Wednesday, January 14, 2009

R.I.P.: Patrick McGoohan

Prisoner star McGoohan dies at 80
Emmy-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for starring in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80.

He died in Los Angeles after a short illness, his film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg said.

First episode of The Prisoner series, Arrival, unnamed secret agent played by McGoohan in the sanctum of Number One, and perhaps the first eBook ever envisioned:

-- a dossier of the agent's life, seemingly from cradle to the present, with each paper page turn synchronized to a corresponding image on the screen.

He has finally escaped The Village.

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