Ricardo Montalbán

Actor Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, was a Mexican radio, television, theatre and film actor. He had a career spanning six decades and many notable roles. During the mid-1970s, Montalbán was notable as the spokesman in automobile advertisements for the Chrysler Cordoba, in which he famously extolled the "soft Corinthian leather" used for its interior. He also advertised the Chrysler New Yorker. From 1977 to 1984, he became famous as Mr.
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Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams - JoBlo.com
Google News - over 6 years
I also got a kick out of Buscemi's manic performance and seeing Ricardo Montalban pop up as the grandfather. BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD fans may also enjoy Mike Judge as one of the villains, with him even using his patented Beavis laugh in a few scenes
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A Tribute to Pauline Kael; The Debt Reviewed - San Diego Reader
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Magnum Force, 1974 “[Ricardo] Montalban's performance doesn't show a trace of Fantasy Island. It's all panache; if he isn't wearing feathers in his hair you see them there anyway. You know how you always want to laugh at the flourishes that punctuate
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A premiere fit for a 'King' - Toronto Sun
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Among O'Neill's starred neighbours on the block are Stan Laurel, Donald O'Connor and Ricardo Montalban. Jersey Shore's Pauly D, on the other hand, won't be getting a star of his own anytime soon, and the DJ is really upset about it -- at least that's
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JP DEVINE: Jerry Lewis takes a bow - Morning Sentinel
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I did two more with Jerry, working with Ricardo Montalban and others. Of course, Jerry was always the center of those sketches. It was after all, the "Jerry Lewis Show." That led to my jobs with Johnny Carson, Laugh In and Bob Newhart
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Letter: Deport illegal immigrants to help improve employment situation - TCPalm
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Ricardo Montalban was being interviewed and he was asked the question something like "What does an actor like you do between acting jobs." His answer was that "Between jobs I'm not an actor. I'm unemployed." That must have made a big impression on me
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ScreenCrave's Top 5 'Planet Of The Apes' Films - ScreenCrave.com
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Then that pesky USmilitary shows up, kills Corny and Zira, leaving the hidden Caesar in the care of circus owner Ricardo Montalban (Ricardo Montalban? Seriously, how much weirder can this franchise get?). Jesus, the strangeness of this series just
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Inside Noah Tepperberg's All-White Birthday Bash at Lavo - BlackBook Magazine
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Someone said if I had worn a black tie and was traveling with a little person I could easily be mistaken for Ricardo Montalban from the last season of Fantasy Island. I was worried about that. I approached Lavo with trepidation
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John Leguizamo Stars in GHETTO KLOWN at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, 9/30-10/16 - Broadway World
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Direct from Broadway, John Leguizamo's "Ghetto Klown", directed by Fisher Stevens, opens for fifteen performances only from September 30 to October 16 at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. The press opening is October 2 at 5 pm
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'Spy Kids' return on Blu-ray - The Virginian-Pilot
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Marin and Trejo return, but the best new family members are Mom's parents: Grandmother, played by Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), and “Grandfather” Ricardo Montalban. Montalban appears in a wheel chair; his back was injured years ago,
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A Mild-Mannered Maniac
NYTimes - over 6 years
In the small bookstore of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, a wall of shelves is devoted to works by and about the great auteurs -- monographs, coffee-table tomes, DVDs. The pantheon of world cinema is too large for the available space, so the masters are arrayed in double rows, one behind the other. In order to browse, you must dig and
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Take Five: The Name Game - Cardiac Cane
Google News - over 6 years
You have to say it like you mean it with unbridled enthusiasm and an accent, preferably that of Ricardo Montalban while speaking of “fine Corinthian leather.” Steve MONNNNNNNN-tador! See how that works? He no longer sounds like a fella hailing from
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DVD Extra: More Southwest noir - New York Post (blog)
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William Wellman's "Across the Wide Mississippi'' (1951) with Ricardo Montalban; Vincent Sherman's "Lone Star'' (1951) with Gardner and Broderick Crawford. And from the dawn of Gable's MGM career, Charles Brabin's "Sporting Blood'' (1931) with Madge
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Bond Markets Would Applaud a US Default: Hedge Fund Manager - Yahoo! Finance (blog)
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Unfortunately, actor Ricardo Montalban has left this world, but perhaps a vintage life size cut-out of the 70's TV star could be placed in the budget negotiating chambers in Washington as a sort of ironic motivational tool. But the funny thing is,
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William Shatner Leads 3000 People in a Group-Khannnn - Kotaku
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Shatner asked that the crowd join him in belting out one last rueful taking of Ricardo Montalban's name in vain. Here it is. We shall leave you now, as you left her ... marooned at the center of a Comic-Con panel ... buried alive ... buried aliiiiiive
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10 Most Famous Mexican Actors - Screen Junkies
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Ricardo Montalban. Born in Mexico, this famous Mexican actor first came to world wide notoriety with his role on the television drama "Fantasy Island" as the wish-granting Mr. Rourke. He later made a splash on the big screen as a villain in the "Star
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John Leguizamo Brings the Ghetto to Hollywood with His One Man Show - Westside Today
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Direct from Broadway, John Leguizamo's “Ghetto Klown”, directed by Fisher Stevens, will play at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre for 15 performances only, September 30, 2011 through October 16, 2011. By Amy Sommer Conceived and performed by Emmy and Obie
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 88
    On January 14, 2009, Montalbán died at his home in Los Angeles at age 88.
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  • 2004
    Age 83
    The facility in Hollywood was officially renamed the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in a May 11, 2004 ceremony.
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  • 1999
    Age 78
    The Nosotros Foundation and the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation agreed to purchase the Doolittle Theatre in 1999 from UCLA.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 59
    His autobiography, Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds, was published in January 1980 by Doubleday.
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  • 1977
    Age 56
    Montalbán's best-known television role was that of Mr. Roarke on the television series Fantasy Island, which he played from 1977 until 1984.
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  • 1975
    Age 54
    In 1975, he was chosen as the television spokesman for the new Chrysler Cordoba.
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  • 1972
    Age 51
    In 1972, Montalbán co-founded the Screen Actors Guild Ethnic Minority Committee with actors Carmen Zapata, Henry Darrow and Edith Diaz.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 36
    From 1957 to 1959, he starred in the Broadway musical Jamaica, singing several light-hearted calypso numbers opposite Lena Horne.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 28
    He was the first Hispanic actor to appear on the front cover of Life magazine on November 21, 1949.
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  • 1944
    Age 23
    Montalbán married actress and model Georgiana Young (born Georgiana Paula Belzer; September 10, 1924 – November 13, 2007) in 1944.
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  • 1943
    Age 22
    Montalbán recalled that when he arrived in Hollywood in 1943, studios wanted to change his name to Ricky Martin.
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  • 1941
    Age 20
    Late in 1941, Montalbán returned to Mexico after learning that his mother was dying.
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    In 1941, Montalbán appeared in three-minute musicals produced for the Soundies film jukeboxes.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 19
    They moved to New York City in 1940, and Montalbán earned a minor role in the play Her Cardboard Lover.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Born
    Montalbán was born on November 25, 1920 in Mexico City and grew up in Torreón, the son of Spanish immigrants Ricarda Merino Jiménez and Genaro Balbino Montalbán Busano, a store manager. who raised him as a Roman Catholic.
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