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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Arthur Metrano (September 22, 1936 – September 8, 2021)

(New York Post) – Art Metrano, a stand-up comedian best known
for playing callous police captain Ernie Mauser in the second
and third "Police Academy" films (below),has passed away.

According to his son,the Brooklyn-born funny man died of
natural causes at his Aventura, Florida home on Wednesday.

In addition to his roles in the 1985 and 1986 installments of the
comedic cop series, Metrano also appeared in the 1982 "
Happy
Days
" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" and guest-starred on
"All in the Family," "
Bewitched," "Starsky and Hutch" and
"Mod Squad," among other TV shows.

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ICONIC PONCHO IS STILL OWNED BY ACTOR

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‘It’s never been washed!’ Clint Eastwood revealed he still owns his
iconic old poncho from director Sergio Leone’s 1966 Spaghetti
Western masterpiece The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

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Clint Eastwood turns 90: His life and career in photos
Clint Eastwood turned 91 the 31st of May.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is 78 today.

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A MUSIC ICON DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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Elvis Aaron Presley  (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

 

Rock music legend Elvis Presley died in Memphis, Tennessee. The
death of the “King of Rock and Roll” brought legions of mourning fans
to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart
attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates.

 

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THE PRODUCTION OF HOGAN’S HEROES

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Hogan’s Heroes is a television sitcom set in a Nazi German
prisoner-of-war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for
168 episodes (six seasons) from September 17, 1965, to
April 4, 1971, on the
CBS network, the longest broadcast
run for an American television series inspired by that war.

Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating
an international crew of
Allied prisoners running a special
operations
group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played
Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the gullible commandant of the camp,
and
John Banner played the blundering but lovable sergeant-
of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.

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From  left: Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer

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Leon Askin takes a break.

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Robert Clary (left) and Bob Crane.

HOGAN'S HEROES, Bob Crane with thermos, lunchbox and comic book all product spinoffs from the show, 1965-1971

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