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Robert Clary

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The Resume

    (March 1, 1926-November 16, 2022)
    Born in Paris, France
    Birth name was Robert Max Widerman
    Portrayed Corporal Louis LeBeau in Hogan's Heroes (1965-71) and Robert LeClair on Days of Our Lives (1972-86)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'New Faces of 1952'
    Appeared in the films 'Thief of Damascus' (1952), 'New Faces' (1954) and 'The Hindenburg' (1975)
    Wrote the autobiography 'From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes' (2001)

Why he might be annoying:

    He began a singing career at age 12.
    His big break in America occurred when he got a spot on 'The Colgate Comedy Hour' through Eddie Cantor, whose daughter he happened to be dating (and later married).
    He was fined $610 after being arrested for indecent exposure (1994).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He and twelve members of his family were sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp (1942); he was the only survivor.
    At the end of the war, he sang at a jazz concert for the American GIs who liberated the camp.
    He began speaking about Buchenwald through the Simon Weisenthal Center outreach program, noting 'For 36 years I kept these experiences during the war locked up inside myself. But those who are attempting to deny the Holocaust, my suffering and the suffering of millions of others, have forced me to speak out.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 143 Votes: 43.36% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 23 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 75 Votes: 42.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 70 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 26.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying