The somewhat implausible, but extremely popular NBC series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. originally ran between 1964 and 1968. Vaugh
starred in more than 150 films, many of which have been completely
forgotten both by audiences and, as he once candidly admitted, by Vaughn
Robert Francis Vaughn was born into a theatrical family in New York City on 22 November 1932. His
mother, who was a stage actress, was often out on the road so Vaughn
spent much of his childhood with his grandparents in Minneapolis, where
he went to school.
He started off studying to be a journalist but
quit after 12 months and moved with his mother to Los Angeles where he
took a Masters degree in Theatre at California State University. Even
when his acting career took off he continued to study, gaining a PhD in
1970 with his dissertation on show business blacklisting during the
McCarthy era which he eventually published as a book.