Thursday, January 15, 2009

May Your Road Be Paved With Rich, Corinthian Leather

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, 1920-2008.

In 1971, troubled by the way he was asked to portray Mexicans, he helped to found Nosotros, an advocacy group for Latinos working in the movie and television industry. As president of the organization, he later said: “I put my career aside and dedicated my heart and soul for over a year and a half to this new organization, going to radio and television to talk about it, talking to directors, producers, writers. I received tremendous support, but there were also some negative repercussions. I was accused of being a militant and as a result I lost jobs.”

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