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Ricardo Montalban


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Birth Name: Ricardo Montalban
Born: 11/25/1920
Birth Place: Mexico
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 01/14/2009

Montalbán was born on Nov. 20, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. As a teenager he moved to the United States at the behest of his elder brother Carlos Montalbán, where his poor English skills threatened to keep him out of Los Angeles high schools. Studying English for hours each day at downtown L.A.'s Belmont High School, he had improved enough to be accepted to the more esteemed Fairfax High School, where he started trying out for and winning parts in plays. It was at Fairfax where a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive first caught him on stage during a performance of "Tovarich." The exec was impressed enough to signing Montalbán to a contract with the then largest and most prestigious studio in to... Continue Bio >>


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