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 Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Mar 2008 (aged 76)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 25374330 · View Source
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Actor, Television Director. Born in New York City, New York, he is best known for his role of ‘Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe’ in the World War II-based comedy series "Hogan's Heroes". Dixon began his career during the late 1950s, originating the role of ‘Joseph Asagai’ in the 1959 Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" and reprising it in in the 1961 motion picture version. He also had roles in the films "Porgy and Bess" (1959), "Nothing But a Man" (1964) and "A Patch of Blue" (1965). In 1965 he won the role of ‘Kinch” in “Hogan’s Heroes”, a comedy series about American prisoners-of-war in a German Stalag prison camp run by an inept commandant, and their sabotage efforts. The series, which featuring an ensemble cast that included Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Larry Hovis, John Banner, Werner Klemperer, and Robert Clary, was a great success during most of its run, lasting for 168 episodes from 1965 to 1971. Ivan Dixon had also made other television series appearances in the 1960s, including roles on "The Twilight Zone", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Defenders" and "I Spy". During the 1970s, he turned to television show directing and had credits with such series as, "The Waltons", "The Rockford Files", "The Greatest American Hero", "The A-Team" and "Magnum, P.I." When he retired from the entertainment business, he owned and operated a radio station in Hawaii. He passed away at age 76 in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25374330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ivan Dixon (6 Apr 1931–16 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25374330, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.