“Hogans Heroes” star and Holocaust survivor Robert Clary died on Wednesday night at his home in Beverly Hills. He died of natural causes at the age of 96, his niece Brenda Hancock confirmed.
Hancock shared Thursday with the Associated Press that the survivor “never let those horrors defeat him. He never let them take the joy out of his life. He tried to spread that joy to others through his singing and his dancing and his painting.”
Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II, is probably best known to fans for his role as Cpl. Louis LeBeau, a feisty French prisoner of war who would commonly trade barbs with co-star Richard Dawson, who played British Cpl. Peter Newkirk, on the hit 1960s World War