- Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88. Montalban's death was announced at a city council meeting by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death., the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "
-, the Emmy-winning actor who created and starred in the cult classic television show " ," has died. He was 80.
McGoohan died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a short illness, his son-in-law, film producer Cleve Landsberg, said.
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."
But he was most famous as the character known only as Number Six in "The Prisoner," a sci-fi tinged 1960s British series in which a former spy is held captive in a small enclave known only as The Village, where a mysterious authority named Number One constantly prevents his escape.
McGoohan came up with the concept and wrote and directed several episodes of the show, which has kept a devoted following in the United States and Europe for four decades.
Both of these actors hold a soft spot in my memory banks.
Ricardo Montalban did a fantastic job playing Khan (or as Kirk would say...."KHAAAAAAAAAN!!!!") in the Star Trek movie: "Star Trek: The Wrath
And Patrick McGoohan's creation of that classic British series "The Prisoner" gives him iconic status in my book.
Great memories from these two stars.