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Also Known As: Robert Francis Vaughn Died:
Born: November 22, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, author

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A magnetic performer who was equally at home with heroes or heels, Robert Vaughn was a leading man and character actor whose five-decade career included such hit films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "Bullitt" (1968) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974). His greatest successes, however, came on the small screen; first as the dashing Napoleon Solo in the runaway hit series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68), and later, with an Emmy win for "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" (ABC, 1977) and numerous other miniseries and TV-movies. The quality of projects offered to Vaughn dropped off in the 1980s and 1990s, but he rebounded in 2004 with the UK series "Hustle" (BBC One, 2004-10), which afforded him a chance to once again display his considerable charm - an attribute that, in part, was the reason for his enduring popularity.

A magnetic performer who was equally at home with heroes or heels, Robert Vaughn was a leading man and character actor whose five-decade career included such hit films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "Bullitt" (1968) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974). His greatest successes, however, came on the small screen; first as the dashing Napoleon Solo in the runaway hit series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68), and later, with an Emmy win for "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" (ABC, 1977) and numerous other miniseries and TV-movies. The quality of projects offered to Vaughn dropped off in the 1980s and 1990s, but he rebounded in 2004 with the UK series "Hustle" (BBC One, 2004-10), which afforded him a chance to once again display his considerable charm - an attribute that, in part, was the reason for his enduring popularity.

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 Gang Warz (2004)
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 2 B Perfectly Honest (2004) Nick
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 Happy Hour (2003) Tully Sr
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 Pootie Tang (2001) Dick Lecter
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 Vulcan (1999)
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1951:
Moved to L.A.
1957:
Feature film debut, "Hell's Crossroads"
1957:
Played first leading role in features, "No Time to Be Young"
1962:
Starred as A. Dunster Lowell, the title role in the NBC detective pilot, "The Boston Terrier"
1963:
First TV series, played Capt. Raymond Rambridge, one of the three leading roles, on the NBC drama series, "The Lieutenant"
1964:
Played Hamlet in a production at the Pasadena Playhouse
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Played agent Napoleon Solo on the popular NBC spy series, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
1972:
First TV-movie, "The Woman Hunter"
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Played Harry Rule on the syndicated detective adventure series, "The Protectors"
1976:
First TV miniseries, "Captains and the Kings"
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Directed episodes of the NBC drama series, "Police Woman", in the mid-1970s
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Played Harlan Adams in the CBS drama series, "Emerald Point N.A.S."; Replaced Patrick O'Neal in the role
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Played General Hunt Stockwell on the last season of the NBC action drama, "The A-Team"
1990:
Played in "Love Letters" opposite Polly Bergen onstage in both New York and Los Angeles
1993:
Hosted and served as narrator for the short-lived Fox-TV adventure spoof series, "Danger Theater"
1995:
Joined the cast of the daytime drama, "As the World Turns", as attorney Rick Hamlin
1998:
Had supporting role in the feature "BASEketball"
1998:
Recieved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (July 27)
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Education

University of Minnesota: Minneapolis , Minnesota -
Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -
Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences: Los Angeles , California - 1956
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1970

Notes

There is an official website at http://home.pacbell.net/cdezign/rv.html

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wife:
Linda Staab. Married in 1974.

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father:
Walter Vaughn. Actor. Divorced from Vaughn's mother in 1933; died c. 1950.
mother:
Marcella Vaughn. Actor. Divorced from Vaughn's father in 1933.
daughter:
Caitlin Vaughn.
child:
Cassidy Vaughn.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting"
"Christ, Shakespeare, Ho Chi Min: As I Knew Them"

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