Thursday, October 7, 2010
From 1957 to 1959, he starred in the Broadway musical Jamaica, singing several numbers with Lena Horne.
Montalban starred in radio program, "Lobo del Mar" (Seawolf), in which he was cast as the captain. This weekly show aired in many Spanish-speaking countries until the early 1970s. In 1972, Montalban co-founded the Screen Actors Guild Ethnic Minority Committee with actors Carmen Zapata, Henry Darrow and Edith Diaz.
Montalban's best-known television role was that of, Mr. Roarke in the television series Fantasy Island, which he played from 1978 until 1984. For a while, the series was one of the most popular on television. Another of his well-known roles was that of, Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in which he reprised a role that he had originated in the 1967 episode of Star Trek titled "Space Seed".
Montalban appeared in many films including: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Planet of the Apes and Spy Kids series. He also performed in the musical, The Singing Nun(1966).
During the filming of, Across the Wide Missouri(1951), Montalban was thrown from his horse, knocked unconscious, and trampled by another horse, resulting in a painful back injury that never healed.
Ricardo Montalban, is one of my favorite actors/dancers.
My favorite Ricardo Montalban movies are:
1948 On an Island with You
1949 Neptune's Daughter
1953 Latin Lovers
1962 Ernest Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
1964 Cheyenne Autumn
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
1973 The Train Robbers
1974 The Mark of Zorro
Please click on Ricardo Montalban's name located in the tag line at the bottom of the article to read movie reviews with videos..
I posted the first of five videos of a wonderful Ricardo Montalban, interview.