|Col. Klink, Sgt. Shultz, and Cpl. LeBeau with Fräulein Helga (LA Times.com/wiki)|
|Once the funniest war show on American TV|
In show business, the 87-year-old has had a long and successful career that has included TV, Broadway, nightclubs, and records.
Clary remains best known for his role as master chef and French patriot Cpl. LeBeau in the 1965-71 CBS comedy series "Hogan's Heroes," which was set in a German stalag, or P.O.W. camp, during WW II. The series also featured Bob Crane [Hogan], Werner Klemperer [Col. Klink], John Banner, Richard Dawson [gameshow host/kisser], Ivan Dixon, and Larry Hovis.
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Despite his horrific experiences during the Holocaust, Clary said in a recent interview that he didn't have any qualms about doing "Hogan's Heroes."
|Not Nazis: Barry overdoes it with Bibi (LAT)|
After the series went off the air, he remained close to the two other actors on the series whose lives had been upended by the Nazis -- German-born Klemperer, who won Emmys as the officious Col. Klink, and the Austrian-born Banner, who played the befuddled Sgt. Schultz. Both were Jews who had fled the Nazis before the outbreak of the war. More