Werner Klemperer the United States Army to serve in World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, he joined the Army's Special Services unit, spending the next years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops. At the end of the war,
Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes (1965). Klemperer was in real life the son of a Jew who fled with his family from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. When he was offered the Col. Klink role, Klemperer only agreed to do it if the show's producers promised that Klink would never succeed in any of his schemes.
Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife (1997 - 2000) of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes.” Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many mor...
Werner Klemperer - (1920 – 2000) actor; joined the United States Army to serve in World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, he joined the Army's Special Services unit, spending the next years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops.
The actors who played the four major German roles—Werner Klemperer (Klink), John Banner (Schultz), Leon Askin (Burkhalter), and Howard Caine (Hochstetter)—were Jewish. Furthermore, Klemperer, Banner, Askin, and Robert Clary (LeBeau) were Jews who had fled the Nazis during World War II. John Banner had been held in a (pre-war) concentration camp and his family was killed during the war. Banner served in the US Armed Forces during World War II in the US Army Air Corps.
Actor, T/5 Werner Klemperer US Army (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: Best remembered as "Col Klink" in TV's "Hogan's Heroes", German born Klemperer served during WWII in the US Army's Special Services Unit which was led by Maurice Evans. He was stationed in Hawaii spending two years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops.
Five Steps to Danger (1956) Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer