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Robert Vaughn, Suave 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' Is Dead at 83

11 November 2016 3:38 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

New York -- Robert Vaughn, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has died. He was 83.

Vaughn died Friday morning after a brief battle with acute leukemia, according to his manager, Matthew Sullivan.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was an immediate hit, particularly with young people, when it debuted on NBC 1964. It was part of an avalanche of secret agent shows (I Spy, Mission: Impossible, Secret Agent), spoofs (Get Smart), books (The Spy Who Came in From the Cold) and even songs (Secret Agent Man) inspired by the James Bond films.

Vaughn’s urbane superspy Napoleon Solo teamed with Scottish actor David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin, a soft-spoken, Russian-born agent.

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The pair, who had put aside Cold War differences for a greater good, worked together each week for the mysterious U.N.C.L.E. (United »

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Robert Vaughn, Star of 1960s Adventure Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Dies at 83

11 November 2016 11:31 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Robert Vaughn, an Oscar-nominated actor who also starred in the 1960s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., has died, People confirms. He was 83.

Vaughn passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning in a hospital on the East Coast after a brief battle with leukemia, his rep Matthew Sullivan tells People. Just shy of his 84th birthday, Vaughn received treatments for his cancer battle in both Manhattan and in a hospital near Ridgefield, Connecticut before passing away.

A New York native, the veteran actor received his first and only Oscar nomination in 1960 for his supporting role in The Young Philadelphians. »

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Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83

11 November 2016 9:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83.

Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast.

The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons.

It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. »

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Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83

11 November 2016 9:53 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83.

Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast.

The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons.

It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn »

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