Daniel Patrick Macnee was born in London on Feb. 6, 1922. Studying acting, he was an extra in the Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film, "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," before serving in World War II.
After the war he graduated from drama school, and found much work in Canada and the United States. Early film appearances include Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet," the Alastair Sim version of "A Christmas Carol," "Les Girls" and "Pursuit of the Graf Spee."
He was also featured in "The Twilight Zone," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and in British TV productions of "Wuthering Heights" and "The Winter's Tale."
He also appeared on Broadway in an Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (and would return to New York in the early 1970s in the thriller, "Sleuth").