Actor Montalban gets Catholic group's lifetime achievement award
Published: October 23, 2003
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CNS) -- Catholics in Media Associates honored actor Ricardo Montalban with a lifetime achievement award Oct. 19 at the group's 11th annual Mass and awards luncheon in Beverly Hills. It was "my tenacity and faith that has seen me through my many years in entertainment," said Montalban, honored for his body of work including "Fantasy Island," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and more than 50 performances in movies in Mexico, Europe and the United States. The veteran actor was also recognized for his years of philanthropic activity, including the founding of Nosotros, which seeks to improve the image and employment of Hispanics in the entertainment industry. Receiving the award for motion picture was the producer-writer-director of "Seabiscuit," Gary Ross. The award for television series was presented to NBC's "American Dreams" and its executive producer, Jonathan Prince.
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