Thursday, January 15, 2009
Number Six has left us as well
The Village has one less resident now, because Patrick McGoohan died today at the age of 80. He was the writer, producer and star of the 60's cult TV hit "The Prisoner," which is a strange and awesome show that melded spy fiction with science fiction, and if you haven't seen it you should Netflix it immediately.
He was in many films over the years (usually playing rather intense or sinister fellows) such as "Escape From Alcatraz", "Scanners" and "Silver Streak," among others. He was rumored to have turned down both the roles of both James Bond and The Saint and also directed episodes of the masterful "Columbo." Dang - that's quite the biography. Well done.