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.
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.
Werner Klemperer (March 22, 1920 – December 6, 2000) 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...
German born American stage/film and TV actor Werner Klemperer was born today 3-22 in 1920. His family fled German in 1935. He's best recognized today for his role on 60s TVs Hogan's Heroes where he played Colonel Klink. Some of his other credits include Houseboat, Istanbul, Ship of Fools, Judgement at Nuremberg and Youngbood Hawke. He appeared on dozens of TV series. He passed in 2000.