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Postby The Lung » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:36 pm

R.I.P. Mr. Roarke. :,-(

If you're about my age (36) then you probably spent many Saturday nights when you were little in the late 70s watching The Love Boat at 9 PM and then Fantasy Island at 10:00. I usually never made it past 10:30 before I'd fall asleep, and then I'd later wake up in my bed, having been moved there by my brother or Dad.

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From: http://tv.yahoo.com/fantasy-island/show/30387/news/urn:newsml:tv.ap.org:20090114:obit_montalban__ER:77030

Ricardo Montalban dies at 88

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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Re: Smiles, everyone, smiles!

Postby Nfl Fan » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:38 pm

I remember... RIP. :,-(
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Postby Madison » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:40 pm

My mother watched The Love Boat, but I watched Fantasy Island.

RIP. :,-(
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Postby Metroid » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm 33, I fondly remember watching Fantasy Island...they may have been reruns though, I'm not sure. :-?

RIP Mr. Rourke.
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Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:40 am

RIP, Mr. Roarke! Thanks for everything - the island, KHAN!!!!!!, and most of all, for that lush Corinthian Leather.

You were a classy guy. It was a pleasure. ;-D
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:30 am

i always think of him as Vincent Ludwig from Naked Gun
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Postby dream_017 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:34 am

RIP Ricardo

I enjoyed his work ;-D
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Postby logan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:40 pm

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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:51 pm

I'm not a Star Trek fan, but his portrayal of Khan was awesome.

I was too young to remember Fantasy Island, but as well as Khan, I remembered Ricardo Montalban as the "boss", the midget Tattoo (Herve Villechaize RIP too) referred to. Ah, he'll be missed too. RIP.
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Re: Smiles, everyone, smiles!

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:03 pm

The Lung wrote:If you're about my age (36) then you probably spent many Saturday nights when you were little in the late 70s watching The Love Boat at 9 PM and then Fantasy Island at 10:00.


Now I want to see some reruns. :,-(

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