Valentin de Vargas went on to create several memorable roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Firebrand (1962), and To Live And Die In L.A. (1985); but he is perhaps best known as the charming, but no nonsense Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez in 1962’s Hatari! and the malevolent Pancho in Touch of Evil (1958).
In addition to his co-starring role in Hatari!, de Vargas also appeared with John Wayne in Hellfighters (1968).
Rest in Peace Mr. de Vargas. The world has lost a great talent.