Werner Klemperer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Werner Klemperer

American actor and musician

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-1920

Place of Birth: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Date of Death: 06-Dec-2000

Profession: conductor, singer, pianist, violinist, stage actor, opera singer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Werner Klemperer

  • Werner Klemperer (March 22, 1920 – December 6, 2000) was a German-American actor, stage entertainer, and singer.
  • He was best known for the role of Colonel Wilhelm Klink on the popular CBS television sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for which he twice won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 1968 and 1969. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he began performing on the Broadway stage in 1947.
  • Klemperer then appeared in several films during his early acting career such as The Wrong Man (1956), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and Houseboat (1958), and numerous roles in television shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1956), Perry Mason (1956), Maverick (1957), Gunsmoke (1958), The Untouchables (1960), and Have Gun Will Travel (1961), prior to his Hogan's Heroes role.

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