Ricardo Montalban dies

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  1. RIP Mr. Roarke!!:sad:


    Ricardo Montalban dies at 88
    Jan. 14, 2009, 4:08 PM EST
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.
    Montalban's death was announced at a meeting of the city council by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death.
    "The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in my Council District — where the next generations of performers participate in plays, musicals, and concerts — stands as a fitting tribute to this consummate performer," Garcetti said later in a written statement.
    Montalban had been a star in Mexican movies when MGM brought him to Hollywood in 1946. He was cast in the leading role opposite Esther Williams in "Fiesta." He also starred with the swimming beauty in "On an Island with You" and "Neptune's Daughter."
    A later generation knew Montalban as the faintly mysterious, white-suited Mr. Roarke, who presided over an island resort where visitors were able to fulfill their lifelong dreams. "Fantasy Island" received high ratings for most of its 1978-1984 span on ABC television and still appears in reruns.
    In a 1978 interview, he analyzed the series' success:
    "What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy it becomes a reality, and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies you learn to appreciate your own realities."
  2. I still can't believe his chest in Star Trek II - Wrath of Khan. He must have done 29408408 push ups before that movie.

    RIP Rick!
  3. NO!!!!!!!!!! I Can't believe this!!!! When you see old movies of him, he was soooooo sexy! The world is so not fair!
  4. Wow. I loved him. RIP
  5. I loved him as Khan in Star Trek. R. I. P. :sad:
  6. How sad.
  7. I actually met him back in the 80's. Kissed him smack on the lips! :blush:
  8. I totally forgot he was Khan!
  9. That's so sad.
  10. Very sad. RIP
  11. Aw. When TV was so much more simple, 2-13. Welcome to Fantasy Island.....
  12. That's so sad. Im glad to see he lived to the ripe age of 88 though. Rest in peace.
  13. May he RIP.
  14. :yes:

    RIP RM.