Robert Clary - biography

Actor from France,United States of America

Robert Clary Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman; March 1, 1926) is a French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer, best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeBeau, and is the series' last surviving male original cast member. Born in 1926 in Paris, France, Clary was the youngest of 14 children. At the age of twelve, he began a career singing professionally. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Blechhammer, Gross Rosen, and finally Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that some of his siblings had not been taken away and had survived the Nazi occupation of France. He returned to the entertainment business and began making songs that not only became popular in France, but in the United States as well. He went to the U.S. in October 1949. One of Clary's first American appearances was a French language comedy skit on The Ed Wynn Show in 1950. Clary later met Merv Griffin and Eddie Cantor. This eventually led to  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Robert Max Widerman,Clary, Robert
Date of birth
Place of birth
France,United States of America


Year Performance Character
1954 New Faces
1952 Thief of Damascus Aladdin

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