Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseNatalie Cantor Metzger
FactHas a tattoo on his left forearm, "A5714," from his time in a German concentration camp during WWII.


Robert Clary (born April 1, 1926) is a French-American actor, singer, and author. He is best known for his role as Corporal LeBeau on the television series Hogan’s Heroes.

Born in Paris, France, Clary was the youngest of four children. His father died when he was two years old, and his mother remarried when he was six. His stepfather was an abusive man, and Clary ran away from home when he was 12 years old. He began working as a cabaret singer, and also did some modeling.

In 1942, Clary was arrested and sent to the Drancy internment camp for Jews. He was later transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he was forced to work in a factory. In 1945, he was liberated by the Allied forces.

After the war, Clary returned to Paris and resumed his career as a singer. He also began acting, appearing in several French films. In 1947, he moved to the United States, where he continued his acting career.

Clary’s most famous role was as Corporal LeBeau on Hogan’s Heroes. The show aired from 1965 to 1971, and Clary appeared in all 168 episodes.

After Hogan’s Heroes ended, Clary appeared in a number of television shows and movies. He has also done voice work for animated shows and video games.

In addition to his acting career, Clary is also an author. He has written two books about his experiences during the Holocaust: Resilience: An Interview with Robert Clary (2000) and From Auschwitz to Hollywood: One Man’s Story (2006).

Clary has been married twice. His first wife was actress Darlene Conley, with whom he had two children. His second wife is actress Barbara Stuart.

Clary is currently 94 years old and resides in Los Angeles, California.

General Info

Full NameRobert Clary
Height1.55 m
ProfessionActor

Family

SpouseNatalie Cantor Metzger

Accomplishments

MoviesRemembrance of Love, The Hindenburg, A New Kind of Love, New Faces, Thief of Damascus, Ten Tall Men
TV ShowsHogan's Heroes, Safe Haven

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1Summing up his Holocaust experiences: "The whole experience was a complete nightmare, the way they treated us, what we had to do to survive. We were less than animals. Sometimes I dream about those days. I wake up in a sweat terrified for fear I'm about to be sent away to a concentration camp. But I don't hold a grudge because that's a great waste of time. Yes, there's something dark in the human soul. For the most part human beings are not very nice. That's why when you find those who are, you cherish them."

Facts

#Fact
1Even though he spent time in German Concentration Camps and lost many family members during World War II, and even though he lectures about the Holocaust, many people who have seen him on stage or screen are not aware that Clary is Jewish.
2Is friends with Robert Conrad.
3Retired from acting and gives lectures about the Holocaust. [December 2001]
4After the death of cast mate Richard Dawson in 2012, Clary is the only surviving complete series cast member of Hogan's Heroes (1965), only final season regular Kenneth Washington is still alive as of 2013.
5Clary and Larry Hovis (Andrew Carter on Hogan's Heroes (1965), former singer) would sing together between shots.
6Clary, having been in a concentration camp, has a tattoo on his arm.
7During most of the filming of the first season of Hogan's Heroes (1965), Robert became frustrated with the smallness of the part he was playing. At one point, he wanted to leave the show altogether, but something a director said to him made change his mind.
8Was good friends with Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes (1965)), even after the show had been canceled, and until Werner's death.
9Best remembered by the public for his role as "Corporal Louis LeBeau" in the television series Hogan's Heroes (1965).
10Brother-in-law of Marjorie Cantor, Edna Cantor McHugh, Marilyn Cantor Baker and Janet Cantor Gari.
11He moved to the US in 1949 and found work in nightclubs, then made a name for himself in the Broadway show "New Faces of 1952."
12Began singing professionally at the age of 12.
13Was the youngest of 14 children; most of whom died in the Nazi concentration camps.
14Has a tattoo on his left forearm, "A5714," from his time in a German concentration camp during WWII.
15Son-in-law of Eddie Cantor and Ida Tobias Cantor.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1973TV SeriesPierre
Arnie1972TV SeriesYves
Hogan's Heroes1965-1971TV SeriesCpl. Louis LeBeau
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesMaurice (segment "Love and the Letter")
The High Chaparral1969TV SeriesLucien Charot
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesMarcel Pleusteau
A New Kind of Love1963Frenchman at Restaurant
Play of the Week1960TV Series
Max Liebman Spectaculars1955TV SeriesEric Highlights
Appointment with Adventure1955TV Series
Thief of Damascus1952Aladdin
Ten Tall Men1951Mossul
Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry2001TV ShortHenri Matisse (voice)
The Bold and the Beautiful1990-1991TV SeriesPierre Jourdan
The New Adam-121990TV SeriesRestaurant Owner
The Munsters Today1989TV SeriesLouis Schechter
Days of Our Lives1987TV SeriesRobert LeClair
Masquerade1984TV SeriesMssr. Dadier
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesIpsy Dauphin
The Hindenburg1975Joseph Spah
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond1975TV MovieLouis XVI
Love Thy Neighbor1973TV Series

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bold and the Beautiful1990TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Hindenburg1975performer: "There's a Lot To Be Said for the Fuehrer"
Hogan's Heroes1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Faces1954performer: "Lucky Pierre", "Love Is a Simple Thing", "Alouette", "Raining Memories", "I'm in Love with Miss Logan", "Bal Petit Bal"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul of an Artist2017Documentary filmingHimself
Untitled Bill Hayes DocumentaryDocumentary post-production
The Last Laugh2016/IDocumentaryHimself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004DocumentaryHimself
Unlikely Heroes2003DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Robert Clary A5714: A Memoir of Liberation1984DocumentaryHimself
Remembrance of Love1982TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
The Cross-Wits1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1971TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHimself
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963-1969TV SeriesHimself - Regular Panelist / Himself / Himself - Guest Panelist
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
Gypsy1967TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Boone Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Big Party1959TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Garry Moore Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Lux Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Club 601957TV SeriesHimself
The Spike Jones Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Rosemary Clooney Show1956TV SeriesHimself
The Martha Raye Show1954TV SeriesHimself
The Blue Angel1954TV SeriesHimself
New Faces1954Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1952TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Ed Wynn Show1950TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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