Today brought the sad news that two giants of the big and small screen, Patrick McGoohan and Ricardo Montalban, passed away this week.
McGoohan was brilliant as Number Six in THE PRISONER, a secret agent in the predecessor show, SECRET AGENT (duh), Dr. Syn in Disney's DR. SYN ALIAS THE SCARECROW, and numerous heavies in movies.
Montalban was, of course, Mr. Roarke, Khan Noonian Singh in STAR TREK, a villian in the NAKED GUN movies, and a pitchman of rich corinthian leather. More recently he parodied his movie persona in recurring roles in animated TV series, such as Rodrieguez on FREAKAZOID and Sr. Senior, Sr. on KIM POSSIBLE.
Montalban also said something on a TONIGHT SHOW episode that has stuck with me. Never look down on someone who has a foreign accent, he advised. That's someone who can speak more than one language.