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 Howard Caine

Howard Caine

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Dec 1993 (aged 67)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 13001 · View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered for playing the role of German Gestapo Major 'Wolfgang Hochstetter' in the television comedy series, "Hogan's Heroes" (1967 to 1971). Born Howard Cohen in Nashville, Tennessee, he appeared in a Hal Roach "Our Gang" skit that was being filmed there, and took an interest in becoming an actor. In 1939, his family moved to New York City, where he began to learn acting. After service in the United States Navy at the end of World War II, he continued his studies at the Columbia University School of Drama, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His initial acting began on Broadway, where he worked in "Wonderful Town" (1947), "Inherit the Wind" (1948), and numerous other plays. In 1953, he transitioned to television, playing numerous small guest roles and background small roles in such television shows as "Ben Casey", "The Outer Limits", "My Favorite Martian", "The Detectives", "Leave it to Beaver", "Get Smart", and "Fantasy Island". He would also play in several movies, including "From the Terrace" (1960), "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), "The Man From the Diner's Club" (1963), "Alvarez Kelly" (1966), and "1776" (1972). His last role was as 'Lord Maxwell Beaverbrook' in the television miniseries "War and Remembrance" (1988). He would act in over 750 television shows, but it is his role of 'Major Hochstetter', the Gestapo chief in "Hogan's Heroes" for which he is best remembered. In the 1960s, he became interested in the five string banjo, and began playing it both for fun and professionally. During the period from 1970 to his death in 1993, he had taken trophies at 29 Banjo and Fiddle contests for both Best Traditional Banjo and Traditional Singing. He has appeared at a number of Folk Festivals and singing festivals. He was married twice, and his son, Lyle Caine, is a guitarist. He died in North Hollywood, California.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson


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  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Caine (2 Jan 1926–28 Dec 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13001, citing Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .