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scorpio
01-14-2009, 01:25 PM
'Fantasy Island' star Ricardo Montalban dies at 88 (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MONTALBAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)

By BOB THOMAS
Associated Press Writer

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."

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AP entertainment writer Sandy Cohen contributed to this story.

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broncosteven
01-14-2009, 01:27 PM
May he rest in a casket of Rich Corinthian leather.

bronco militia
01-14-2009, 01:27 PM
damn...RIP

Garcia Bronco
01-14-2009, 01:34 PM
Not one mention of his greatest role.

Man-Goblin
01-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Not one mention of his greatest role.

The villain in Naked Gun?

Smiling Assassin27
01-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Rest In Peace, Senor.

Kaylore
01-14-2009, 01:39 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

Garcia Bronco
01-14-2009, 01:40 PM
The villain in Naked Gun?

Nice beaver

Garcia Bronco
01-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

For the show or the movie?

bronco militia
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
The villain in Naked Gun?

Kaylor is really OJ Simpson? wait, what?

theAPAOps5
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
Not one mention of his greatest role.

The role of Teniente in La Fuga

Kaylore
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
For the show or the movie?

The motion picture.

TheReverend
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
Nice beaver

"What's that smell?"

"Oh that would be me. I've been swimming in raw sewage... I love it"

broncosteven
01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
Not one mention of his greatest role.

El Encantador?

"Dora the Explorer" .... El Encantador (1 episode, 2002)
- The Missing Piece (2002) TV episode (voice) .... El Encantador

ghwk
01-14-2009, 01:44 PM
"What's that smell?"

"Oh that would be me. I've been swimming in raw sewage... I love it"

What is that from?

broncosteven
01-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

I am not sure what I will do should Gene leave this mortal coil...

I was just chopping onions, ya, those are not tears, thats from some strong onions!

ghwk
01-14-2009, 01:46 PM
Dude could make a pony tail and hairless chest look macho.

Gcver2ver3
01-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces?

only?...wasn't 100 grand like 2 million bucks back then?...:P

Crushaholic
01-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Kaylore gets married and Ricardo Montalban dies. Coincidence?

Broncomutt
01-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

I always wondered if he had a prosthetic chest in that movie or he was really in that great a shape for his age. Gonna get flamed for that I'm sure.

Khan is easily one of my favorite villians of all time.

RIP Mr. Montalban. :(

Beantown Bronco
01-14-2009, 01:50 PM
What is that from?

Should neg rep you for that.

Naked Gun 2 1/2

Beantown Bronco
01-14-2009, 01:52 PM
Kaylore gets married and Ricardo Montalban dies. Coincidence?

I guess it is true. A part of you really does die when you get married.

ghwk
01-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Should neg rep you for that.

Naked Gun 2 1/2

LOL, do what you gotta do...it's not so high that I'd really notice anyway

Kaylore
01-14-2009, 01:55 PM
I always wondered if he had a prosthetic chest in that movie or he was really in that great a shape for his age. Gonna get flamed for that I'm sure.

Khan is easily one of my favorite villians of all time.

RIP Mr. Montalban. :(

It was real. He used to be a pushup junky.

Man-Goblin
01-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Kaylor is really OJ Simpson? wait, what?

O.J. wasn't the villain in that movie. Actually, Ricardo Montalban orders a hit on him at the beginning.

"kheel hem."

socalorado
01-14-2009, 01:59 PM
http://www.seinfeldonline.com/kramer2.jpg
Elaine: This is what you used to build me up? This is where you got all that stupid katra stuff?
Kramer: No, no. That's from, uh, Star Trek III... The Search for Spock.
Elaine: Search... for Spock?!
Kramer: Yeah, I know Jerry will tell you that "The Wrath of Khan" is the better picture, but for me, I always...
Elaine: You doofus!

I suspect foul play....

no-pseudo-fan
01-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Nice beaver

I just had it stuffed

bronco militia
01-14-2009, 02:11 PM
O.J. wasn't the villain in that movie. Actually, Ricardo Montalban orders a hit on him at the beginning.

"kheel hem."

nothing gets past this one :D

MagicHef
01-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Huh... there's an ancient city named Monte Alban near Oaxaca, I wonder if that's where his name comes from.

UberBroncoMan
01-14-2009, 02:33 PM
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

Jason in LA
01-14-2009, 02:48 PM
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Northman
01-14-2009, 02:56 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

Amen:thumbsup:

watermock
01-14-2009, 05:11 PM
"One big happy fleet"

Khan's greatest Moment:

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Rohirrim
01-14-2009, 05:12 PM
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ZONA
01-14-2009, 05:40 PM
Sorry guys. I can't post anymore. I'm dead. :sickortir

Did you know Montalban played the role of Khan for only $100,000 and it ended up being one of his masterpieces? RIP. He was a stud.

Yeah, but what was the typical support role actor paid back in 1970? Couldn't have been much more then what he got.

He was cool. Khan was the man. He would have kicked Kirks ass in a fist fight.

Bronco Bob
01-14-2009, 05:49 PM
I always wondered if he had a prosthetic chest in that movie or he was really in that great a shape for his age. Gonna get flamed for that I'm sure.




All him, dude was built.

watermock
01-14-2009, 05:58 PM
I swear that is the stocking cap!

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OBF1
01-14-2009, 06:00 PM
RIP Ricardo

A man's man for sure.

broncosteven
01-14-2009, 06:03 PM
Yeah, but what was the typical support role actor paid back in 1970? Couldn't have been much more then what he got.

He was cool. Khan was the man. He would have kicked Kirks ass in a fist fight.

Not only that but the dude was in a ton of voice overs, everything from Family guy to I love Lucy, he had a career, I would like to read his Bio some day.

scorpio
01-14-2009, 06:21 PM
This Is Ceti Alpha Five!

ghwk
01-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Having OJ in this thread pollutes all that Khan stood for and is an abomination to the genius that was "Montalban"

Tombstone RJ
01-15-2009, 11:08 AM
bummer, he was the schitzniik...