Friday, November 11, 2016

Robert Vaughn: R.I.P.

Robert Vaughn, the Man from U.N.C.L.E, died today. He was 83.

Robert Vaughn, probably best known for his role as Napoleon Solo on NBC’s spy show The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died today after a brief battle with acute leukemia.

From the BBC:

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 himself.

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

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