Together with most of the original cast, he played his original stage roles in the limited-run 1972 Broadway return engagement of "Man of La Mancha". This revival was staged only months before the much (and some would say, unfairly) maligned film version was released. James Coco
played the roles of Sancho Panza and the ...
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Often, stage audiences were uncertain about his age, since he wore a black hairpiece to portray Sancho Panza and Cervantes's Manservant in "Man of La Mancha" on Broadway. At times it was rumored that he was well into his seventies when playing the role , but this was clearly untrue (Richard Kiley
, who played the dual role of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
and his fictional creation Don Quixote, ...