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Smogboy
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 2:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What? The actor that played James Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes you say? Yes, that Ivan Dixon. And what's it doing in the Detroit section of DetroitYes?

For those of you who happen to be trivia buffs, the character who was affectionately known as "Kinch" was supposed to be from our fair city of Detroit. Above & beyond his role on that show, Ivan Dixon seemed to have a much varied, storied and decorated career as well.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200 80319/ap_en_ce/obit_dixon
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Ltdave
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 7:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

always liked Ivan Dixon's character better than the one played by Kenneth Washington (HH 1970-71)
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Ferntruth
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 3:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^Completely agree! Ivan Dixon's character was far better - only he could keep the radio working for Col. Hogan!
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Smogboy, you know everything and everybody! I had forgotten that Kinch was from Detroit....but when I was young and watching Hogan's Heroes, it was in large part because Dixon was there, a rare black face in the pantheon of 60's television.

Rest in Peace, Ivan! Thanks so much!
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Smogboy
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Leoqueen, I just know the infliuential and important people like you. Hogan's Heroes was one of those rare shows that I often look back at and wonder "How did they ever get this past the network brass?". Not only was the subject matter of POWs touchy but to couple it with Nazis as well? I'm still amazed and in an odd way, I still like the humor of the show as well.
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I know nothink....notttthink!"
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Jimaz
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 9:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.hogansheroesfanclub .com/castDixonIvan.php
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Downriviera
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm more amazed that the show aired in Germany.
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Smogboy
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 1:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe it's a lesson to be learned about us as human beings. As horrific and devastating as World War II was, and for that matter... so many other things that this world tosses at us- is there anything THAT sacred that we really shouldn't be able to smile and maybe even laugh at?

If memory serves me, some of the actors that were on the Hogan's Heroes show were of Jewish descent and had to play Nazis themselves. I vaguely remember one of them even mentioning that what better way of having a small bit of revenge than to play them as utter buffoons?
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Janesback
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ivan Dixon also was in the original television version of "A Raisin in the Sun" . He was so very young, as the period was in the early 60s' with Ruby Dee and Sidney Portier. Great movie........Jane
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56packman
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My father (a WWII veteran) used to walk through the living room while "Hogan's heros" was on and mutter "the Germans weren't that stupid"

Then there is Bob Crane and his video-kink thing!
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Jrvass
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ivan Dixon was born in NY, NY. Went to high school in Durham, NC.

The Sgt. Kincheloe character was from Detroit.
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Ferntruth
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"If memory serves me, some of the actors that were on the Hogan's Heroes show were of Jewish descent and had to play Nazis themselves"

Robert Cleary (who played LeBeau) spent time in a concentration camp during the war. I met him once when he was here in Detroit at the Holocaust Memorial Center at the JCC.

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