Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) was a two-time Emmy winning American born actor, raised in Ireland and England, with an extensive stage career, who rose to fame in the British film and TV industry by starring in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US), cult classic The Prisoner and Mel Gibson’s Oscar winning epic Braveheart as Edward Longshanks. McGoohan wrote several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms Joseph Serf and Paddy Fitz.
Patrick McGoohan won two Emmies, both for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series – both for Columbo (1975, 1990)
Death of Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 80. Cause of death is unknown.
Personal Life At the time of his death, McGoohan was mostly retired, living in Los Angeles, California with his wife of 57 years, Joan Drummond McGoohan. Along with his three daughters, he had five grandchildren (Sarah, Erin, Simon, Nina, and Paddy). On June 11, 2008, he became a great-grandfather to Jack Patrick Lockhart
Tom O’Horgan (May 3, 1926 – January 11, 2009 ) is an American theatre and film director and composer.
O’Horgan made his Broadway directorial debut in 1968 with the ground-breaking musical Hair, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Lenny, with Cliff Gorman as controversial comedian-satirist Lenny Bruce, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dude, Inner City, The Leaf People, and I Won’t Dance.
O’Horgan won three Drama Desk Awards for his direction of the off-Broadway plays, Lenny, Futz!, and Tom Paine, and was named Theatrical Director of the Year by Newsweek in 1968.
Tom O’Horgan was battling with Alzheimer’s disease, but died of natural cause. Tom O’Horgan was 84 years old at the time of his his death
Olga San Juan (March 16, 1927 – January 3, 2009) was a Brooklyn-born dancer and comedian of Puerto Rican extraction who was active in films primarily in the 1940s. She was dubbed the "Puerto Rican Pepperpot" for singing and dancing roles alongside Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and others. In 1951, she starred on Broadway in the Lerner & Loewe musical, Paint Your Wagon.
She was married to actor Edmond O’Brien in 1948, divorcing him in 1976, with whom she had three children, including television producer Bridget O’Brien and Maria O’Brien and Brendan O’Brien, both of whom became actors.
She died at the age of 81 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California of kidney failure stemming from a long-term illness.
Olga San Juan with Bing Crosby – I’ll See You In Cuba (Blue Skies)
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Filmography Caribbean Romance (1943) Rainbow Island (1944) Bombalera (1945) Out of This World (1945) Duffy’s Tavern (1945) Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945) The Little Witch (1945) Blue Skies (1946) Cross My Heart (1946) Variety Girl (1947) Are You With It? (1948) One Touch of Venus (1948) The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) The Barefoot Contessa (1954) The 3rd Voice (1960)
Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was an American actor.
Hingle is traditionally known for playing judges, police officers, and other authority figures. One of his notable roles is the father of the character played by Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass (1961). While he is probably best known in recent times for playing Commissioner Gordon in the 1989 film Batman and its three sequels, Hingle has a long list of television and movie credits to his name, going back to 1948. Among them are Hang ‘Em High (1968), Sudden Impact (1983), Road To Redemption (2001), When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (1979), Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive (1986), The Grifters (1990), Citizen Cohn (1992), Muppets from Space, and Shaft (2000). Along with Michael Gough, who played Alfred Pennyworth, he is one of only two actors to appear in all of the first four Batman films.
In the 1997 revival of the musical 1776, Hingle played Benjamin Franklin, with Brent Spiner as John Adams. In 2002, he was a regular cast member of ABC’s series The Court. He also played Horace in 1995’s "The Quick and the Dead".
Recently, he appeared in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as the original owner of Dennit Racing.
Death of Pat Hingle He died of blood cancer on January 3rd, 2009.
Actor Pat Hingle – In His Own Words
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Early life Hingle was born Martin Patterson Hingle in Denver, Colorado, the son of Marvin Louise (née Patterson), a schoolteacher and musician, and Clarence Martin Hingle, a building contractor. Hingle enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1941, dropping out of the University of Texas. He served on the destroyer USS Marshall during World War II. He returned to the University of Texas after the war and earned a degree in radio broadcasting.
Near fatal 1960 accident In 1960, he had been offered the title role in Elmer Gantry, but could not do it due to a near fatal accident; caught in an elevator in his West End Avenue apartment building that had stalled between the second and third floors, he crawled out, trying to reach the second floor corridor, lost his balance and fell 54 feet down the shaft, fracturing his skull, wrist, hip and most of the ribs on his left side, breaking his left leg in three places and losing the little finger on his left hand. He lay near death for two weeks and his recovery took more than a year.
Claiborne Pell (November 22, 1918 – January 1, 2009) was a former United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to U.S. college students. A Democrat, he was that state’s longest serving senator.
Death of Claiborne Pell Claiborne Pell suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. Pell died on January 1, 2009. He was 90 years old
Pell attended St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island, then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton University in 1940, and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1946. While in Princeton, he was a member of Colonial Club.
Pell was married to the former Nuala O’Donnell, a descendant of the Hartford family and, as such, one of the heirs to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company fortune