Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban 1920-2009

"The Death, Boss, The Death!"

Yup! Ricardo Montalban, the suave mexican actor, Corinthian leather spokesperson and Mr. Roarke on "Fantasy Island" Has passed away. He was 88 years old.

Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith.

Beginning in the 1940s, Montalban starred in dozens of films with some of the greatest names in movies, including Clark Gable and Lana Turner. When major film roles dried up for him in the 1970s, he turned to stage and eventually TV, where he became familiar to millions as the mysterious host whose signature line, "Welcome to Fantasy Island," opened the hit show that ran from 1978 to 1984.

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Ok boys and girls! In his memory...everybody... one...two...three...


1 comment:

Emilio Torres Garcia said...

I first knew him as Mr. Roarke on fantasy island. His character of Khan is a classic. And let us not forget Spy Kids 2 & 3.

Farewell Mr. Montalban, may a royal chariot covered in rich corinthian leather takes you to your final reward.