Former 'Hogan Heroes' star Cynthia Lynn dies at age 76

By Shaunice Conyers,

Actress Cynthia Lynn, known to many for her role on Hogan's Heroes, has died at the age of 76.

The Hollywood Reporter discloses that on Hogan's Heros, Lynn portrayed the character of Helga. Helga, was the secretary of Werner Klemperer's Colonel Wilhelm Klink. Lynn appeared in 22 episodes of Hogan's Heroes. Hogan's Heroes ran for six seasons on CBS from September 1965 to April 1971. Lynn also appeared on such TV shows as Mission: Impossible, The Odd Couple, and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Variety reports that before starring on Hogan's Heroes, Lynn appeared in the 1964 film Bedtime Story alongside Marlon Brando. Subsequently, when Brando died, Lynn's daughter Lisa claimed that Brando was her father. Lisa says that her mom met Brando while filming Bedtime Story.

A book released in 2002, titled Escape to Freedom: A Biography of Cynthia Lynn, told about Lynn's life story. It discussed the story of her family’s quest from Latvia to Germany to the United States during and after World War II. Additionally, it told of Lynn's relationship with Hogan’s Heroes co-star Bob Crane, which was depicted in the film Auto Focus.

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