3.12.2014

HOGAN'S HEROES FIRST HELGA CYNTHIA LYNN HAS DIED AT 76

 

Cynthia Lynn, who played Colonel Klink’s secretary Fraulein Helga on “Hogan’s Heroes” during the first season, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 76 and had been suffering from hepatitis. She was among the last surviving cast members of the 1960s military comedy.

Born Zinta Valda Zimilis, in Riga, Latvia, she last acted in 1975 in an episode of “Harry O.”

She also appeared in “Gidget Grows Up,” “Mission: Impossible,” “The Odd Couple,” “Love American Style” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.”

UPDATEFROM HER DAUGHTER LISA BRANDO: We just set up a way for friends and fans to be able to donate to help raise funds for my mothers memorial service. Thank you all so very, very much for all your love and support during the most difficult time in my life. I don't know how I will get thru this but I can truly feel the outpouring of my friends love for me and the love of my mothers fans. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Lisa XOXO



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