Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography
A new, serious biography about Bob Crane by Carol M.Ford,
with Dee Young and Linda J. Groundwater
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Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's
From Amazon.com "On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's
Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in
his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane,
was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane
discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved
murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his
tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the
good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating
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Arlene Martel has died at 78.
Sadly another member of the Hogan's Heroes family is gone. Arlene
Martel who played "Tiger", the French underground agent,
in several of the episodes passed away Tuesday (August 12, 2014).
"Tiger" appeared in the following episodes:
that Tiger" - Season #1 Episode #2 - September 9, 1965
Tiger Hunt In Paris, Part 1" - Season #2 Episode 42 - November
Tiger Hunt In Paris, Part 2" - Season #2 Episode 43 - November
Klink" - Season#2 Episode 54 - February 10, 1967
Tiger" - Season #6 Episode 155 - November 29, 1970
As Another Cast Member Passes, Will The Value
of Hogans Heroes Collectibles Rise?
Article about various Hogan's Heroes collectibles from Southeastern
Antiquing and Collecting Magazine
Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography - Update
Update July 29, 2014 - from vote4bobcrane.org
"Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography will be published by Author
Mike Ink Publishing and will be available through all major book retailers.
A portion of the book's profits will be donated to various charities
in Bob Crane's memory."
The trget date is July 2015. The books release also coincides
with the 50th anniversary of "Hogans Heroes," which
premiered on September 17, 1965.
Ivan Dixon: Beyond Hogan's Heroes
by Natalie Pompilio - posted on Legacy.com
When Ivan Dixon died March 16, 2008, at 76, many remembrances identified
him primarily as the actor who played prisoner of war Staff Sgt. Ivan
Kinchloe on TV's Hogan's Heroes. But Dixon's career went far beyond
that one sitcom, which ran from 1965 to 1970. Active in the civil
rights movement, he served as president of Negro Actors for Action.
His political and organizing efforts "helped to integrate television,"
according to Reel Black Talk: A Sourcebook of 50 American Filmmakers.
In the article there's a YouTube clip of a review of the movie "Nothing
But A Man" which starred Ivan Dixon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg4st6blAXQ
Hogans Heroes Star Cynthia Lynn ("Helga")
Dies at 76
From Variety.com : Cynthia Lynn, who played Colonel Klinks
secretary Fraulein Helga on Hogans Heroes during
the first season, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 76 and had been
suffering from hepatitis. She was among the last surviving cast members
of the 1960s military comedy.....
to read more...
'Hogan's Heroes' Actress Cynthia Lynn Dies
From Hollywood Reporter.com: The actress also had roles in "Mission:
Impossible" and "The Odd Couple." Cynthia Lynn, best
known for her role in Hogan's Heroes, has died. She was 76.
to read more...
Cynthia Lynn's Autobiography published in 2000. Click here
for more information from Amazon.com
Hogan's Heroes star Robert Clary marks 88th
Robert Clary of "Hogan's Heroes" fame said he will be celebrating
his 88th birthday this weekend simply, at a dinner out with friends,
and with gratitude for his long life.
Macmillian has releasedvarious electronic versions of Brenda Scott
Royce's book "Hogan's Heroes: Behind the Scenes at Stalag 13"
Heroes: The Unofficial Companion [Kindle Edition]
and Noble Nook
Special note from Brenda Scott Royce:
Im thrilled that Macmillan has decided to issue an electronic
version of Hogans Heroes: Behind the Scenes at Stalag
13! Its been many years since the paperback edition
was available in bookstores, and nowadays you can only find it online
from resellers charging three or more times the original cover price.
I often get e-mails from Hogans fans asking if
they can buy a copy directly from me. (I dearly wish I had a couple
cartons of the book for sale, but I wasnt so forward-thinking
to buy them up when I had the chance!) I still have hopes of an
updated paperback re-release in the future but for now I am happy
that its available at an affordable price for people inclined
to read e-books. The e-book is the same content as the paperback;
the publisher did not ask me to do an update. But I think its
a great source of information about the show and its creation, cast,
writers, episodes, etc. People looking for the latest updates on
the cast or other Hogans news need look no further than your
terrific website. Thanks again for keeping it up! Happy Holidays!
Colonel Klink's wife dies at age 81 (Sept
by Carmel Dagan posted on Variety.com
Kim Hamilton, an African American actress who appeared onstage, in
films and on television and was the wife of the late actor Werner
Klemperer Col. Klink on Hogans Heroes
at a time when mixed marriages were uncommon even in Hollywood, died
of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, four days after her
Read more from http://variety.com/2013/film/people-news/actress-kim-hamilton-dies-at-81-1200803013/
The Hogan's Heroes Herald
The Hogan's Heroes Herald was originally published from 1996-1998
by Brenda Scott Royce - founder of the Hogan's Heroes Fan Club.
Click here to visit the Newsletters
page and read all 10 Issues.
Vote for Bob Crane
(Image and text reposted with permission from Vote4bobcrane.org -
American Radio Personality, Musician,
Actor, and Director
Innovative, cutting edge, and way ahead of his time, Bob Crane has
been called a radio genius by those who worked with him and knew him
well. He is one of radio's unsung pioneers, spending 15 consecutive
years behind the mic from one coast to the other and staying close
to the broadcasting medium for his entire life. During those years,
he did things in radio that had rarely, if ever, been done before,
such as getting special permission from the Broadcast Engineers' Union
to play his own records. Further, while he prepared extensively for
his show, everything he did on the airevery sound effect, gimmick,
joke, skit, and quipwas spontaneous. Nothing was rehearsed.
While he is perhaps most recognized for his role as Colonel Robert
E. Hogan on Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane can be credited for paving the
way for radio personalities and disc jockeys for generations to come.
Website - http://www.vote4bobcrane.org/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vote4bobcrane
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/vote4bobcrane
Col. Robert E. Hogan meets Dr. Robert S.
Hogan a real life POW from Stalag 13 - November 1966
(*** Articles and pictures submitted by Richard Hogan son of Dr.Robert
S. Hogan - Thank you!)
(Click on the image for a larger version)
for a map of the Prisoner of War Camps in Germany during World War
Hogan's Heroes "The Bluff Out Game"
In 1966 the Transogram Company, Inc. came out with a game ("The
Bluff Out Game") based on Hogan's Heroes. The goal of the game
is to help the prisoners escape by getting the needed money and passports
Click here for more information
on the game including images of the game, a printable version of the
instructions and some history on the Transogram Company.
Robert Clary a survivor in life and entertainment
In more ways than one, Robert Clary is a survivor.
In real life, the diminutive Parisian-born actor and singer survived
three years in concentration camps as a Jewish teenager during World
War II. In show business, the 87-year-old has had a long and successful
career that has included TV, Broadway, nightclubs and records....
to read the article
‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Rights Won Back By
Creators Al Ruddy And Bernard Fein; They’re Plotting New Movie
EXCLUSIVE: After a three-year battle waged to determine ownership
of sequel and separated rights on the CBS sitcom Hogan’s Heroes,creators Albert
S. Ruddy and the late Bernard Fein have been granted all
rights. Ruddy will work ...
to read the article
Robert Clary Double Feature and Book Signing: New
Faces and The Hindenburg
Take in two films and meet actor Robert Clary when he signs copies
of his book The Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes
to read the article
Links to New Faces, The Hindenburg and Robert's
Autobiography on Amazon.com
Bing Crosby's Hollywood Palace - Christmas
1965 Episode featuring Hogan's Heroes
here for more
The Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio / Interview
with George Jessel and Pat Boone (c. 1960)
Bob Crane has been called a genius in radio by
his radio colleagues at WICC in Bridgeport, CT, and KNX and KMPC in
Read and hear more on You Tube...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edV4psb0y8c
Birthday Robert Clary!
Robert Clary's birthday was on March 1st;he's 87
this year. He has had a long and fruitful career on Broadway, TV and
as a Jazz Singer and Painter. Read more about his life on his website
The Internet's Weirdest Fan Clubs
Thanks to the Internet it is now easier than ever to find people
who have interests similar to your own. Some of these interests are
worth pursuing (bacon) and others are just plain outdated (Hogan's
to read the article...
[HHFC Comment - Outdated? Maybe a little. I prefer terms like Vintage,
Unique, Rare, Eclectic etc. :-) ]