Fri, 11/11/2016

Remembering Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn

We’re sad to learn that actor Robert Vaughn has passed away at the age of 83. He began his career on stage and in radio before appearing on early television shows including Medic and Playhouse 90. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “The Young Philadelphians,” and is perhaps best remembered as “Napoleon Solo” on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Vaughn was also a political activist and a scholar: he was an early opponent of the Vietnam War and earned a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Southern California. His dissertation focused on the Hollywood Blacklist and was published as the book “Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting.” 

Below are some selections from his 2007 interview:

On being cast on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.:

On his opposition to the war in Vietnam:

On his acting style:

Watch Robert Vaughn's full Archive interview and read his obituary in Variety.