Thursday, January 15, 2009

RIP Patrick McGoohan, Ricardo Montalban

Two genre legends passed away this week:

Patrick McGoohan (March 19, 1928 - January 13, 2009) appeared in a variety of films and television series, including starring roles in Danger Man and The Prisoner. He won two Emmy Awards for guest appearances on Columbo.

Ricardo Montalban (November 25, 1920 - January 14, 2009) starred as Mr. Roarke in the television series Fantasy Island (1977-1984). He appeared in a 1967 episode of the original Star Trek as Khan Noonien Singh, a role he reprised for the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He won an Emmy Award in 1978, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993.

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