Birth Name: Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino
Date of Birth: November 25, 1920
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Death: January 14, 2009
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: Spanish [Castilian, remote Galician]
Ricardo Montalbán was a Mexican-born actor. He was known for playing Khan Noonien Singh in the Star Trek franchise, as well as television’s Fantasy Island and How the West Was Won, among many other roles.
Ricardo was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Ricarda Merino Vda. (Merino Jiménez) and Genaro Balbino Montalbán Busano. His parents were Spanish, his father from Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla y León and his mother from Soria, Soria, Castilla y León. He was married to actress and model Georgiana Young, until her death. The couple had four children. Georgiana was the half-sister of actress Loretta Young.
Ricardo’s paternal grandfather was Vicente Montalbán García (the son of Valentín Eusebio Montalbán Bayo and Ramona García Pérez). Vicente was born in Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain. Valentín was the son of Antonio Montalbán and Josefa Bayo. Ramona was the daughter of Francisco García Cañibano and Romualda Pérez del Pozo.
Ricardo’s paternal grandmother was Isabel Busano Díez (the daughter of Felipe Busano Arranz and Feliciana Díez Robledo). Isabel was born in Valladolid, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. Felipe was the son of Andrés Busano Parrado and Teresa Arranz Calvo. Feliciana was the daughter of Juan Matías Díez Contreras and Inés Robledo González.
Ricardo’s maternal grandfather was named Cesáreo Merino Blanco (the son of parents surnamed Merino and Blanco).
Ricardo’s maternal grandmother was named Tomasa Jiménez Moreno (the daughter of parents surnamed Jiménez and Moreno).
Source: Genealogy of Ricardo Montalbán – http://www.geni.com