The Cisco Kid was called the Robin Hood of the Old West. This Hispanic hero was created by the writer O. Henry.
This was one of the most successful of the first color television programs ever made. It also was, to the best of my knowledge, the first starring Hispanic characters.
Duncan Renaldo, starring as the Cisco Kid, gave Hispanic children their first positive role model on TV. He was also the hero of many Anglo children, including myself. It is a pity that such morally upright role models still exist today on television.