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RIP Ricardo Montalban

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RIP Ricardo Montalban

Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 15th, 2009, 1:10 am

Fantasy Island star Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88.

The Mexican actor passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown.

Montalban is most famous for his role as Mr Roarke in the 1970s and 80s show, but he also made numerous other TV, movie and theatre roles throughout a long and successful career.

He appeared as villain Khan Noonien Singh in the first ever season of Star Trek, as well as the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

He was awarded with an Emmy in 1978 for his role in How The West Was Won and was nominated for a Tony Award for his part in the musical, Jamaica.

Montalban's wife of 63 years, Georgiana died in 2007. The couple is survived by its four children.

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 15th, 2009, 1:18 am

Oh my, so many of the "old guard" passing these days. what was the nightime soap he was on, Falcon Crest?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 15th, 2009, 1:22 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Oh my, so many of the "old guard" passing these days. what was the nightime soap he was on, Falcon Crest?[/quote]

No, "The Colbys" .... Zach Powers / ... (48 episodes, 1985-1987)

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 15th, 2009, 1:25 am

Now I don't even recall that one :o

I loved him in Star Trek, but his appearance in the original episode and the return in the movie.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 15th, 2009, 2:20 am

Kirk screaming "KHAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN", just makes you get goose bumps.

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 15th, 2009, 2:25 am

Now you have made me feel very very old

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 15th, 2009, 2:26 am

Now you have made me feel very very old :o

I'm for bed, much too tuckered out actually having to WALK (!!!!) per the doctor instructions.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu January 15th, 2009, 10:07 am

I only remember him from The Colbys. Now there was a great show!! :D

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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 15th, 2009, 12:06 pm

I'd forgotten about The Colbys but I remember him now...him and "Sybilla"! He was a very striking-looking man.

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Post by Ludmilla » Thu January 15th, 2009, 4:43 pm

How many remember him singing and dancing with Esther Williams in Neptune's Daughter? Yes... I love those old movies!

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