Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Passing of Ricardo Montalban

This morning, Ricardo Montalban passed away at the age of 88 in his Doheny Estates home. Born in Mexico City, Mr. Montalban found great success in Hollywood as an actor, appearing in more than 80 movies and television shows, perhaps most famously in his roles on Fantasy Island and Star Trek. He is an Emmy Award winner and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award recipient who continued to act well into his 80s.

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.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Montalban's family. He will certainly be missed.