Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Legendary actor Ricardo Montalban Dies at 88

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino, born on November 25, 1920, was a Mexican television, theatre, and film actor. He was most memorable known for being the spokesperson in automobile advertisements for the Chrysler in the 1970's and also as Mr. Roarke with sidkick Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize).in the television series Fantasy Island (1978-1984). He also had a stand out role as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Montalbán appeared in many diverse films including The Naked Gun, Planet of the Apes and Spy Kids. He was also married to his wife Georgiana Young (died on November 13, 2007) for 63 years and had 4 children.

Ricardo Montalbán, a Hollywood Latino legend. He'll be missed!