Family & Companions
Cast (Feature Film)
With a dozen relatives, sent to concentration camp by Nazis; only member of his family sent to camps who survived
"Discovered" while singing at a dance hall; signed to recording contract in USA
Moved to USA (October), began recording for Capitol Records
Film debut in "Ten Tall Men"
Was one of the stars featured in the Broadway revue "New Faces of 1952"; reprised role in feature version
Played perhaps best-known role as Coporal LeBeau in the CBS sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
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
Last feature role (to date) as a passenger on "The Hindenburg"
Played himself in the Holocaust-themed drama "Remembrance of Love" (NBC)
Provided the voice-over narration for Henri Matisse in the PBS production "Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry"
"Retired" from acting
Published memoirs, "From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes"