Wednesday, April 20, 2011

RIP Jon Cedar

'Hogan's Heroes' Actor Jon Cedar Dies
by Mike Barnes
Veteran character actor Jon Cedar died April 14 at Providence Tarzana
Medical Center in Los Angeles after a brief battle with leukemia. He
was 80.

Cedar had a regular role as the lovable Corporal Langenscheidt on the
1965-71 sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He also appeared on such shows as Ben
Casey, Barnaby Jones, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Moonlighting, The
Greatest American Hero and Matlock. He wrote, produced and appeared in
The Manitou, a 1978 film starring Tony Curtis.

Cedar and his late wife, Barbara, created and ran the Barbara's Place
script-typing service during the 1970s and '80s.

As a youngster, Cedar traveled the country with his family appearing
off-Broadway and in national tours with such shows as Irma la Douce,
The Deputy and South Pacific. He and his brother George also did many
performances at the Players Ring, a Hollywood theater troupe.

In addition to his brother, survivors include his daughter, Loren
Thompson, his son, Michael Cedar, and his longtime companion, Elynore
Leigh.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Groman Eden Mortuary
in Mission Hills, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the American Leukemia Society or to the Screen Actors Guild
Foundation, Emergency Assistance Fund.

CEDAR, Jon
Born: 1/22/1931, U.S.A.
Died: 4/142011, Tarzana, California, U.S.A.

Jon Ceadar's westerns - actor:
The Quest (TV) - 1976 (Sawyer)
Death Hunt - 1981 (Hawkins)

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