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Old 11-11-2016, 01:12 PM
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RIP Robert Vaughn

Man From Uncle and Magnificent Seven actor dies surrounded by his family

Damn. 2016 is turning out to be a real downer. My wife gave me the THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. boxed set for Christmas a couple of years ago. I have the little 1/43 scale TMFU car like I had when I was little. (I wish I had the missile that shot from under the hood.)
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:16 PM
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Well, pfui. I guess this completely blows any chance of him guest appearing on NCIS.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:24 PM
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Heh. Eighty-three years is a pretty good run in general, but just think: he stuck around long enough to see two movie-star attempts at following in his footsteps fail these past two years. "Well, he's no Robert Vaughn," people said.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:37 PM
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Well, shoot.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:59 PM
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Ddamn.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:05 PM
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I liked him as the villain in Superman III. Then, in the late 90s, I kept seeing him in these advertisements for a local lawyer named Ron Kanosky or something like that.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:14 PM
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I liked him as the villain in Superman III.
That was the first thing I ever saw him in. "I ask you to kill Superman, and you're telling me you couldn't even do that one . . . simple . . . thing." [/drops phone]
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:18 PM
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He also was in the final season of The A-Team. One episode had David MacCallum guest-starring as a Russian spy who was out to kill him.
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:38 PM
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2016 claims another piece of my childhood. I still have the lunch box.
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:46 PM
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Napoleon Solo, Lee, David Blackmon....we will miss you.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:01 PM
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2016 claims another piece of my childhood. I still have the lunch box.
Bart: What's this lunchbox made of?
Buck: Well, back in my day we had a thing called metal. Everything was made of it. Lunchboxes, cars, you name it.
Bart: Me-tal.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:08 PM
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One of my favorite murderers in Columbo, appearing not once, but twice. He even got to be murdered by another murderer!
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:36 PM
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He was the last of the Magnificent Seven. RIP.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:03 PM
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In recent years he also stood out in the BBC tv series Hustle as a suave con man . Still in great form.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:12 PM
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He was the last of the Magnificent Seven. RIP.
That was a hell of an acting job.

He was active for so long. I enjoyed the UK show Hustle (or is it HU$TLE) --in it, his "wise old con man" held his own beautifully in a showy cast (Adrian Lester et al).
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:42 PM
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He was the last of the Magnificent Seven. RIP.
Oh wow. I didn't realize that. Damn.

I loved Napoleon Solo.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:54 PM
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Closing channel D.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:55 PM
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Vaughn was also an incredibly smart, articulate guy. He had a Ph.D. from USC (his dissertation was on the HUAC and the blacklist) and was politically active. He appeared on Firing Line, debating Vietnam with William F. Buckley (full episode is here), and was quite knowledgeable.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:58 PM
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A good actor, and very professional. He could take a rotten role and do good things with it, as in Superman 3. When he had something good to work with -- as in most U.N.C.L.E. episodes! -- he could do wonders with it.

There was an interview with him and David McCallum, which was interrupted when Vaughn's phone rang. The ring-tone was the theme from Magnificent Seven. How can you help but love a guy like that?

Leo G. Carroll is welcoming him to the new headquarters, and briefing him for his next assignment.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:39 PM
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Close Channel D, close Channel D.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:16 PM
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I no longer fear death, for so many greats have preceded me, and not complained.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:05 PM
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Steve McQueen said "bullshit" to his face in "Bullitt." First time I ever heard the word said in a movie theater, and it may have been the first time it was uttered on film.

Vaughn's Chalmers in that film defined "smarmy!"

RIP
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:47 AM
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I'll always remember him as the leather-coated Nazi in The Bridges at Remagen. Ach du lieber!
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:55 AM
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In memoriam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOPV32gq-c

I wish it were 1972 again...!

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Old 11-12-2016, 01:16 AM
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Napoleon Solo, Lee, David Blackmon....we will miss you.
And here I thought I'd be the only person who loved him as David Blackman! (One of my all-time favorite movies!)
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:26 PM
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Steve McQueen said "bullshit" to his face in "Bullitt." First time I ever heard the word said in a movie theater, and it may have been the first time it was uttered on film. Vaughn's Chalmers in that film defined "smarmy!" RIP
Raise your hand if you saw him in "Teenage Caveman" when it was first-run.

As much as I loved The Man From Uncle (I was in 8th grade), and regardless of all he accomplished afterward, Vaughn will always be Walter Chalmers for me and Mrs. Cretin.


Chalmers: "I demand that statement now."

Bullitt: "S'cuse me."
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:13 PM
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I liked him as the villain in Superman III. Then, in the late 90s, I kept seeing him in these advertisements for a local lawyer named Ron Kanosky or something like that.
Eh. Those commercials weren't just for a single local lawyer, if that makes you feel better. They are apparently provided by an advertising company for quite a lot of local lawyers around the country, with the actual firm's name dropped in digitally, both in text and dubbed in voice.
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:03 PM
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Eh. Those commercials weren't just for a single local lawyer, if that makes you feel better. They are apparently provided by an advertising company for quite a lot of local lawyers around the country, with the actual firm's name dropped in digitally, both in text and dubbed in voice.
Those are hilarious once you realize how they're structured: we see two lawyers doing a walk-and-talk; and we see the smug-looking one explain that their client is totally liable for that car crash, but, hey, we can settle for practically nothing -- and then we see his face fall as his dejected partner says, no, you don't understand; the injured party hired [insert local law firm]. And cut to Robert Vaughn, urbanely spelling out for us how every attorney in town knows *that* firm means business.

Why do they stay on a tight shot of the smug-looking lawyer? Because as long as they don't show his partner talking, they can dub in any name they want without synching up with the mouth. And, man, did they ever dub in tons of names.
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:22 PM
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He reprised his Magnificent Seven role in Battle Beyond the Stars (which was basically a remake of TMS).


He was also the Voice of Proteus IV, the evil computer in Dean Koontz' Demon Seed (an uncredited role, but how could you not recognize that voice?)*

He was in a lot of pretty awful movies in his later years, but at least he got to redo Napoleon Solo in The REturn of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. in 1983




*They parodied it, somewhat, on The Simpsons, when Pierce Brosnan -- another actor fanous for playting a secret agent -- did the voice of UltraHouse in Treehouse of Horror XII in 2001
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:57 PM
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Man from Uncle was a great show. Primarily because of Robert Vaughn.

You'll be missed Robert. Thank you for the great tv memories.

I had this secret agent man toy pistol. Got it in 3rd grade for Christmas. Probably inspired by the show.

https://goo.gl/images/gLLZeP

His costar David McCallum is still alive and gave a short statement.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yah...droid-motorola

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Old 11-12-2016, 09:13 PM
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I loved The Man From U.N.C.L.E. when I was in grade school. We had a junior U.N.C.L.E. spy ring in our class with our own secret code that I memorized. I still have my 8x10 promo photo that NBC sent out in response to fan letters. Vaughn was right up there with Sean Connery and Robert Conrad as my action heroes back in those days--what a trinity of bad-ass spies!
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:31 PM
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Robert Vaughn and Leonard Cohen die and Trump is elected president. Has there ever been a worse week in history?

RIP, Robert.
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:34 PM
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. . . I had this secret agent man toy pistol. Got it in 3rd grade for Christmas. Probably inspired by the show.

https://goo.gl/images/gLLZeP . . .
I used to have that toy! I still have the little metal "derringer" thingie that slipped up into the grip of the larger pistol. I also used to have the Man From U.N.C.L.E. "radio" that unfolded into a carbine, "camera" that unfolded into a pistol, and "cigarette lighter" that was a make-believe radio and also a mini-pistol.

(And my b.i.l. still has his old "Sixfinger" toy!)
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