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 Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

Birth
Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 13 Jan 2009 (aged 80)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 32920404 · View Source
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Actor, Director. He achieved international stardom during the 1960s for his role of 'John Drake' in "Danger Man" (also known as "Secret Agent") and as 'Number Six' in the classic cult series "The Prisoner". He was born Patrick Joseph McGoohan in Astoria, New York. As a child, he moved with his family to Ireland and later England. He was educated at Ratcliffe College and later worked at numerous jobs including bank clerk, chicken farmer and stage manager. After beginning his career as a performer in local theatre, he appeared in British television and made his big screen debut in the film "Passage Home" (1955). McGoohan would have a string of fine performances in the films "High Tide at Noon" (1957), "Hell Drivers" (1957) and "Life for Ruth" (1962). Prior to his successful series "Danger Man", McGoohan was offered the role of "James Bond" which later went to Sean Connery. During the 1970s, he continued to appear in films and television. He had memorable performances in the series "Columbo" (for which he received two Emmy Awards) and directed some episodes. Among his other film credits are "The Three Lives of Thomasina" (1964), "Ice Station Zebra" (1968), "The Moonshine War" (1970), "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971), "Silver Streak" (1976), "Scanners" (1981) and "Braveheart" (1995), as 'King Edward Longshanks'. He also provided his voice in an episode of "The Simpsons". In addition to acting in "The Prisoner", McGoohan wrote and directed episodes and served as executive producer.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 14 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32920404
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick McGoohan (19 Mar 1928–13 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32920404, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.