March 19, 1928

Actor Patrick McGoohan was born in Astoria, Queens in New York City on this day in 1928. Raised Roman Catholic, McGoohan was born to Irish emigrants, and the family soon moved back to County Leitrim, Ireland. He left school at sixteen, eventually finding work at the Sheffield Repertory Theatre, in England. Orson Welles was so impressed with McGoohan’s performance in a West End production of “Serious Charge,” that he cast him as Starbuck in his York production of Moby Dick–Rehearsed. In the early 1960’s, McGoohan starred on the hit TV show, “Danger Man.” He went on to produce, write, direct, and star in the revolutionary spy drama, “The Prisoner.”

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