|Ricarda and Jenaro Montalbán|
Jenaro Montalbán died in 1956, when Ricardo was 36 years old. He lived long enough to see his son become an actor and a father himself. And his influence stayed with Ricardo Montalbán long after. According to a family friend in the History network's biography of Ricardo Montalbán, Jenaro shared three lessons with his son on how to live properly: love only one woman your entire life, love your Catholic faith, and be proud of your heritage. The son Ricardo listened indeed.