How Bob Crane Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Bob Crane reached the not so modest age of 49 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous actor.

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Bob Crane Net Worth: Bob Crane was an American actor and disc jockey who had a net worth of $150 thousand at the time of his death. He was best-known for starring on the television show “Hogan’s Heroes.” Crane appeared in all 168 of the show’s episodes. For “Hogan’s Heroes” he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series in 1966 and 1967.

How did Bob Crane die?

Crane had been bludgeoned to death with a weapon that was never identified, though investigators believed it to be a camera tripod. An electrical cord had been tied around his neck. Crane’s funeral was held on July 5, 1978, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westwood, Los Angeles.

Information about the death of Bob Crane
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death49 years
ProfessionActor, Disc jockey
BirthdayJuly 13, 1928
Death dateJune 29, 1978
Place of deathWinfield Place Condominiums, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Place of burialWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery


"People look upon a person in TV as someone they can see for nothing. This is carried over in casting pictures. They're afraid; they will not cast a TV lead to be a lead in a movie."

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"Working at Disney makes you aware of the family image of the studio. There are no naughty words used on the set like there were on the all-male cast of 'Hogan's Heroes.'"

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"I never would take a role of radio announcer, disc jockey or musician."

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"In high school my mind wandered all the time."

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"I had this fantasy. I would be at the Paramount Theater in New York and Louis Prima's drummer falls sick. The theater manager asks, 'Is there a drummer in the house?' I run up on stage and bang instant fame!"

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