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Ricardo Montalban Dead At 88

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the welcome-to-fantasy-island dept.

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DesScorp writes "Ricardo Montalban, immortalized as Khan in the Star Trek franchise, is dead at age 88, passing at his Los Angeles home. Montalban had a long and successful career on television and film. The voice of Rich Corinthian Leather is silenced, but we still have the memories."

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Obligatory. (5, Funny)

BeartheBomb (1189663) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458393)

KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Good riddance. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458459)

Ricardo Montalban is now in Hell. And it is not relevant that Ricardo Montalban boasted that he does not believe in Hell when he lived on earth. He believes in Hell now. Like the rich man that the Lord Jesus told about in Luke 16, who died and in Hell he lifted up his eyes being in torments and he cried, "Lord Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus the beggar on earth, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in flame." Luke 16:23,24. When told that he could not have a drop of water, forever, though tormented in flames, he begged somebody to rise from the dead to preach to his kinfolk, thus they also die and come to his place of torment. Ricardo Montalban the filthy blasphemer, the obscene pottymouth skeptic, agnostic and profane atheist had nothing but disdain for God and the Bible, all the days of his tragic life is at this minute and and forever writhing and screaming in exquisite pain, pleading for mercy from that God he flipped off while performing for NBC lucre. Montalban made lots of money making fun of god, now he must deal with God face to face forever. The Lord the God repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them, he will not be slapped to them that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. Deut. 7:10. When Montalban died January the fourteenth, he split hell wide open at once, as it is written, "Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming. It stirreth up the dead for thee. All they shall speak and say unto thee: art thou also become weak as we 'Ricardo Montalban?' The worm is spread unto thee, and the worms cover thee. Isaiah 14:9,10. Westboro Baptist Church exists to publish Gospel truth and thereby to expose Satanic lies. Ricardo Montalban is in hell, deal with it! You will soon join him there, America is doomed! We will picket Ricardo Montalban's funeral.

Re:Good riddance. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458517)

Hi there, Fred!

Re:Good riddance. (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458575)

WTF?!?! It never ceases to amaze me that religious zealots will twist anything into propaganda for their zeitgeist. Guess what.... maybe your wrong too. Dont believe EVERYTHING you read.

From Hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

Re:Good riddance. (0, Flamebait)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458639)

Actually, this guy isn't a religious zealot. He's an obvious troll, and you just fed him, Brainiac. Good going. How stupid are you?

Re:Good riddance. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458673)

if i fed him... and you fed me.. then where are you on this stupid tree?

Re:Good riddance. (2, Insightful)

yerktoader (413167) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458729)

You do realize that Westboro Baptist Church is the same group that does the "god hates fags" and "thank god for dead soldiers" crap, right? The only response to these and other Internet Tough Guys is to mod them down out of existence.

Re:Good riddance. (2, Funny)

yerktoader (413167) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458779)

Oh yeah, and that "church" is comprised of about 150 people most of whom are related.

Re:Good riddance. (4, Funny)

Genda (560240) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459301)

Nothing like a family tree with no branches!!!

Re:Good riddance. (2, Insightful)

mariox19 (632969) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458609)

That's awesome -- really awesome. If you ever wondered why such people are called trolls, you need only recall the parent posting. Who in his self-righteous mind hangs out on Slashdot? This guy must really have been living under a bridge, waiting for an opportunity like this.

Dude, I hope they have bridges in Hell.

Re:Good riddance. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459021)

Montalban was a devout catholic not a atheist you twit. Of course in your fundamental jackass world he's going to hell anyways (along with all the Joos, Fags, and Mormons as well)

Re:Good riddance. (3, Informative)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459191)

Montalban was a devout catholic not a atheist you twit

Atheists aren't the only people who don't believe in Hell.

But, yes, Montalban was a devout Catholic, and thus, believed in Hell.

Re:Good riddance. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459379)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMLrA_0O5I [youtube.com] -- best be trollin'

Re:Obligatory. (4, Funny)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458475)

Quien es mas macho? Ricardo Montalban o William Shatner?

Re:Obligatory. (4, Insightful)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458643)

At 60+, Mantalban was still built like a god with big slabs of muscle.

OTH, the pudgier Shatner has built a wonderful successful career of fine roles since star trek.

So it depends on how you are scoring.

Re:Obligatory. (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458961)

Yes. He was covered with that rich Corinthian leather that the Chrysler Cordova used...

Of course, I'm not sure he actually pimped the Cordova, as I've only seen the Fantasy Island skit with Eugene Levy as Ricardo and John Candy (yes, he played the midget), where the character does pimp it.

Re:Obligatory. (4, Informative)

reverseengineer (580922) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459133)

You may watch Sr. Montalban extol the virtues of the Chrysler Cordoba here. [youtube.com] Note that in the original commercial, Corinthian leather was "soft," not "rich."

Re:Obligatory. (2, Funny)

yerktoader (413167) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458645)

Ricardo Mantelban es muy macho, si, pero Mistah Roarke canceles out-a Khan. Pero Desi Arnez con "Babbaloo" est immortales! Desi Arnez es macho muy bien! Desi Arnez est mas macho. Si, si, Desi Arnez. Nexte questione!

PATRICK MCGOOHAN (5, Informative)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459151)

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan [latimes.com]

Re:Obligatory. (1)

GaryOlson (737642) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459153)

I think that statement would be sexier if spoken in the original binary.

Re:Obligatory. (3, Informative)

physburn (1095481) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458505)

The plane, the plane.

Fantasy Island is what non trekkies remember Ricardo for.

Re:Obligatory. (1)

Stile 65 (722451) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458627)

Or two of the "Planet of the Apes" movies and a hilarious Taco Bell commercial [youtube.com] .

Re:Obligatory. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458691)

I believe he was also Gutierrez in the Freakazoid series.

Re:Obligatory. (2, Insightful)

schon (31600) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458775)

Not to mention Señor Senior, Sr. on Kim Possible.

Re:Obligatory. (3, Interesting)

jocknerd (29758) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459245)

And the voice of a wizard in my kids' Dora the Explorer DVD's.

Re:Obligatory. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458531)

This Khaaaaaaaaaaaan brought to you by the soft Corinthian leather [wikipedia.org] of Chrysler...

Montalban! (5, Funny)

schon (31600) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458705)

From the day he took his white suit off
And left the midget far behind,
He started taking steroids
Froze himself in time.

Now he's slept the sleep of centuries,
A superman from the past
From hell's heart he will stab at thee
and get eugenic on your ass!

He'll put things in your body,
and lay your mind to waste.
Quote a line from Milton,
and never forget your face.

'Cuz he's a villain cruel as Vader
and as merciless as Ming.
He's as pissed off as a Predator
it's Khan Noonien Sing!

Phaser-fest, prosthetic chest
it's all I wanna see
Some may say it's fake,
but it looks real enough to me!

It began on episode 24
On a ship called Botany Bay
And they marooned him on Ceti Alpha 5
But we knew he'd be back someday

'Cuz he's too big for television
They knew it even then
So they put him in the movie Star Trek II,
And they should have brought him back for Star Trek X

Montalban! (Ricardo)
Montalban! (Ricardo)
Wrath of Khan (miamo)
Montalban!

Star ship fights. Parasites.
It's all I wanna see
You may call him Mr. Roarke,
but he's always Khan to me.

Montalban! (Ricardo)
Montalban! (Ricardo)
Wrath of Khan (miamo)
Montalban!

(From Warp 11.)

Re:Montalban! (1)

flosofl (626809) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458841)

Holy crap, that rocked just reading it. Please tell me that's a real song that I can buy.

Re:Montalban! (4, Informative)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458891)

Phaser-fest, prosthetic chest

Actually, according to Nimoy in "I am Spock", that wasn't a prosthetic, it was all Montalban.

Re:Montalban! (3, Informative)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459219)

Actually, according to Nimoy in "I am Spock", that wasn't a prosthetic, it was all Montalban.

Indeed. Nimoy has said the same thing in numerous television interview appearances.

Off Topic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459149)

How many years have you been sitting on that poem?

Re:Obligatory. (1)

rpillala (583965) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458799)

THIS IS CETI ALPHA V!!!

I actually made a word problem for my calc kids the other day that was set on the penal colony on Ceti Alpha V. One student got the reference, which warmed my heart.

Re:Obligatory. (1)

msobkow (48369) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459231)

So obligatory that it's a tag...

Re:Obligatory. (1)

kalel666 (587116) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459293)

Or try this: http://www.khaaan.com/ [khaaan.com]

i just got off the toilet (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458395)

i shit out an obama.

Re:i just got off the toilet (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458469)

Likely an improvement over the next President too.

Wow... (2, Funny)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458409)

No disrespect intended.. but I didn't know he was still alive!

Re:Wow... (5, Funny)

RAM_Doubler (1240072) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458449)

He only lived this long due to his superior, genetically-engineered intellect...

Re:Wow... (1)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458455)

Well, Augments need to keep a low profile you know.

Re:Wow... (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459237)

If I had mod points to give you, I'd mod you up. Nice joke. Parent is a Star Trek II reference.

It looks like (2, Funny)

gcnaddict (841664) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458411)

Khan got the last laugh.

YEEAAAHHHH

No more Khan (1)

OrangeTide (124937) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458427)

And here we were thinking he'd return in a later sequel. There is always CG I suppose.

Re:No more Khan (5, Funny)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458479)

And here we were thinking he'd return in a later sequel

That'd be pretty neat seeing as how they killed him off during his last appearance. I suppose they could go the Lucas route and write a prequel. Given the quality of entertainment these days I'd wager on Khan foiling Kirk's attempt to kill him by hiding in a fridge.

Re:No more Khan (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458507)

Meh. Spock died before and was returned. Took a whole movie to get him back, but they did it.

Re:No more Khan (4, Funny)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458631)

Yeah but Spock got to transfer his katra first and actually had a body. Khan didn't have this ability and vaporized himself in an act of sheer spite.

I can't believe I'm arguing this point..... ;)

Re:No more Khan (1)

OrangeTide (124937) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458781)

Khan probably had a bunch of clones of himself that he forgot to mention.

Skyler Stone as Khan (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459047)

And here we were thinking he'd return in a later sequel. There is always CG I suppose.

That or they could bring in Khan's descendant Con [ytmnd.com] .

But, but.... (5, Funny)

Khan (19367) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458481)

...I'm not dead. See? I'm posting on Slashdot.

Re:But, but.... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458651)

They're not talking about you... they're talking about KHAAAAAAAAAN [slashdot.org] , who obviously is dead:

The user you requested does not exist, no matter how much you wish this might be the case.

Re:But, but.... (5, Funny)

KHAAAAAAAAAN (1452987) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459257)

Says you.

Re:But, but.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458867)

I'm laughing at the superior intellect...

Re:But, but.... (1)

Xelios (822510) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459267)

...I think I drank too much coffee.

Also lost The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458485)

I hear Steven King is riding out till midnight in his Maine bunker.

Boss, the plane... The plane is coming. (1)

GrpA (691294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458495)

And a dwarvish white angel points excitedly to the sky and calls out for the last time...

RIP and Amen.

Armando (4, Insightful)

VGR (467274) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458513)

I'll always remember him as Armando from the third and fourth "Planet of the Apes" movies.

Cover Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458525)

This is a cover up. He was actually launched into space with other geneticaly enhanced humans on the SS Botany Bay, only to be picked up in a couple hundred years by James T. Kirk.

Also... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458541)

Another famous death today: Patrick McGoohan, of The Prisoner fame. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7829267.stm [bbc.co.uk]

Re:Also... (1)

Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458829)

And Secret Agent before that.

Eulogy from the Pulpit in the Church of Star Trek (5, Funny)

Karnak23 (159368) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458563)

From Hell's heart, I stab at thee!
For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!

Priest: And thus spake the Great Devil Kahn at our saviour, The Kirk. Here endeth the lesson.

Congregation: More power to the engines!

Another big loss (4, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458579)

DeForest Kelley: Dead. James Doohan: Dead. Majel Barret: Dead. And now him.

Yet we have to endure that sword of Damocles that Shatner just might sing again.

Probably the most significant Latino in Star Trek (5, Interesting)

Ex-Linux-Fanboy (1311235) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458583)

Mr. Montalban was probably the most significant Latino in Star Trek. It's very interesting; in the original Star Trek, when we had all of this racial integration: Uhura being a significant black person, Sulu being a significant Asian, Chekov being a significant Russian, etc. However, the only real latino we had in Star Trek was Mr. Montalban, who was the antagonist in both Space Seed and its sequel, The Wrath of Kahn.

I remember, when The Wrath of Kahn came out, watching an interview with Mr. Montalban. He talked about how his success as an actor (he also had the very famous role as Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island) made his role one of the first really successful Latino roles in Hollywood (There was also, before him, Desi Arnaz in I Love Lucy, whose success resulted in Desilu Productions who later on produced Star Trek). Of course, with such beautiful Latinas as Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Lopez on the silver screen today, nobody thinks twice about a Latino having a title role, but it wasn't always that way.

Re:Probably the most significant Latino in Star Tr (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458681)

Please STFU and die from cancer.

Thanks.

Re:Probably the most significant Latino in Star Tr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458711)

what the fuck ever racist. is it so hard for you to see people as people and not a race?

Re:Probably the most significant Latino in Star Tr (4, Informative)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458773)

Mr. Montalban was probably the most significant Latino in Star Trek

Well, there was Robert Beltran [wikipedia.org] whose parents were first generation Mexican immigrants. Of course I like to pretend that Voyager never existed so I'm going to agree with you that Montalban was the most significant Latino.

nobody thinks twice about a Latino having a title role, but it wasn't always that way.

Very true.

Re:Probably the most significant Latino in Star Tr (1)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458869)

His parents were from Spain, and he grew up a bit of an outsider in Mexico because of that, so calling him latino is a little misleading.

Ensign Enginneer Valdez most significant Latino (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458871)

For about five minutes before he was killed by that intelligent gas cloud.

The Wrath (1)

StaticEngine (135635) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458585)

At least now he won't be... buried alive!

grr argh (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458593)

And with his last breath, he stabs at thee for all these horrible one-liners.

A sad day (5, Informative)

Beer is good (1415089) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458611)

Truly a sad day as Patrick McGoohan, "The Prisoner," "Secret Agent" among others, has also died [latimes.com] . Sad, sad, sad.

lol... it's actually soft corinthian leather (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458615)

and corinthian is not any kind of genuine special leather-- just a marketing name.

but he said it soooo well.

Very Suspicious (4, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458619)

Ricardo Montalban dies. Steve Jobs takes leave of absence.
Hmmm... has anyone ever seen them together?

Re:Very Suspicious (5, Funny)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459029)

Ricardo Montalban dies. Steve Jobs takes leave of absence.
Hmmm... has anyone ever seen them together?

Yes, and the photos have made me millions in blackmail money.

Re:Very Suspicious (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459437)

JOOOOOOOOOOOOOB!!!

And for that matter... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459079)

Did anyone actually see Roland's body?

Re:Very Suspicious (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459349)

Your mom has.

Was genesis involved? (1)

Da Cheez (1069822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458629)

"No, Kirk, you can't get away. From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."

With any luck Ricardo activated a genesis device shortly before dying and we'll soon have a nearby M-Class planet to study...

Re:Was genesis involved? (1)

GaryOlson (737642) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459261)

Khan we possibly get a genetically superior engineered planet of wrath? And the females would all be strong, beautiful, and deadly.

FWIW... (1)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458677)

It was actually "fine Corinthian leather".

It's just often misquoted as "rich".

Re:FWIW... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459053)

"soft Corinthian leather" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIL3fbGbU2o

Re:FWIW... (1)

Mr Abstracto (226219) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459285)

You're both wrong. It was "soft Corinthian leather"

Nobody remembers Mr. Roarke? (1)

Drinking Bleach (975757) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458679)

I think the subject says enough...

Re:Nobody remembers Mr. Roarke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458923)

A few do, but most would be near-dead old geezers and unlikely to be on slashdot.

RM caught a whole new generation and a mind-set than transcends generations with his role in the Star Trek mythos.

Casket to feature Soft Corinthian Leather (1)

cpu_fusion (705735) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458699)

Seriously though, sad loss. Enjoyed his acting.

sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458703)

Just saw this on the news... couldn't believe it..... sigh..

thoughts are with his friends and family.

Shatner must be crestfallen (1)

Bushido Hacks (788211) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458783)

Already, he is shouting his name [khaaan.com] in greif.

Sadily, there will never be a voice an genune as Ricardo Montalban.

Kirk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458803)

So when Shatner dies can we yell KIIIIRRRRRKKKK!?

Plush Crushed Velour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458807)

People always remember the Rich Corinthian Leather.
I remember the Plush Crushed Velour.

Just some Wrath of Khan trivia (5, Interesting)

Sarusa (104047) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458833)

(from wiki)

Kirk and Khan never confront each other face-to-face during the film; all of their interactions are over a viewscreen or through communicators, and the their scenes were filmed four months apart.

Montalban enjoyed making the film, and counted the role as a career highlight. His major complaint was that he was never face-to-face with Shatner for a scene. "I had to do my lines with the script girl, who, as you might imagine, sounded nothing like Bill [Shatner]," he explained.

Re:Just some Wrath of Khan trivia (1)

ufpdom (556704) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458919)

and did u know he only got $100k for the role in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. Very bum deal on his end..

Re:Just some Wrath of Khan trivia (1)

RudeIota (1131331) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459243)

No royalties?

Re:Just some Wrath of Khan trivia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459303)

Nope - though they did give him a year's supply of rich, Corinthian leather.

(I have no idea if he got royalties, but royalties would seem highly unlikely if he was only paid $100k.)

He's dead, Jim. (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26458873)

Had to be said.

Terrible news. (1)

momerath2003 (606823) | more than 5 years ago | (#26458875)

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - Actor Ricardo Montalban was found dead in his Los Angeles home this morning. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

The world's best... (1)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459067)

...bad actor. That's saying something isn't it?

Patrick McGoohan also died today (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26459075)

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patrick-mcgoohan15-2009jan15,0,3951859.story

ironically (1)

nawcom (941663) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459181)

i just saw a clip from that old animated series "The Critic" - let's just look at this as a clip dedicated to Ricardo Montalban. William Shatner on Celebrity 911 [youtube.com]

Patrick McGoohan Dead at 80 (4, Informative)

jamrock (863246) | more than 5 years ago | (#26459327)

I'm stunned that no one has posted about the passing of Patrick McGoohan, star of TV's Danger Man (Secret Agent in the U.S.), and the massive cult hit The Prisoner [wikipedia.org] , which he also conceived, produced, wrote, and directed. I remember watching both of these series as a kid in the 60's, and I remain surprised that The Prisoner ran for only 17 episodes (it was conceived as a miniseries), and that the entirety of the series consists of the attempts of McGoohan's character, Number Six, to escape the Village; ascertain the identity of the mysterious Number 1, the person in charge; and above all, to retain his individuality and sanity. ("I am not a number - I am a free man!")

The Prisoneris considered one of the most groundbreaking original TV series of all time, and it's weird, mind-bending tales with elements of science fiction and allegory have had a profound influence. Patrick McGoohan died at his Los Angeles home after a short illness on the same day as Ricardo Montalbán.

Bit of trivia: McGoohan became the highest paid actor in the U.K after Danger Man became a hit, and was subsequently offered, and turned down, the roles of both James Bond and Simon Templar (The Saint). Said roles kick-started the careers of both Sean Connery and Roger Moore.

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