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Bob Crane...The Story!

Written by Cyn Felthousen-Post


Bob Crane was probably best remembered for his role as senior ranking, Colonel Hogan on the 1960’s television series, Hogan’s Heroes.” The popular series originally aired from 1965 to 1971. Colonel Hogan was a prisoner of war (POW), during the war with Nazi Germany

He was known for being a womanizer, both on and off screen, although there is no evidence that he was ever inappropriate with any of his acting colleagues. He was known to be a very sexual man and enjoyed filming his sex-capades.

When Crane didn’t show for a business meeting, a concerned friend/business associate went to his apartment and discovered Crane’s dead body, with an electrical cord wrapped around his neck. It was determined though, that he had been bludgeoned to death.

A Sony representative, and friend to Crane, was suspected of his death. The main suspect, John Carpenter, was possibly thought to have had homosexual interests in Crane. In the end, Carpenter was acquitted of the murder of Bob Crane. To this day, the identity of the murderer remains a mystery.