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Leon Askin
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Actor
    (September 18, 1907-June 3, 2005)
    Born in Vienna, Austria
    Birth name was Leon Aschkenasy
    Portrayed General Burkhalter on Hogan's Heroes
    Provided the voice of Fearless Leader in The Bullwinkle Show
    Appeared in the films 'The Road to Bali' (1952), 'The Robe' (1953), 'Spy Chasers' (1955), 'One, Two, Three' (1961), 'The Terror of Doctor Mabuse' (1962), 'What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?' (1966), 'The Maltese Bippy' (1969), 'The World's Greatest Athlete' (1973), 'Airplane II: The Sequel' (1982) and 'Stiffs' (1985)
    He is a Jewish actor best known for portraying a Nazi.
    Even outside of General Burkhalter, he was typecast as 'bad guy with a foreign accent.'
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    He was performing at the Louise Dumont Theatre in Dusseldorf, Germany, when the Nazis took over, after which he was fired, arrested and beaten.
    After the Nazis annexed Austria, he fled for France and then the US.
    He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
    His parents died in a concentration camp.

Credit: C. Fishel


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