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Leon Askin
Birth: Sep. 18, 1907
Vienna
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Jun. 3, 2005
Vienna
Vienna (Wien), Austria

Actor. Best known for playing 'General Albert Burkhalter' in the 1960s classic television series, "Hoganís Heroes." Leon was born into a Jewish family in Vienna. He started his career a nine year-old boy reciting a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Francis Joseph in front of the city hall of Vienna's ninth district. He went on to work as a cabaret artist in the 1930s. He would then have to flee to France, and later to the United States to escape persecution by the Nazis. He would even serve in the US Army during World War II. In 1938 he met Erwin Piscator, the founder of the school of Epic Realism, and worked with him for the next 30 years. He would usually be cast as the "funny villain." His biggest American film was staring opposite James Cagney and Arlene Francis in Billy Wilder's 1961 film "One, Two, Three." His other film roles include "The Maltese Bippy." in 1969, "Hammersmith Is Out" in 1972 costarring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and "Airplane II: The Sequel." The Majority of his work were foreign Films, and on Broadway, but he will always remembered as the General who always threatened to send Col. Klink to the eastern front on "Hogan's Hero's." (bio by: The Perplexed Historian) 
 
Burial:
Zentralfriedhof
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot: Group 33 G, # 34
 
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Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
Record added: Jun 03, 2005
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Leon Askin
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