Ricardo Montalban

Actor.

Amigo.

Deceased.

Fantasy Island

Ricardo Montalbàn as Mr. Roarke

Ricardo Montalbán achieved great fame as the suave Mr. Roarke of ABC television’s Fantasy Island. (1977-1984)
(Opening scene waterfalls filmed at Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii [aerial closeup])

Role of secret Catholic mysticism [Wikipedia citation of Mr. Roarke’s forms of prayer and the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Matrimony used in episode “The Wedding” (season 3, the wedding of terminally ill Helena Marsh, played by Samantha Eggar)]

Then narrated and hosted Fatima, 1hr film documentary (1984) (Also appeared in Catholic Insight films of the 1960s)

Keeping the Faith in Hollywood” (1999) [mp3]

IMDb page

[Obit] [more]
[1987 anecdote]
[son Victor’s comments]
[guestbook]

First published on January 18th, 2009 at 5:14 pm (EST) and last modified on February 5th, 2009 at 3:29 pm (EST).