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June 6, 1988 | JOHN WILSON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.
The Hispanic Coalition on AIDS gave Ricardo Montalban its Lifetime Humanitarian award during "A La Vida!" ceremonies Friday night at the Biltmore Hotel. After masters of ceremonies Edward James Olmos and Rita Moreno offered lavish introductory praise, Montalban took the podium and put his career in more realistic perspective by offering "The Five Stages of Acting": 1. "Who is Ricardo Montalban?" 2. "Get me Ricardo Montalban!" 3. "Get me a Ricardo Montalban type! 4.
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OPINION
January 16, 2009
Re "Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009," Obituary, Jan. 15 Beyond his stature as one of the preeminent Latinos in film, Ricardo Montalban was a class act and a genuinely compassionate human being. He will be missed by all who long for the days when class and talent were far more important than hype. Pete Moraga Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2009 | Lorenza Munoz
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88. Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2009 | Lorenza Munoz
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88. Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith.
MAGAZINE
June 26, 1988 | SAM BURCHELL, Sam Burchell writes about antiques and interior design for this magazine.
THE HOUSE rises from a crest in the Hollywood Hills as if it were part of the land itself. With no windows on the entrance facade, it is initially forbidding, then intriguing as the warmth of its visual geometry becomes apparent. Designed by Ricardo Legorreta, who at 56 is Mexico's premier younger architect, the house, like its owner, actor Ricardo Montalban, bridges Mexican and Californian sensibilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're calling it the "party of the people" but it has nothing to do with Ross Perot, the Democratic Party, Bill Clinton's visit to the county Sunday or the presidential election. The event, officially titled "Una Noche del Teatro" and already sold out, is being held tonight at South Coast Repertory. It is expected to raise about $20,000 for two SCR programs: the Hispanic Playwrights Project and the Neighborhood Conservatory.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2005 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
WHEN you meet Ricardo Montalban, you half expect to find Mr. Roarke, the mysterious character he played on the long-running TV series "Fantasy Island" (1978-84). The role may have been one-dimensional, but it imbued the veteran Mexican actor with a memorable image -- the gallant host in the crisp white suit who had the power to grant wishes for strangers desperate to change their lives.
OPINION
January 16, 2009
Re "Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009," Obituary, Jan. 15 Beyond his stature as one of the preeminent Latinos in film, Ricardo Montalban was a class act and a genuinely compassionate human being. He will be missed by all who long for the days when class and talent were far more important than hype. Pete Moraga Los Angeles
TRAVEL
November 1, 1987
I would like to congratulate Ricardo Montalban on his beautiful "An across-the-border love letter." As I read it I understood exactly how he felt--the same as I feel about Ireland. MARGARET M. JOUVER Glendale
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1996
The annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards will be held Feb. 7 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, hosted by Ricardo Montalban, an executive producer of the event. Tickets are $150, $250 and $300. Information: (213) 466-8566.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
The Ricardo Montalban Theatre officially opened three years ago, but there's been scarce cause to celebrate until now. This week the historic Hollywood venue (formerly the Doolittle), which had been underutilized since its ballyhooed opening in May 2004, was finally put to use as intended under its new management -- as a showcase for the best in Latino theater.
MAGAZINE
November 6, 2005 | Dan Neil
It took the producers of the james bond movies two years to decide who would be the next 007. Then, in mid-October, white smoke rose over MI6. Daniel Craig, a stylishly scruffy British actor, would pick up the Walther PPK put down by Pierce Brosnan. The blogs erupted. Bond fanatics wailed that Craig was not nearly handsome enough to play the male Mata Hari and--sputter!--he's blond! Are they afraid he'll lock his keys in the Aston Martin? I propose their mourning is misplaced.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2005 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
WHEN you meet Ricardo Montalban, you half expect to find Mr. Roarke, the mysterious character he played on the long-running TV series "Fantasy Island" (1978-84). The role may have been one-dimensional, but it imbued the veteran Mexican actor with a memorable image -- the gallant host in the crisp white suit who had the power to grant wishes for strangers desperate to change their lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
When the curtain finally went up this month on the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, the long-awaited debut spotlighted the hard-fought progress made by L.A.'s perennially struggling Latino theater. But at the same time, the clumsy unveiling ceremony also resurrected old doubts about its future.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2001
I just finished Brian Lowry's article on "Entertainment Tonight" and I want to thank him for bringing their methods to the attention of the viewing public (" 'Entertainment Tonight' and the Cult of Celebrity," March 7). I would like to make the public aware of one more aspect of the way that show works. On Jan. 13, they did a "Weekend Special" called "Whatever Happened to TV's Favorite Stars." They did stories giving updates on Jim Nabors, Ricardo Montalban and yours truly, to name a few. The story they did on me I found to be extremely offensive and inaccurate.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is the Times' theater writer
Details have changed on the big plan to convert Hollywood's Doolittle Theater into the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. But the ultimate goal remains the same. As first outlined last year, the city was going to buy the Doolittle from UCLA and then convey it to Regent Properties as part of a major redevelopment project. Regent would, in turn, contract with the Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Foundation to operate and renovate the theater as a Latino-oriented performance center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999
Re "Latino Groups Urge Boycott of Network TV," July 28: Thanks to Raul Yzaguirre and his group [La Raza] for their insightful and long overdue demand for a federal study of "media imagery's impact on Latinos' self-esteem." In a flash I realized the genesis of all my problems. They began when "Fantasy Island" went off the air. Where have you gone, Ricardo Montalban? MANUEL H. RODRIGUEZ Burbank
NEWS
January 10, 1992
Rip Rense may have bumped elbows with Michael Jackson, John Forsythe, Mick Jagger and Mr. Ed's owner (boy, what a name dropper), but he never had a near traffic accident with Ricardo Montalban who, he reported, cut in front of him and was driving a Rolls-Royce. First of all, my father has never owned nor driven a Rolls in his life. He refuses to drive such a pretentious automobile. Instead, he's been loyal to Chrysler for some 20 years and currently drives a New Yorker sedan--a far cry from a $200,000 English luxury car. Also, Ricardo Montalban is a very courteous considerate driver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999
Re "Latino Groups Urge Boycott of Network TV," July 28: Thanks to Raul Yzaguirre and his group [La Raza] for their insightful and long overdue demand for a federal study of "media imagery's impact on Latinos' self-esteem." In a flash I realized the genesis of all my problems. They began when "Fantasy Island" went off the air. Where have you gone, Ricardo Montalban? MANUEL H. RODRIGUEZ Burbank
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