This past week we lost two actors beloved by SF geeks around the world: Ricardo Montalbon and Patrick McGoohan. For those not in the know, Montalban was the star of Fantasy Island and also played KHAAAAAAAAAAAN on Star Trek, McGoohan was the genius behind cult classic The Prisoner. On Christmas day we also lost Eartha Kitt, who’s SF cred included a stint as Catwoman opposite Adam West’s Batman.
What impact did these actors and the media they helped create and/or bring to life have on the genre, on television in general, and on you personally? What about any other genre actors, writers or creators we’ve lost in the last year or so?