Mexican actors who deceased in 2009

Here are 3 famous actors from Mexico died in 2009:

Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán (November 25, 1920 Mexico City-January 14, 2009 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, Ricardo Montalban, Ricardo Gonzálo Pedro Montalbán Merino or Ricardo Montalvan was a Mexican actor, spokesperson and voice actor. His children are called Laura Montalbán, Anita Montalbán, Mark Montalbán and Victor Montalbán.

Montalbán started his career in the Mexican film industry, but eventually became a Hollywood icon thanks to his role in MGM's 1950s musicals. He is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Roarke in the television series "Fantasy Island" (1977-1984) and as the villain Khan Noonien Singh in the "Star Trek" franchise. Montalbán was also the spokesperson for Chrysler's luxury brand, "The New Yorker," and famously marketed the Chrysler Cordoba, showcasing its "rich Corinthian leather."

Aside from his acting career, Montalbán was passionate about promoting positive portrayals of Mexican culture in American media. He was a founder of the Nosotros Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting Latino representation in the entertainment industry. Montalbán received numerous awards during his lifetime, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an Emmy for his role in "How the West Was Won." He passed away at the age of 88 due to complications from congestive heart failure.

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Manuel Saval

Manuel Saval (June 22, 1956 Hermosillo-November 27, 2014) was a Mexican actor.

He began his acting career in 1976 with a role in the popular telenovela "Los Ricos También Lloran". Throughout his career, he appeared in over 50 telenovelas and numerous films. He was known for his expressive eyes, versatile acting range, and his ability to play both villainous and heroic roles. In 1993, he received a TVyNovelas award for Best Actor for his role in "La Pícara Soñadora". Off screen, he was a philanthropist and was involved in various charitable organizations. Manuel Saval passed away in 2014 at the age of 58 due to complications from cancer.

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Manuel Capetillo

Manuel Capetillo (April 15, 1926 Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos-May 5, 2009 Las Varas) also known as Manuel Capetillo Villaseñor was a Mexican actor, torero, singer and singer-songwriter.

Manuel Capetillo began his career as a bullfighter at the age of 14, and quickly gained a reputation as a skilled torero. He went on to become a popular figure in the world of bullfighting, and toured throughout Mexico and Spain. In addition to his bullfighting career, Capetillo also pursued a career in acting, appearing in over 100 films and telenovelas.

Capetillo was also a talented musician, and recorded several albums of traditional Mexican music. He was known for his powerful and emotive singing voice, and his songs celebrated Mexican culture and the traditions of his homeland. Capetillo was an influential figure in Mexican popular culture, and his work helped to preserve and promote the country's music and traditions.

Despite his success as an actor and musician, Capetillo remained devoted to his first love, bullfighting. He continued to fight bulls well into his seventies, and he was known for his skill and bravery in the ring. Capetillo passed away in 2009, but his legacy as a cultural icon in Mexico continues to live on.

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