|Fellow students and |
At Fairfax, Ricardo studied public speaking. He revealed in an August 2002 interview with the Archive of American Television, "I took public speaking in order to learn the language better because that is the most important subject in school, for any student, because it is through English that we are going to learn mathematics and philosophy." His enthusiasm for learning brought him to the attention of teacher Araxi Jamgochian.
|Ricardo Montalbán and|
fellow student Peggy Tyer
Helping his confidence was that a talent scout from MGM was in the audience at Fairfax High School who offered him a test at the studio. Carlos, himself an actor and businessman, urged his brother to wait until finishing school and attending some college. He told Ricardo that if he had talent, then MGM would test him again after school.
|Fairfax High School as it was when|
Ricardo Montalbán attended