Montalbán, Ricardo

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Montalbán, Ricardo Gender: M
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino
born on 25 November 1920 at 18:10 (= 6:10 PM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°57 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°48'

Ricardo Montalbán (as Mr. Roarke in "Fantasy Island," 1977)


Mexican actor of Spanish ancestry whose career spanned seven decades, during which he became known for many different performances in a variety of genres, from crime and drama to musicals and comedy.

Among his notable roles was Armando in the Planet of the Apes film series from the early 1970s, wherein he starred in Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972).

Ricardo Montalbán played Mr. Roarke on the television series Fantasy Island (1977–1984), and Khan Noonien Singh in both the original Star Trek series (1967) and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). He won an Emmy Award for his role in the miniseries How the West Was Won (1978), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993.

Montalbán was professionally active into his 80s, when he provided voices for animated films and commercials, and appeared as Grandfather Valentin in the Spy Kids franchise. During the 1970s and '80s he was a spokesman in automobile advertisements for Chrysler.

Montalbán, the son of Spanish immigrants, was born with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in his spine. He had a sister and two brothers.

Montalbán married actress and model Georgiana Young (born Georgiana Paula Belzer, 30 September 1923) in 1944. Georgiana was the half-sister of actresses Sally Blane, Polly Ann Young and Loretta Young. After 63 years of marriage, Young died from undisclosed causes on 13 November 2007, aged 84. Her death preceded Montalbán's by one year and two months. They had four children together, Laura, Mark, Anita and Victor.

His autobiography, Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds, was published in January 1980 by Doubleday. On 14 January 2009, Montalbán died at his home in Los Angeles at age 88 from congestive heart failure.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Horne, Lena (born 30 June 1917). Notes: Co-stars in Broadway musical "Jamaica," 1957-1959
  • associate relationship with Villechaize, Hervé (born 23 April 1943). Notes: Co-stars on "Fantasy Island," 1977-1983
  • spouse relationship with Young, Georgiana (born 10 September 1924). Notes: 63 years, 1944-2007
  • has other family relationship with Blane, Sally (born 11 July 1910). Notes: Siblings-in-law, 1944-1997
  • has other family relationship with Young, Loretta (born 6 January 1913). Notes: Siblings-in-law, 1944-2000


  • Relationship : Marriage 1944 (Georgiana Young)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released January 1980 (Autobiography, "Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds")
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1993 (Nine hours of spinal surgery)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided entry no. 449 from Mexican civil birth registry.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Fatal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Paralysis (Below waist, after spinal surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Nine hours of spinal surgery)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (63 years with Georgiana Young, 1944-2007)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Georgiana Young)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Seven decades as actor)
  • Personal : Birth : Unusual circumstances (Born with AVM in his spine)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart failure)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Reflections: A Life in Two Worlds")
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Nominated)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founded SAG Ethnic Minority Committee)