RIP Robert Vaughan

Robert Francis Vaughn, an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work died on November 11th at the age of 83. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; and formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the 5th season of the 1980s series The A-Team. In film, he portrayed quiet, skittish gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven, Major Paul Krueger in The Bridge at Remagen, the voice of Proteus IV, the computer villain of Demon Seed, Walter Chalmers in Bullitt, Ross Webster in Superman III, and war veteran Chester A. Gwynn in The Young Philadelphians which earned him a 1960 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In more recent years I remember seeing him BASEketball (1998 ) and in an episode or two of Law & Order : SVU. Vaughn married actress Linda Staab in 1974. They appeared together in a 1973 episode of The Protectors, called “It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island”. They adopted two children, Cassidy (born 1976) and Caitlin (born 1981).[16] They resided in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

(November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016)

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