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    LeBeau has left Stalag 13

    Now in a better place. One of my favourite TV characters. Every afternoon after school I'd hear the theme music and settle in front of the telly
    with a hot Milo. The little Frenchman who would flirt with that tall Russian double agent. Cook for Sgt Schultz. Argue with Kinch and the Americans. Good stuff.

    Never knew he was interred in Aushwitz at age 16. Survived he thinks by singin' and dancin' for Nazis once a week.
    Amazin' career on Broadway. Singin'. Then LA and HH. 96 years old. A champion!!!






    Hogan's Heroes alum Robert Clary dies at 96 … Holocaust survivor played Corporal LeBeau on classic series
    • Actor-singer died at his LA home on Wednesday, his granddaughter said
    • He was the last living member of the principal cast of the CBS sitcom
    • The sitcom ran for six seasons from September 1965 to April 1971
    • Clary was sent to Auschwitz with his family when he was 16
    • He was the only member of his captured family to survive
    • Clary was incarcerated in concentration camps for almost three years
    • He also worked extensively on Broadway and in soap operas

    By ADAM S. LEVY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

    PUBLISHED: 16:26 AEDT, 17 November 2022 |



    Actor Robert Clary, who played the role of Corporal Louis LeBeau on the TV series Hogan's Heroes, died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 96.

    Clary's granddaughter Kim Wright confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Clary, a Holocaust survivor, was the last living member of the principal cast of the CBS sitcom which ran for six seasons from September 1965 to April 1971.






    The latest: Actor Robert Clary, who played the role of Corporal Louis LeBeau on the TV series Hogan's Heroes, died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 96. He was pictured in 2016 in LA

    The series starred Bob Crane in the titular role of Colonel Robert E. Hogan, an American leading a group of Allied prisoners of war in a mission to beat the Nazis from the Luft Stalag 13 camp.

    Clary was born Robert Max Widerman on March 1, 1926 in Paris as the youngest in an Orthodox Jewish family with 14 children.




    He started singing and entertaining at the age of 12, and was 16 when his family was sent to Auschwitz, where his parents were murdered in the gas chamber.

    'My mother said the most remarkable thing,' he told THR in 2015. 'She said, "Behave." She probably knew me as a brat. She said, "Behave. Do what they tell you to do."'





    Clary was the last living member of the principal cast of the CBS sitcom Hogan's Heroes, which ran for six seasons from September 1965 to April 1971

    #2
    It's funny, I saw him on some other show just recently - an old show, of course - and he was essentially playing another version of LeBeau.
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      #3
      Definitely watched a lot of Hogan's Heroes when I was young, and loved the theme song! We even played it when I was in marching band.

      I remember reading a story that Clary was really (understandably) uncomfortable working with the guard dogs on the show that his character was friendly with.

      And he was the last of the main cast. RIP.
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        #4
        I produced the band Stalag 13. The original singer Ron is coming from Australia to do a gig next month! Stalag 13 lives!

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          #5
          Had to be the most unusual concept for a show; ever. Who in their right mind would think up a “comedy” show that had Nazis and German soldiers, during the war, and in a prison camp, no less? Something I have thought about for years. And yes, of courseI watched it. Brilliant theme song, and back in the day, there was not 1,000 channels to choose from.

          And what the hell was Robert Clary, a Jew , who somehow survived hell, while the rest of his family perished, thinking signing up for a show like that, honestly? Somebody has to state the obvious, starving actor or not.

          It’s one thing to go to a Holocaust museum in the states, not sure why there is even one here in Washington DC to tell the truth. We live in Vienna , Austria back in 72-73, when I was six, seven, and eight. We went to a couple of the death camps in Germany. It was horrific, esp. bring a little one. It is good to keep even very bad parts of history for reminders. My best friend had a horrible accident at age right over there where is skull exploded on the marble floor after he fell coming down from the second floor on the banister. Seeing a horse drawn carriage with the body of an eight year old in winter makes one cold, and unfeeling, even at a young age. Back to the fun. ;-)

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