Robert Vaughn Dies: ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ Star Was 83

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Robert Vaughn, whose Napoleon Solo on NBC’s spy yarn The Man From U.N.C.L.E. set TV’s 1960s standard for suavity and crimebusting cool, died today after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. His manager Matthew Sullivan confirmed the news to Deadline.

“Mr. Vaughn passed away with his family around him,” Sullivan said. The actor is survived by wife Linda, son Cassidy and daughter Caitlin.

Vaughn’s lengthy list of credits includes everything from an uncredited idol worshipper in The Ten Commandments to his angry, shouting audience member on Late Night With Conan O’Brien but he will no doubt be remembered for Napoleon Solo, television’s answer to James Bond. Uncle aired from 1964-68, and paired Vaughn’s elegant, dark-haired Solo with David McCallum’s blond Russian Illya Kuryakin, an early example of Cold War detente in the battle against global evildoers




Easily the coolest hero of the mid to late 60's. I'm sure the very name Napoleon Solo will prompt a flood of memories for those who were children at the time?
 


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Easily the coolest hero of the mid to late 60's. I'm sure the very name Napoleon Solo will prompt a flood of memories for those who were children at the time?
Also one of the REAL Magnificent Seven. RIP
 

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Anyway, rest in peace Napoleon Solo, now what was the name of his blonde (male ahem,) sidekick? My sisters always thought he was a dreamboat.
 

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He also appeared in recent years in "Hustle" as a yank member of a team of English based con artists who turned the tables on evil doers.
 

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Jesus the last time true High Liberalism ruled. That and the original Star Trek.

Ilya Kuryakin and Napoleon Solo.
 

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RIP

He was the epitome of cool.
 

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Is there some special reason for these sudden exits? :shock2:

RIP, solid performer, if a bit limited. Liked him in the Magnificent Seven. Did a nice job in BBC Hustle as well!
 


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