergeant Garcia in Zorro.  The series was immensely popular giving Henry Calvin success and international recognition.

Henry and Billy Calvin
Henry and Billy Calvin

Henry and Billy Calvin

A kiss for Sargento Garcia from Mrs. Calvin
A kiss for Sargento García from Mrs. Calvin

 

El Zorro and Sargento García making their rounds.
El Zorro and Sargento García making their rounds.

Henry and Billy Calvin

El Zorro and Sargento García joking around.
El Zorro and Sargento García joking around.
(Courtesy of Hernán Otero)

Henry Calvin visits a children's hospital.
Henry Calvin visits a children's hospital.
(Courtesy of Hernán Otero)

That evening, Guy was eager to have a favorite Argentine dish, roasted chivitos, for dinner.  A chivitos is a young goat.  After dinner the party strolled along the spacious avenues of central Buenos Aires.  On Sunday Leo Gleizer was host to the foursome as they toured Florida Street and dined late into the evening.  Monday was a work day.  Guy and Henry enjoyed lunch at the hotel and then traveled  to the Channel 13 studios to prepare the Teleshows.

After so many years the two friends once again performed together, thrilling yet another generation of youngsters.

On stage with Guy Williams at Channel 13

Teleshow Team with Guy Williams and Henry Calvin

On stage - El Zorro and Sargento García

Sargento García TV Guia

El Zorro Arrives

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