howardscorner (howardscorner) wrote,

Robert Vaughn,1932-2016--"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

Before I go into Robert Vaughn's television-film background,he came out publicly against
the Vietnam War.At that time he leaned more toward politics than entertainment,or though it
seemed.During the time of the Cold War,he played Napoleon Solo in one of television's most
popular show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." tuned in by millions of Americans.Before "The Man
From U.N.C.L.E.",Mr. Vaughn the old boyfriend of Laura Petrie(Mary Tyler Moore)on "The Dick
Van Dyke Show"on TV and played a gunman in the film"The Magnificent Seven"(1960).Vaughn was
nominated for his role in "The Young Philadelphians"(1959)and in 1978 winning an Emmy for his
performance as a White House chief of staff in the mini-series "Washington:Behind Closed Doors".
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."lasted from 1964 to 1968.Later in life,he took roles of less quality
he felt such as playing a millionaire looking to dominate the world through computers in
Richard Lester's "Superman III"(1983)and a mercenary in "Battle Beyond the Stars"(1980),a low
level science fiction movie.He married Linda Staab,an actress,in 1974, on the same stage as he was a stage production in "The Tender Trap"(1970).

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