Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

Good-bye Patrick McGoohan. Good-bye SCARECROW. And thanks



McGoohan as Dr. Syn

It was reported today that actor Patrick McGoohan passed away. He was 80 years old. McGoohan won two Emmys for his work on the Peter Falk detective drama “Columbo,” and more recently appeared as King Edward Longshanks in the 1995 Mel Gibson film “Braveheart.”

For lovers of fantastic heroic fantasy on television, Patrick McGoohan holds a very special place. He starred in “Danger Man/Secret Agent”, he starred most famously as Number Six in the classic British series “The Prisoner,” but for me and many other funny book fanatics he’ll always be “Dr. Syn, alias the Scarecrow.” Continue reading



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