Sigrid Valdis (Sigrid Valdis)

Sigrid  Valdis

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.

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  • September, 21, 1935
  • USA
  • California


  • October, 14, 2007
  • USA
  • California


  • Westwood Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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