Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No. 6 RIP

And now this? Who's next?

Supposedly Patrick McGoohan was sought to play Gandalf by Peter Jackson but turned it down stating simply he was retired. Good for him but sad for us.

As my friend Evan D. wrote on his post regarding McGoohan's passing, he did shine even in the least of things. I watched "Ice Station Zebra" again recently and he shines, overwhelming everyone, including the lovably hammy Ernest Borgnine, with his almost too rich tones. He did the same thing in "Columbo" several times (he also directed some of the best episodes of that show).

Like Ricardo Montalban, he was married for a long, long time. He married the actress Joan Drummond in 1951, between a rehearsal and a performance of "Taming of the Shrew".

Be seeing you.

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