Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Montalbán, 1920-2009. R.I.P.

Ricardo Montalbán has passed away at the age of 88.

Star Trek fans, who only recently mourned the loss of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, remember Montalbán’s scenery-chewing performances as Khan Noonien Singh. But that was just a small part of an acting career spanning seven decades, a career that included roles in both film and television.

Montalbán was unafraid to parody himself, taking parts in movies like The Naked Gun. His star turn as Armando Guitierrez in “Freakazoid!” was especially tasty. I will miss him.

Funeral arrangements include a private service followed by interment in a casket lined with rich Corinthian leather.

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