One of the last surviving cast members from the beloved 1960s CBS sitcom "Hogan’s Heroes" has died. Variety reports that Cynthia Lynn, who played Fraulein Helga — Colonel Klink’s secretary — on the series, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 76.
Lynn had been suffering from hepatitis, the report notes.
Her last acting role was in a 1975 episode of “Harry O.” Her other roles included parts on “Gidget Grows Up,” “The Odd Couple” and “The Six Million Dollar Man,” among other TV shows.
In 1964, she appeared in Marlon Brando’s “Bedtime Story.” After Brando died, Lynn’s daughter Lisa said that Brando was her father.
Lisa Brando wrote on Facebook, “Just wanted to thank you all so much for all your prayers and support during this difficult time. My mother will be truly missed. All my love to you and all her loving fans. XOXO.”
Lynn’s life story was told in a 2002 book, “Escape to Freedom: A Biography of Cynthia Lynn.” It told of her family’s journey from Latvia to Germany and then to the U.S. during World War II and afterward, the story notes.
Among the main cast members of "Hogan’s Heroes," which aired from 1965-1971, only Robert Clary is alive. Clary, 88, played Corporal "Frenchie" LeBeau.