Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Werner Klemperer Biography (1920-2000)
Born March 22, 1920, in Cologne, Germany; came to the United States in the 1930s; son of Otto Klemperer (an orchestra conductor) and his wife (an opera singer). Addresses: Contact--Marion Rosenberg, 8428 Melrose Place, SuiteC, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
- Birth Details
- March 22, 1920
- Cologne, Germany
- Death Details
- December 6, 2000
- New York
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Colonel Wilhelm Klink, Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1965-71.
- Dean Woodman, Mr. Sunshine, ABC, 1986.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Inspector Hoffman, Assignment: Munich, ABC, 1972.
- Charles Edward Medford, Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1981.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Safe Conduct," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1956.
- "Face of Evil," M Squad, NBC, 1957.
- "Comstock Conspiracy," Maverick, ABC, 1957.
- "Sunday Supplement," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1958.
- "The Case of the Desperate Daughter," Perry Mason, CBS, 1958.
- "Iron Curtain," Steve Canyon, NBC, 1959.
- "Haunted U-Boat," Alcoa Presents One Step Beyond, ABC, 1959.
- "Tunnel to Yesterday," Troubleshooters, NBC, 1959.
- "Gold Fever," The Alaskans, ABC, 1960.
- "The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout," Perry Mason, CBS, 1960.
- "Vigilantes of Montana," Overland Trail, NBC, 1960.
- "The Observer," Alcoa Theater, CBS, 1960.
- "The Pearls of Ratu," The Islanders, ABC, 1961.
- "The Third Medallion," The Third Man, syndicated, 1962.
- "Man in a Suitcase," G.E. True, CBS, 1962.
- "The Wonder of Wanda," Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1963.
- "The Dream Book," My Three Sons, ABC, 1963.
- "Escape to Freedom," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.
- "Trial at Grand Forks," The Dakotas, ABC, 1963.
- "Total Recall," My Three Sons, ABC, 1963.
- "The Prisoner," Insight, syndicated, 1964.
- "The Project Strigas Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1964.
- "The Blizzard Makers," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ABC, 1964.
- "All That Glitters," Lost in Space, CBS, 1966.
- "The Funeral," Night Gallery, NBC, 1972.
- "Gowns by Louie," The Doris Day Show, CBS, 1972.
- "The Devil, You Say," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1973.
- "All Bets Off," McMillan and Wife, ABC, 1973.
- The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.
- Matt Houston, ABC, 1983.
- Narrator, "Views of a Vanishing Frontier," American Experience, PBS, 1988.
- "The Mostly Mozart Festival," Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 1990.
- Also appeared on Vegas, ABC.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Major Erich Mueller, Wake Me When the War Is Over, ABC, 1969.
- Franz Altmuller, The Rhinemann Exchange, NBC, 1977.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Voice of Strauss, Barenboim Conducts Strauss, PBS, 1993.
- Also appeared in Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty, 1980.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Lawyer, Death of a Scoundrel, RKO, 1956.
- Bendesh, Flight to Hong Kong, United Artists (UA), 1956.
- Dr. Simmons, Five Steps to Danger, UA, 1957.
- Paul Renkov, Istanbul, Universal, 1957.
- Commander Wallace, Kiss Them for Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- Joseph Jessup, The High Cost of Loving, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1958.
- Harold Messner, Houseboat, Paramount, 1958.
- The Goddess, Columbia, 1958.
- Emil Hahn, Judgment at Nuremberg, UA, 1961.
- Adolf Eichmann, Operation Eichmann, Allied Artists, 1961.
- Brunner, Escape from East Berlin (also known as Tunnel), MGM, 1962.
- Mr. Leffer, Youngblood Hawke, Warner Bros., 1964.
- Lieutenant Heebner, Ship of Fools, Columbia, 1965.
- Klaus, The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, UA, 1968.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Dear Charles, Morosco Theatre, 1954.
- A Shot in the Dark, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1970.
- Selim Bass, Abduction from the Seraglio (opera), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1970.
- Cyrano de Bergerac, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles,CA, 1973.
- Viggo Schiwe, The Night of the Tribades, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Hang On to Me, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.
- Achille Weber, Idiot's Delight, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, DC, 1986.
- Prokofiev, Master Class, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Herr Schultz, Cabaret, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1987, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1988.
- The Players Club Centennial Salute, Schubert Theatre, New York City, 1989.
- Max Detweiler, The Sound of Music, New York State Theater, New York City,1990.
- Made Broadway debut in Heads or Tails, 1947; also appeared in Galileo, The Insect Comedy, and 20th Century.
Credits; Major Tours
- Herr Schultz, Cabaret, U.S. cities, 1988.
- Performer on a Milwaukee Symphony recording of Berlioz's Lelio, 1994.
- Author of foreword, Hogan's Heroes: A Comprehensive Reference to the 1965-1971 Television Comedy Series, with Cast Biographies and an Episode Guide, by Brenda Scott Royce, McFarland, 1993.
- New York Daily News, January 26, 1988, p. 31.
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