Actor Robert Vaughn, who made an indelible impression as the iconic TV spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” has died. Vaughn reportedly died today after a battle with leukemia. He was 83.
Vaughn’s work opposite David McCallum’s Ilya Kuryakin helped propel NBC’s “U.N.C.L.E.” into a global phenomenon. The show ran four seasons, from 1964-1968.
Vaughn also starred on the 1970s detective series “The Protectors” and had a run on “The A-Team” in the 1980s. He had many well-received film roles, including “The Magnificent Seven,” “Bullitt,” “The Bridge at Remagen” and “Superman III.”
Early in his career, he played the title role in Roger Corman’s campy but underrated 1958 film “Teenage Caveman.”
Vaughn received an Oscar nomination in 1960 for his supporting role in “The Young Philadelphians.” He won an Emmy in 1978 for the drama series “Washington: Behind Closed Doors,” and was nominated for four Golden Globes.
Here’s a clip about “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” — turn up the volume …