Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Rich Corinthian Leather
Ricardo Montalban, RIP. From marginal ethnic roles (particularly as Asians), to leading roles to cultural icon as Mr. Roarke, and for more importantly for all fanboydom, and Khan Noonien Singh, He was also one of the utterly despicable villains on "Columbo", and actually getting to play a Mexican. In recent years he co-starred in Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" movies (as Antonio Banderas' father, which is pretty cool) and continued to used that super rich voice in commercials.
As a side note, he was married for sixty-three years to Georgianna Young (Loretta Young's sister). That's cooler to me than even playing Khan. RIP.