Robert Vaughn, who became an international TV star in the 1960s playing suave and debonair superspy Napoleon Solo on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” while also playing a role in the era's antiwar movement, died on Friday. He was 83.
Vaughn died after a brief battle with acute leukemia, his manager, Matthew Sullivan, confirmed to the Associated Press.
With what Vaughn described in his 2008 autobiography, “A Fortunate Life,” as “a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity,” he experienced more than a half-century of “good fortune” as an actor.
Vaughn, who received an Oscar nomination for best...