The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

1964, TV Show


Richard Kiel, James Bond Villain Jaws, Dies at 74

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, best known for playing the villain Jaws in two James Bond films, has died at age 74, The Associated Press reports.

Kiel was a patient at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., and died there, but further details are unavailable.

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The Honeymooners' Frank Marth Dies at 91

Judy Stangis, Frank Marth in The Mod Squad

Frank Marth, who had several background roles on The Honeymooners and also starred in numerous films, died Sunday of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 91.

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Eleanor Parker

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

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One Day at a Time Star Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin, best known for her work on One Day at a Time, died at her home in Los Angeles on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She was 69. read more

Faster, Pussycat! Actress Tura Satana Dies at 72

Tura Satana

Tura Satana, the actress best known for her role in the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, has died of heart failure in a Reno, Nev. hospital, The Los Angeles Times reports.  She was 72.

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Awkward Top Moments with Letterman, Kardashian and Little Sally Draper

Kim Kardashian and David Letterman

TV made us uncomfortable this week. America's Got Talent's "male Lady Gaga" made it hard for us to keep a poker face. Danielle Staub continued to upset us with her misguided parenting practices. Kim Kardashian is a clean freak. Ten-year-old Sally Draper was aroused by The Man from U.N.C.L.E. And David Letterman will not stop talking about Jay Leno. Welcome to Top Moments: Discomfort Level Edition.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Complete Series — Review

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series

James Bond fans, new and old, behold: a TV series (and DVD set) after your own heart. This release, handsomely packaged in an attaché case, features all 105 episodes of the Golden-Globe winning series that combined foreign spying with 1960s cool like no other show. Starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum (who's still going strong on NCIS), the unlikely partners approached every case and in their own wacky, tongue-in-cheek style, attempted to thwart the plots of THRUSH, both stateside and abroad.

The 41-disc set features ... read more

When We Left Earth and Other Announced Releases

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions courtesy The Discovery Channel

New releases announced today, June 25:Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - The Complete Series Megaset will be coming out October 28 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions: Limited Edition Tin will be coming out September 30 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series will be coming out October 21 Anyone and Everyone is available now.Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Stars Reflect on Their Superspy Days

Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

It was the series that brought a bit of Bond into the American living room. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was the hip spy show long before Jennifer Garner put on a wig or Chuck got embedded. Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and his mop-topped Russian compadre, Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum), beat up villains, heated up vixens and captured a nation of crazed teenage fans in the swinging '60s. But the series would go out on a fizzle rather than a bang as its fourth season ended early due to lackluster scripts and changing times (it was replaced in the lineup by Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In). There was one TV reunion movie that gained high ratings, but no sequel. Today both actors enjoy ongoing success: Vaughn in his AMC series Hustle and McCallum with NCIS. read more

What did the B.A. in B.A. ...

Clockwise, from bottom: Mr. T, Dirk Benedict, George Peppard, Dwight Schultz, The A-Team

Question: What did the B.A. in B.A. Baracus, aka Mr. T, stand for?

Answer: Officially, the A-Team master mechanic's initials stood for "bad attitude," but most fans hold to the belief that they were really for "bad ass." Depending on which day you caught him, either could be accurate. If you'd asked any of the show's producers or the reporters who interviewed the mercurial star at a bad time, however, my guess is the consensus would lean toward the former.

The first time TV Guide sent a reporter to spend six days on the set of the hit action show, which ran on NBC from January 1983 to June 1987, the writer was stonewalled by T's equally formidable brothers, who explained that an interview wouldn't happen unless it was a matter of life or death. Asked if another time was more appropriate, perhaps lunchtime or later in the afte read more

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Premiered: September 22, 1964, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Spyjinks involving two slick agents with the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, which combats an organization called Thrush. Tongue-in-cheek repartee and action sequences employing clever gadgetry lend some zip to the yarns, which also showcase the rugged good looks of Robert Vaughn as debonair Napoleon Solo, and the blond, turtlenecked charm of David McCallum's Ilya Kuryakin.


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