Actor Robert Hogan dies aged 87

By April Norris

The actor Robert Hogan died from complications of pneumonia on 27 May, at his home in coastal Maine, after living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease for eight years.

He was born in Jamaica and began his career with the US army in Korea, before studying Engineering at New York University, where he changed careers and decided to become an actor.

The actor appeared in more than 100 TV shows like She Wrote, Barnaby Jones, Gun Smoke, The Rochford Files, 77 Sunset Strip, and Alice.

In 1965 and 1970, he guest starred in CBS’ Hogan’s Heroes, the main character of which was named after him by co-creator Bernard Fein.

Hogan won the Outer Critics Circle Award in 1998 for his performance as attorney Clarence Darrow in Never the Sinner, a show about the Leopold and Loeb murder trial in the 1920s.

He also appeared in soap operas such as Another World, All My Children, One Life to Live, and As the World Turns.

Hogan’s family have requested that instead of flowers, those wishing to pay their respects can donate to the non-profit organisation DOROT in New York City or the Alzheimer’s Association.