Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors. As grifter and card sharp Albert Stroller, Vaughn appeared in all but one of the 48 episodes of the British television drama series Hustle (2004–2012).
In film, he portrayed quiet, skittish gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven, an ambitious California politician Chalmers in the film Bullitt starring Steve McQueen, Major Paul Krueger in The Bridge at Remagen, and war veteran Chester A. Gwynn in The Young Philadelphians which earned him a 1960 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Vaughn died on November 11, 2016, eleven days before his 84th birthday. The cause was acute leukemia.