At the age of 96, Robert Clary, an American actor of French descent best known for his part in the CBS sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, passed away on November 16. The soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful featured Clary on a regular basis, which helped make him well-known. The Holocaust survivor who later became an actor overcame his obstacles and achieved fame. Throughout the course of his extensive television and film career, he was able to amass a sizeable fortune for himself. Here is what we know about the late actor’s income and net worth.
Robert Clary’s Net Worth
Robert Clary’s net worth was estimated to be $1.5 million at the time of his dying. Some publications claim that he has a significantly higher net worth of $1.9 million. Clary’s acting career was mostly responsible for these earnings. He played Corporal Louis LeBeau in the CBS television series Hogan’s Heroes. LeBeau was a character in the World War II drama that followed the activities in a German POW camp. LeBeau was a French prisoner of an Allied sabotage group. The programme ran from 1965 to 1971. Robert was the show’s only remaining original cast member. After Hogan’s Heroes was cancelled in 1971, the actor acted in a number of feature films with a World War II theme, including the television picture Remembrance of Love. He appeared in The Hindenburg, a 1975 motion picture based on the Hindenburg accident. Clary played Joseph Späh, a real-life traveller, in the film. He has been in countless TV shows, including The High Chaparral, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, Fantasy Island, and The Bold and the Beautiful. He acted in it earlier in 1952 and sang two songs for the film New Faces, which was a 1952 Broadway production of the same name.
Robert Clary life and Holocaust survival
Robert was born in Paris to Jewish Orthodox parents. He was the youngest of his parents’ 14 children, 10 of whom perished in the Holocaust. Clary spent more than two years in prison and had the ID mark A-5714 permanently inked on his body. He decided to keep quiet about the terrible incident for 36 years. “I kept these recollections inside of myself throughout the fight. But those who seek to minimise the Holocaust, my suffering and the suffering of millions of others have compelled me to speak out, “He later added. In his 2001 memoir From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes, Clary said, “I had to explain that [Hogan’s Heroes] was about prisoners of war in a stalag, not a concentration camp, and although I did not want to diminish what soldiers went through during their internments, it was like night and day from what people endured in concentration camps.” After leaving the camp in 1945, he went back to France and started working as a dancer in nightclubs to support himself. In order to record a song for Capitol Records and launch his career, he moved to Los Angeles in 1949.
Robert Clary Career
Clary re-entered the entertainment business and began singing songs that were successful not just in France but also in the US. In 1948, Clary created his first recordings, which were wired to the US and issued on CDs by Capitol Records. October 1949 marked his arrival in America. One of Clary’s first on-stage appearances in the US occurred in 1950 during a French-language comedy routine on The Ed Wynn Show. Later, Clary met Merv Griffin and Eddie Cantor. Clary and Cantor were “the closest of friends” for 15 years before he finally had the chance to meet Natalie Cantor Metzger, whom he later married in 1965. Thanks to Cantor, Clary went on The Colgate Comedy Hour later. Both the early NBC sitcom The Martha Raye Show and the CBS drama anthology series Appointment with Adventure featured Clary in the middle of the 1950s.
Clary’s comical skills were quickly recognised by Broadway, where he appeared in several popular musicals, including New Faces of 1952, which was later made into a 1954 film.
He appeared in Thief of Damascus (1952), a film starring Paul Henreid and Lon Chaney Jr. In 1958, he made a cameo on The Gisele MacKenzie Show. He made a brief cameo as Lily’s acting coach Louis Schecter in The Munsters Today’s “Green Eyed Munsters” episode.
In a 1959 British production of Edward Chodorov’s Monsieur Lautrec, he was chosen to portray Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, the play’s titular character. For two weeks, the play was presented at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. Despite negative reviews for the play According to The Stage, Clary portrayed Lautrec with “a delicacy and a moving intensity.