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June 5, 1903|
Mexico City, Distrito Federal
|Died||March 28, 1991
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mary Montalbán (1930-1991) (his death)|
Carlos Montalbán (June 5, 1903 – March 28, 1991) was a Mexican character actor.
He was the older brother of actor Ricardo Montalbán. Although not as famous as his younger brother, he is notable for having starred as "El Exigente" in a series of coffee advertisements for Savarin Coffee in the 1960s and 1970s, and for portraying two different characters named "Vargas", the first time in the Jack Lemmon film The Out-of-Towners (1970) and then again in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971). His most famous American film was the boxing drama The Harder They Fall (1956) in which he played the sympathetic manager of a heavyweight contender.
Montalbán died on March 28, 1991 In his Manhattan home in New York City. His cause of death was revealed to be Cardiovascular Disease he was survived by his wife Mary of 61 years, his brother Ricardo and his sister.
- "Flying Down to Rio" (1933)
- El Crimen De Media Noche (1936)
- Rosa De Francia (1936)
- A Message to Garcia (1936) with Barbara Stanwyck
- When You're in Love (1937) with Grace Moore and Cary Grant
- Cuando Canta La Ley (1939)
- La guerra la gano yo (1939)
- Producers Showcase "Yellow Jack" (1955) with Lorne Greene
- Crowded Paradise (1956) with Mario Alcalde and Nancy Kelly
- The Harder They Fall (1956) with Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger
- The Mysterians (1957)
- Flor De Mayo (1959) with Jack Palance
- Pepe (1960) with Shirley Jones and Bing Crosby
- Love Has Many Faces (1965) with Lana Turner, Cliff Robertson, and Stephanie Powers
- The FBI "The Exiles" (1965)
- The Out-of-Towners (1970) with Jack Lemmon
- Bananas (1971) with Woody Allen
- "The March Of Time" (Narrator)