Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Interlude: Ricardo Montalban and Patrick McGoohan

Sadly, two of our best actors of an earlier generation have passed:

Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.


Patrick McGoohan, an Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and "The Prisoner" and was known for playing various villainous roles in films and on television, has died. He was 80.

McGoohan died peacefully Tuesday in St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after a short illness,


Anonymous said...

Fine actor's both.

coffee said...

Ricardo Montalban must have been a contender for Lady's Man of the year at least a few times during his lifetime