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Sigrid Valdis

  • Original Name Patricia Annette Olson
  • Birth 21 Sep 1935 Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
  • Death 14 Oct 2007 Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 22971771

Actress. Best known for her role as Colonel Klink's secretary "Hilda" on the televsion series "Hogan's Heroes." She married the show's star Bob Crane on the set in 1970, the couple had two children. Crane was murdered in 1978. Though of Swedish decent she was born Patricia Olson in Bakersfield, California. She grew up in southern California and graduated from Marymount High School. After high school she moved to Europe and later New York and worked as a model. She made her film debut in the 1962 film "Two Tickets to Paris." She appeared in several films including: "Marriage on the Rocks," in 1965 co-starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and "Our Man Flint" in 1966. She joined "Hogan's Heroes" in 1965 and remained on the show five years. In 1971 she retired from acting only to return in 1998 in the Seattle based radio program "Shaken, Not Stirred." She died on October 14, 2007 of lung cancer at age 72.

Bio by: The Perplexed Historian

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  • Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
  • Added: 18 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22971771
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sigrid Valdis (21 Sep 1935–14 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22971771, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .