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Robert Vaughn RIP

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(So, the Angel of Death (aka 2016) marches on.
And we are lesser for it.  I hate you.)
Robert Vaughn played Napoleon Solo, in the meme-changing TV show The Man From UNCLE.
Television was populated with ubiquitous cowboy and cop shows. Then Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond) approached NBC with a concept.
And stars and genre were born. (the other star being David McCallum – Ilya Kuriakin. David remains with us, thankfully, as Ducky on NCIS.)
Mr. Vaughn played many other roles, but never lost identity with the Solo role.

rv2Before UNCLE, Vaughn was one of the original Magnificent Seven. He was the last surviving of the seven.

By all accounts, he was a fine man.

He died of acute leukemia. He was 83.

Being a survivor of another blood cancer (lymphoma) this interests me. Please donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on my sidebar.

My youth keeps falling away…

RIP Mr. Vaughn

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Robert Vaughn RIP

  1. He was a fine man, and a gentleman of the old school, in an industry now saturated with narcissistic pretty boys and manly women. I liked him, and the entertainment industry, which hasn’t been very entertaining, lately, is now surely less so.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | November 12, 2016, 9:51 am
  2. Dammit… +1 on Rev, but we’ve lost enough this year!

    Posted by Old NFO | November 12, 2016, 2:51 pm

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