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Patrick McGoohan, 80, star of the 1967 The Prisoner series died Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital following a brief illness. Best known for his role as Number Six in the iconic British TV series The Prisoner, McGoohan not only played the lead but developed the concept and wrote and directed several episodes. The Prisoner ran for just one season with 17 episodes and later this year AMC will remake a miniseries based on the cult classic.

During his career, McGoohan won two Emmy Awards, 16 years apart, guest starring in two episodes of Columbo in 1974 and 1990. He also made several memorable appearances in movies such as the warden in the 1979 film Escape From Alcatraz, King Edward Longshanks in the 1995 film Braveheart and as the judge in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. McGoohan is survived by his wife, three daughters and five grandchildren.

~ Be Seeing You ~ and we’ll miss you.

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gail - 15 Jan 09 at 11:06:23

oh, sad news! he was not a number, he was a free man!

Betty - 30 Jan 09 at 18:28:18

Secret Agent Man
“they’ve given you a number and taken away your name…”