Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority actors of his time...See full bio »
In 1993, he had a 9 1/2 hour surgical operation on his spine to repair an old back injury he received while filming
Across the Wide Missouri. He has been in constant pain ever since and confined to a wheelchair as a paraplegic.
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