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Also Known As: Robert Widerman Died:
Born: March 1, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: singer, actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Remembrance of Love (1982) Himself
2.
 The Hindenburg (1975) Joe Spah
3.
 A New Kind of Love (1963) Albert Sardou
4.
 New Faces (1954)
5.
 Thief of Damascus (1952) Aladdin
6.
 Ten Tall Men (1951) Mossul
7.
 Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry (2000) Voice Of Henri Matisse
9.
 Safe Haven (1988) Narration
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At age 12, began career as a professional singer
1942:
With a dozen relatives, sent to concentration camp by Nazis; only member of his family sent to camps who survived
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Returned to Paris after WWII
1947:
"Discovered" while singing at a dance hall; signed to recording contract in USA
1949:
Moved to USA (October); began recording for Capitol Records
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Father-in-law Eddie Cantor helped boost career by having him make guest appearances on "Colgate Comedy Hour"
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Made US nightclub debut at NYC's La Vie En Rose; spotted by Leonard Sillman
1951:
Film debut in "Ten Tall Men"
1952:
Was one of the stars featured in the Broadway revue "New Faces of 1952"; reprised role in feature version
1965:
Played perhaps best-known role as Coporal LeBeau in the CBS sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
1972:
Joined cast of the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"; cast as nightclub owner/singer Robert LeClair; played role on and off until 1986
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Had one-year stint on the CBS daytime serial "The Young and the Restless"
1975:
Last feature role (to date) as a passenger on "The Hindenburg"
1982:
Played himself in the Holocaust-themed drama "Remembrance of Love" (NBC)
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Last major acting part to date, a regular role on the CBS daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful"
2000:
Provided the voice-over narration for Henri Matisse in the PBS production "Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry"
2001:
"Retired" from acting
2002:
Published memoirs, "From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes"
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wife:
Natalie Cantor Clary. Married in 1950; died in 1997.

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father-in-law:
Eddie Cantor. Actor, singer.
father:
Moishe Widerman.
mother:
Baila Widerman.

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