KLEMPERER, WERNER (1920-2000)
German-American stage, film and TV actor, singer/musician. The son of Otto Klemperer, conductor and musical director of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra.
SIG – ballpoint pen ink signature on a 3″x5″ card. Accompanied by a 10″x8″ black and white silver gelatin reprint glossy character still as Colonel Klink in the popular TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes.
Klemperer and his family fled Germany in 1935. After service in the US Army during WWII, he began his professional acting career on the Broadway stage in 1947. Klemperer appeared in several films and numerous guest starring roles during the 1950’s and ’60s. In 1965, he won the role of Colonel Wilhelm Klink on the CBS TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. The series aired for six seasons with Klemperer receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for each year, winning the award in 1968 and 1969.