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The Prisoner has died

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The Prisoner has died

The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, the creator and star of cult classic, has died aged 80.
He died after a short illness, his son-in-law, film producer Cleve Landsberg, said.
See here
http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/15012009/19/prisoner-star-patrick-mcgoohan-dies.html
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He was one of my all time favourite actors Cry
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Re: The Prisoner has died

So you could say he is no longer a number (on some database somewhere) he is a free man!
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He owned the rights to 'The Prisoner' and wanted to make it into a movie.  It never happened.  McGoohan was a keen poker player and at one game in Vegas found himself holding three of a kind. Quietly confident, as everyone upped the ante, he chucked the rights to 'The Prisoner' into the pot. Unfortunately, someone else at the table had a straight flush. No-one expected the winning exec to actually take McGoohan's meal ticket off him. But to the disgust of the other players, he did just that."
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He was at the Playhouse Theatre in Sheffield from 1947 to 1952. SWMBO's uncle managed it for a few years and remembered him as a lad.
This site http://www.flickr.com/photos/29487363@N02/sets/72157606700675506/ gives more details together with some old shots of Sheffield - see pages 1-3.