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‘HOGAN’S HEROES’ ACTOR HAS DIED AT 96

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(Hollywood Reporter) – Longtime French actor, singer and
Holocaust survivor Robert Clary, known for his lead role in
"Hogan’s Heroes," has died.  

His granddaughter Kim Wright said Clary died Wednesday
morning in his Los Angeles home. 

Clary — named Robert Max Widerman at birth — was born
March 1, 1926, in France and forced into internment in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. At age 27, he moved to the
United States to pursue his career.

Clary is most notable for his role as Corporal Louis LeBeau
on the World War II-centered sitcom "Hogan’s Heroes." Before
his death, Clary was the last living cast member from the series’
original principal cast.
 

Clary published a memoir, From the Holocaust to Hogan’s
Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary
, in 2001.

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VERSATILE ACTOR/WRITER HAS DIED AT 67

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Leslie Allen Jordan (April 29, 1955 – October 24, 2022)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jordan, the actor whose wry
Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama
standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American
Horror Story,” has died. The Emmy-winner, whose videos turned
him into a social media star during the pandemic.

Jordan died after his car hit the side of a building in Hollywood
after having experienced a possible medical episode which led

to the crash. He was declared dead at the scene.

FILE - Actor and comedian Leslie Jordan appears on FOX News Channel's late-night talk show "Gutfeld!" at the FOX News studios on Thursday, July 28, 2022, in New York. Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. He was 67. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Jordan appeared as one of four guest panelists on July 28,
2022, on the Gutfeld! TV show on
Fox News.  

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AWARD WINNING ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 88

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Estelle Louise Fletcher
(July 22, 1934 – September 23, 2022)

Actress Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award
for her portrayal as the heartless Nurse Ratched — one
of the most reviled characters in movie history — in
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, has died.

Her son stated Fletcher died Friday of natural causes at
her home in Montdurausse, France. She had survived
two bouts with breast cancer.

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Fletcher with her Academy Award in 1954.

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BOXING LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY AT 78

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Earnie Dee Shaver (August 31, 1944 – September 1, 2022)

 

(ESPN) – Earnie Shavers, who is often considered the hardest
punching boxer of all time, had a professional record of 74-14-1
with 68 total knockouts during his 26-year-career that spanned
from 1969 to 1995. He died Thursday, September 1 from a short-
illness at his daughter’s home in Virginia


Muhammad Ali (left) Vs. Earnie Shavers.

Image 1 - Earnie Shavers vs Muhammad Ali 1977 Autographed 8x10 MSG Boxing Poster Reprint
1977


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TV CHARACTER ACTOR HAS PASSED AT 89

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(1933 – 2022)

(Fox News) – According to a Los Angeles Times
obituary, Richard Roat, who acted on iconic shows
such as "Friends," "The Golden Girls," and "Seinfeld," 
died suddenly on Aug. 5 in Orange County, Calif. No
other details about his death were disclosed.

With over 135 acting roles to his name, Roat portrayed
numerous characters on television, movies and even
Broadway.

He once played the late Betty White‘s boyfriend on her
sitcom "The Golden Girls" and appeared alongside
Jay
Leno
(below) in the 1978 made-for-TV movie "Almost
Heaven."

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