Happy 81st birthday, Robert Vaughn

Today, Nov. 22, is Robert Vaughn’s 81st birthday. He doesn’t act like a pensioner. He just continues to act, period. His latest effort is a U.K. stage production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN.

He, of course, remains tied to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series that ran from 1964-68, which had an impact on fans that continues to this day. In fact, 50 years ago today — the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated — he was working on the U.N.C.L.E. pilot. Work for the day soon ended after news of the assassination was reported.

Whether he does or doesn’t end up with a cameo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie now being filmed, he is, and will remain, the original Napoleon Solo.

Vaughn also had a long career as a character actor, something that kicked in immediately after U.N.C.L.E. when he portrayed a slimy politician in Bullitt.

So here’s a toast, Mr. Vaughn.

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Earlier posts:

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY, ROBERT VAUGHN

HAPPY 79TH BIRTHDAY, ROBERT VAUGHN

FALL 1963: NORMAN FELTON CASTS HIS SOLO

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  1. happy birthday robert vaughn best regards brian

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