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Leon Askin (September 18, 1907 – June 3, 2005) was an Austrian actor best known for portraying the character "General Burkhalter" on the TV situation comedy Hogan's Heroes. Askin was born Leon Aschkenasy into a Jewish family in Vienna, the son of Malvine (Susman) and Samuel Aschkenazy.[1] Askin emigrated to the United States in 1940[1] and, after the war, went to Hollywood, invariably portraying foreign characters who speak English with a strong accent. Askin appeared as the Russian composer Anton Rubinstein in a Disneyland anthology episode of the life of Peter Tchaikovsky.[2] Fans of the television series Adventures of Superman recall his portrayals of an eastern European diamond smuggler in a black-and-white episode, and as a South American prime minister in a color episode. He appeared in 20th Century Fox's biblical epic The Robe as a Syrian guide named Abidor. In 1960, he appeared in the film Pension Schöller, and the following year was prominently featured in Billy Wilder's film One, Two, Three, co-starring with James Cagney. He gained wide recognition and popularity by appearing as the stern General Albert Burkhalter in the sitcom Hogan's Heroes in the late 1960s. Askin made a guest appearance on Daniel Boone in its 1969 episode "Benvenuto... Who?" as Roquelin. Between 1977 and 1979, he appeared in Steve Allen's PBS series, Meeting of Minds, portraying Martin Luther and Karl Marx. In 1979 he portrayed the character Mr. Hoffmeier of Hoffmeier’s Bakery, judging a pie contest in an episode in the third season of Three’s Company titled, “The Bake-Off”. In 1982 he had a brief appearance as a Moscow Anchorman in the film Airplane II: The Sequel. Askin died in Vienna on June 3, 2005, at the age of 97....(From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Askin)

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Quietude and Quest

by Leon Askin C. Melvin Davidson - 1989

 


John Banner (28 January 1910 – 28 January 1973), born Johann Banner, was a film and television actor, who was born and died in Vienna, Austria.
He is best known for his role as Master Sergeant Hans Georg Schultz in the situation comedy Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971). Schultz, constantly encountering evidence that the inmates of his stalag were planning mayhem, frequently feigned ignorance with the catchphrase, "I know nothing! I see nothing! I hear nothing!"... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Banner)

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Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman; March 1, 1926) is a French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer, best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeBeau, and is the series' last surviving male original cast member.... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Clary)

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From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes

by Robert Clary

December 2001

 

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Howard Cohen (January 2, 1926 – December 28, 1993), was a popular character actor, probably best known as Gestapo agent Major Wolfgang Hochstetter in the television series Hogan's Heroes. He also played Lewis Morris of New York in the musical film 1776, and Everett Scovill, a thinly disguised portrait of Charles Manson's attorney Irving Kanarek, in the television movie, Helter Skelter.... (From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Caine)

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Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was an English-born American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States.
Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976–1985 and 1994–1995, and a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.
In 2012, Dawson died of complications from esophageal cancer. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawson)

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Ivan Dixon (April 6, 1931 – March 16, 2008) was an American actor, director, and producer best known for his series role in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for his role in the 1967 telefilm The Final War of Olly Winter, and for directing hundreds of episodes of television series. Active in the civil rights movement, he served as a president of Negro Actors for Action.[1]... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Dixon)

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Bernard Fox (born Bernard Lawson 11 May 1927) is a retired British film and television actor from Wales. In television, he portrayed the warlock physician Dr. Bombay on Bewitched and the inept British Colonel Crittendon on Hogan's Heroes. ....(From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Fox_(actor))

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Larry Hovis (February 20, 1936 – September 9, 2003) was an American singer and actor best known for playing Sergeant Carter on the 1960s television sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Hovis died in Austin, Texas, of esophageal cancer in 2003... (From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hovis)

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Werner Klemperer (March 22, 1920 – December 6, 2000)[1] was a German-born American stage, film and television actor and musician. Born in Cologne, Klemperer and his family fled Germany in 1935. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he began his professional acting career on the Broadway stage in 1947. Klemperer appeared in several films and numerous guest starring roles during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1965, he won the role of Colonel Klink on the CBS television sitcom, Hogan's Heroes. The series aired for six seasons with Klemperer receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for each year, winning the award in 1968 and 1969..... (From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Klemperer)

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Cynthia Lynn (born Zinta Valda Zimilis, April 2, 1936, in Riga, Latvia); is an American actress. Cynthia Lynn is most notable for her portrayal of Fraulein Helga in Hogan's Heroes during the 1st season 1965-1966. She returned to the series in the 1968 episode "Will the Blue Baron Strike Again" for a background part, and again in the 1971 episode "Easy Come, Easy Go" as Eva, another background part. She last acted in 1975 in an episode of Harry O. She wrote her autobiography Escape to Freedom together with Edward Ansara.... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Lynn)

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Escape to Freedom - An Autobiography of Cynthia Lynn

by Edward Ansara - December 2000


Sigrid Valdis (September 21, 1935 – October 14, 2007) was the stage name of Patricia Annette Olson, an American actress. She was best known for playing "Hilda" on the American television series Hogan's Heroes.... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrid_Valdis)

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Kenneth Washington (October 19, 1946) is an African-American television and film actor who is best remembered for playing Sergeant Richard Baker on the final season of Hogan's Heroes and as Officer Miller on Adam-12. He is one of the last surviving cast members of Hogan's Heroes.... (From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Washington)

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