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From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary

From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary

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Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman in Paris in 1926) is best known for his portrayal of the spirited Corporal Louis Lebeau on the popular television series Hogan's Heroes (on the air from 1965 to 1971 and widely syndicated around the globe).
But it is Clary's experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust that infuse his compelling memoir with an honest

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Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman in Paris in 1926) is best known for his portrayal of the spirited Corporal Louis Lebeau on the popular television series Hogan's Heroes (on the air from 1965 to 1971 and widely syndicated around the globe).
But it is Clary's experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust that infuse his compelling memoir with an honest recognition of life's often horrific reality, a recognition that counters his glittering five-decade career as an actor, singer, and artist and distinguishes this book from those by other entertainers.
Clary describes his childhood in Paris, the German occupation in 1940, and his deportation in 1942 at the age of sixteen to the infamous transit camp Drancy. He recounts his nightmarish, two-and-a-half-year incarceration in Nazi concentration camps like Ottmuth, Blechhammer, Gross-Rosen, and Buchenwald.
In April 1945, the Allies liberated Clary and other inmates. But the news that his parents, two sisters, two half-sisters, and two nephews had not survived the Nazis' genocidal campaign against the Jews reduced his joy to grief. After the war, Clary made his way to the United States and, against great odds, achieved fame on Broadway and in Hollywood.
From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes is Robert Clary's extraordinary account of his remarkable life both as a survivor and as an entertainer. Once read, it will not be forgotten.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Although best known to TV viewers as LeBeau on TV's Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971), Robert Clary has written a new memoir, From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary, offering a much more sobering view of WWII, as he recounts his 31 months in German concentration camps as a Jewish Parisian teenager. After liberation, he began singing in nightclubs and, as a prot?g? of Eddie Cantor, won a position in the revue New Faces of 1952, which also featured newcomers Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde and fledgling writer Mel Brooks. Decades later, his popularity among daytime viewers as a regular on soaps The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives helped promote his recording career. Although flatly written at times, Clary's tale of survival is inspirational. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461661931
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
503,471
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Clary has worked in all areas of the entertainment business and has won acclaim for his photo realist paintings. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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