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Ricardo Montalban

Ricardo Montalban's biography

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino is 89 years old television actor born at Torreón. He was born on Thursday 25th of November 1920. Ricardo is often nicknamed as The Latin Lover. According to year of birth 1920 Ricardo belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 25th of November means Ricardo is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.

He is white mexican. He is citizen of Mexico. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know Ricardo also as film actor, character actor, stage actor, actor, voice actor. He is recently known as film director.

Ricardo Montalban's family

Ricardo Montalban's ex wife

Georgiana Young

Ricardo Montalban and Georgiana Young have been together. She is known as actor. His ex wife was born on Wednesday 10th of September 1924 in Los Angeles. Ricardo´s ex wife died on Tuesday 13th of November 2007 in Los Angeles. Georgiana Young was 87 years old, when this happened.

Ricardo Montalban's schools

We found 2 schools Ricardo attended. Complete list of schools: Belmont High School, Fairfax High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended and graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California.

Ricardo Montalban's career

Ricardo´s main focus is to be television actor. He is famous thanks to Fantasy Island.

Is Ricardo Montalban gay ?

He is known to be straight.

How did Ricardo Montalban die

He died on on Wednesday 14th of January 2009 when he was 89 years old at Los Angeles. Ricardo Montalbans death was caused by congestive heart failure. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Ricardo Montalban's Awards

  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jamaica".
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • He was awarded Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in 1998; the highest honor bestowed upon a layperson in the Roman Catholic Church.

What else you don't know about Ricardo Montalban ?

Ricardo´s middle name is Gonzalo Pedro.

What Ricardo Montalban has done for a first time

  • Had appeared with Madlyn Rhue in episodes of three different series: Bonanza (1959), Star Trek (1966) and Fantasy Island (1977). They played husband and wife in the first two of these series.

Ricardo Montalban's quotes

  • [upon winning his Emmy Award for How the West Was Won (1976)] I don't know about Mr. Roarke, but this certainly fulfills my fantasy. Thank you very much.
  • Mexican is not a nice-sounding word and Hollywood is at fault for this because we have been portrayed in this ungodly manner.
  • [on his famous role on Fantasy Island (1977)] Mr. Roarke manipulates everything and everyone. In the eye of the fantasizer, Roarke has the power of life and death.
  • [on the Nosotros Foundation] I received tremendous support, but there also were some negative repercussions. I was accused of being a militant, and as a result, I lost jobs.
  • I played caricatures of what a Latin is supposed to be like. In reality, we are family men. I should have had the courage of Dolores del Rio who returned to Mexico and made her best movies there.
  • [on Sayonara (1957)] I was and still am very pleased with my performance and very much saddened by this picture. I was hoping for an Academy Award nomination, but unfortunately most of my scenes ended up on the cutting-room floor.
  • I think every actor loves the stage. The pros are that it is the actor's medium; there's no way your scene is going to end up on the cutting-room floor, and it's up to you to get and keep the attention of the audience by the truth of your performance.
  • Mexico is my mother; the United States is the best friend I will ever have. And so I dream of the day when my mother will say, "Ricardo, you have chosen a wonderful friend." And the day when the friend will say, "Ricardo, you have a sensational mother.".
  • My sister and I are the only Mexicans in the family, but I am a full-blooded Castillian. Both my parents were Spaniards.

Ricardo Montalban's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Ricardo Montalban looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Ricardo is tall as 6' 0" (183 cm). Body build is athletic. Ricardo´s eyes are tinted grey. Ricardo´s hair is shade of grey.