Patrick George Troughton
1920 - Patrick George Troughton, born on the 25th of March in Mill Hill, England. He was a versatile and prolific English actor.
1939 - 1940 - He joined the Tonbridge Repertory Company and later he joined the Royal Navy.
1947 - He made his television debut.
1948 - Made his cinema debut with small roles in Hamlet and the TCF production "Escape" (one of the stars of which was William Hartnell). However, television was his favorite medium.
1953 - He became the first actor to play the famous folk hero Robin Hood on television, starring in six half-hour episodes broadcast.
1966 - 1969 - Best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
1969 - He appeared in various films and television roles. Film roles included Father Brennen in The Omen and Melanthius in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.
1978 - He suffered two major heart attacks.
1984 - He also portrayed Cole Hawlings in a BBC television dramatisation of the John Masefield children's book The Box of Delights.
1986 - He was a regular in the Thames Television sitcom The Two of Us, and guested in an episode of Supergran.
1987 - The last thing he filmed, before his final television appearance in the same year's Knights of God.
- He was a guest at the Magnum Opus Con II science fiction convention in Columbus, Georgia.
- He suffered a final, fatal, heart attack on the 28th of March and died at 67 years old.
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