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TV's Secret Agent and The Prisoner Star, Patrick McGoohan, Is Dead at 80

Two-time Emmy-award winning actor Patrick McGoohan, the star of TV hits Secret Agent and The Prisoner, has died. He was 80, and passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. after a brief illness, his family told the L.A. Times.

McGoohan was born in New York to Irish parents who returned to Ireland when he was several months old, and later settled in England.

His rise to fame in American pop culture began in 1961, when he starred as John Drake in CBS' British-produced Danger Man. In 1965, he reprised the role in Private Agent, an expansion of the show about a spy working for the English government.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/30/1961

Season 1, Episode 38
When all the members of a research team experimenting in tropical plant diseases are believed to have died in suspicious circumstances, Drake is sent to Kashmir where crops are being devastated by a new strain of virus.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 12/11/1960

Season 1, Episode 37
A dramatic meetng with a Scottish nurse in the heart of an Arabian desert plunges Drake into a mission to save the son and heir of an Arabian king who has been assassinated.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 11/6/1960

Season 1, Episode 39
When a wave of terrorism in the African jungle is likely to lead to a mass uprising, Drake takes on the disguise of a 'gun-runner' in an attempt to penetrate the extremist organisation behind it.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 10/2/1960

Season 1, Episode 36
A train journey to Vienna affords Drake the opportunity to form a friendship with an attractive young woman

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TV's Secret Agent and The Prisoner Star, Patrick McGoohan, Is Dead at 80

Two-time Emmy-award winning actor Patrick McGoohan, the star of TV hits Secret Agent and The Prisoner, has died. He was 80, and passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. after a brief illness, his family told the L.A. Times.

McGoohan was born in New York to Irish parents who returned to Ireland when he was several months old, and later settled in England.

His rise to fame in American pop culture began in 1961, when he starred as John Drake in CBS' British-produced Danger Man. In 1965, he reprised the role in Private Agent, an expansion of the show about a spy working for the English government.

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