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RIP: Khan & No. 6

01.14.2009

Bad day, with a couple of fine actors leaving us.

Actor Ricardo Montalban passed away at age 88. Perhaps best known to genre fans as the menacing Khan Noonian Singh from STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (and it's precursor TREK episode "Space Seed"), Montalban's lengthy career also featured memorable performances in a pair of PLANET OF THE APES (ESCAPE FROM and CONQUEST OF), an ironic turn in THE NAKED GUN, and perhaps most famously as the benevolent host Mr. Roarke on TV's "FANTASY ISLAND."

Also exiting the world today at age 80 is Patrick McGoohan, a wonderfully brusque actor who rose to fame in the 60s with the popular British spy show "DANGER MAN." Shortly thereafter, he made his permanent mark with the ingenious and influential show "THE PRISONER", playing a secret agent whose resignation leads to his unwilling relocation to a strange isolated township where he's assigned just a number: Six.

McGoohan also made a number of noteworthy screen appearances in films such as SILVER STREAK, ICE STATION ZEBRA, ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ and David Cronenberg's SCANNERS, and more recently as Judge Omar Noose in A TIME TO KILL. But aside from his iconic abducted numerical spy, his most infamous role is perhaps the cruel king on the hunt for William Wallace in BRAVEHEART.

Goodbye, gentlemen. You'll be missed.

Source: THR

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7:11PM on 01/15/2009

RIP...

We lost Patrick McGoohan, Ricardo Montalban, Eartha Kitt...and Majel [link]

Wow...

We're so entranced by the characters that these individuals portray, we forget that they are mortal....

RIP....(They will always be remembered)...



We lost Patrick McGoohan, Ricardo Montalban, Eartha Kitt...and Majel [link]

Wow...

We're so entranced by the characters that these individuals portray, we forget that they are mortal....

RIP....(They will always be remembered)...



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3:55PM on 01/15/2009

RIP

Khan and Edward the Longshanks passing away on the same day, very sad news. Oddly enough, I was watching the braveheart a couple weeks ago and was wondering if Patrick Mcgoohan was still acting, his part in the movie was great.

And I didn't even know Pat Hingle passed away. Wasn't he Com. Gordon from the original batman movies?
Khan and Edward the Longshanks passing away on the same day, very sad news. Oddly enough, I was watching the braveheart a couple weeks ago and was wondering if Patrick Mcgoohan was still acting, his part in the movie was great.

And I didn't even know Pat Hingle passed away. Wasn't he Com. Gordon from the original batman movies?
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3:13PM on 01/15/2009

KHAAAAANNNN!!!

I was a huge fan of Fantasy Island and no offense to Montalban , but where's the love for Pat Hingle? He passed last week and there was hardly any notice. I would have thought there'd been something on Joblo at least, but even then, nada.
I was a huge fan of Fantasy Island and no offense to Montalban , but where's the love for Pat Hingle? He passed last week and there was hardly any notice. I would have thought there'd been something on Joblo at least, but even then, nada.
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8:22AM on 01/15/2009

VERY SCAREY OR COINCIDENTAL

My cable company is offering a free viewing of some of the pay stations in my area and I actually caught A Time to Kill and Wrath of Khan in the same day which was Tuesday night and now this news. Officially weird.
My cable company is offering a free viewing of some of the pay stations in my area and I actually caught A Time to Kill and Wrath of Khan in the same day which was Tuesday night and now this news. Officially weird.
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4:04AM on 01/15/2009

Dr. SYn!

I can't believe this! First I randomly watch Brewster's Millions the other week and the next day, Pat Hingle dies!
Dr. Syn The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh was finally released on dvd back in November, now it's star Patrick McGoohan passes! I show my gf Star Trek II last month, and Montalban goes! Ugh!
I can't believe this! First I randomly watch Brewster's Millions the other week and the next day, Pat Hingle dies!
Dr. Syn The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh was finally released on dvd back in November, now it's star Patrick McGoohan passes! I show my gf Star Trek II last month, and Montalban goes! Ugh!
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12:56AM on 01/15/2009

Two legends lost to us

Ricardo Montalban was hilarious in Naked Gun and (I think) the Spy Kids movies.
Ricardo Montalban was hilarious in Naked Gun and (I think) the Spy Kids movies.
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12:20AM on 01/15/2009
Well this just sucks giant nuts man, Ricardo, you will be massively missed.
Well this just sucks giant nuts man, Ricardo, you will be massively missed.
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11:21PM on 01/14/2009
R.I.P. to both. I'll always remember Patrick McGoohan for his awesome portrayal of Edward the Longshanks in 'Braveheart'. He owned that role.
R.I.P. to both. I'll always remember Patrick McGoohan for his awesome portrayal of Edward the Longshanks in 'Braveheart'. He owned that role.
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10:34PM on 01/14/2009

RIP Number Six!


Be seeing you.

Be seeing you.
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10:25PM on 01/14/2009
let me be the first to say KHAAAAAAAAN!!

that being said, peace be with them both.
let me be the first to say KHAAAAAAAAN!!

that being said, peace be with them both.
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