I was sorry to read last night, in The HMSS Weblog, that actor, singer, and Olympic skier (?) Noel Harrison has died at age 79.
In The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966-1967), he co-starred as British secret agent Mark Slate; Stefanie Powers played American U.N.C.L.E. agent April Dancer in that Man from U.N.C.L.E. spin-off. “After Girl ended,” the Weblog’s Bill Koenig notes, “Harrison ended up in one more notable spy television story: the only three-part episode of Mission: Impossible, [1970’s] ‘The Falcon.’ Harrison played the childlike member of a royal family of a country who’s being used as a dupe by an ambitious general (John Vernon). The story is even more complicated than the typical M:I tale and features a number of cliffhangers along the way.”
“Let us all light a candle to speed him on his way--he deserves to fly with the angels,” Powers wrote in a Twitter post after the news of Harrison’s demise was announced.