Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Patrick McGoohan dies at 88 in Los Angeles

Born March 19th, 1928; Died January 13th, 2009

Patrick Joseph McGoohan was born in New York in 1928, but grew up in County Leitrim and Sheffield. He married the actress Joan Drummond in 1951 and they had three daughters.

He appeared in many films including: The Dam Busters (1955), Hell Drivers (1957) with Stanley Baker and Sean Connery, and played the vicar-smuggler in Disney's Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963).

On TV, he starred in 'The Prisoner'. "I am not a Number, I am a free man!" and "What do you want ? Information" resonate as loudly today as in 1968, when the series was made.