Ricardo Montalban




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 tours_4.htm”>Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii [tos/ig/aerial_photos_of_kauai/jack_harter_079.htm”>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

[tory”>Obit] [tonpilot.com/articleprint.asp?ID=7470”>more]
[1987 anec­dote]
[tory/589975.html”>son Victor’s com­ments]

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

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