Robert Hogan dead: The Wire and Peyton Place actor dies aged 87 from complications from pneumonia
Robert Hogan, best known for his roles in The Wire and Peyton Place, has died following complications from pneumonia at his home in Maine on May 27. He was 87 years old.
The actor’s family confirmed the sad news in an announcement in the New York Times.
Hogan had been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013.
He had a prolific acting career, appearing on more than 100 network programs over 60 years in show business.
Hogan had been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013
The actor appeared in more than 100 network programs over 60 years
Born in Jamaica, Queens, Hogan served as a member of the US Army in Korea before he decided engineering was his calling.
Following an honourable discharge from the military, he was thrown into another industry entirely after a professor suggested he take an aptitude test to help decide if engineering was really the right professional path for him.
The test results pushed Hogan to enter the arts, which sent him down a six decade-long path in the film and television industry.
Following the transition, he studied at Manhattan’s esteemed American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He is perhaps best known for his appearances in Peyton Place and The Wire
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From then on, he landed in dozens of roles on popular shows, which began in the 60s.
His credits include Hogan’s Heroes, Laverne & Shirley, The Donna Reed Show, General Hospital, The Twilight Zone, One Day at a Time, I Dream of Jeannie, The F.B.I, Days of Our Lives, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Wire and a number of Law & Order programmes.
He is perhaps best known, though, for his appearances in Peyton Place, The Wire and Batman.
Hogan also had a very successful theatre career too, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award in 1998 for his portrayal of attorney Clarence Darrow in Never the Sinner.
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More recently, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood shouted out Hogan and praised his work while watching an episode of The F.B.I.
The actor is survived by his wife of 38 years, novelist Mary Hogan, his children and grandchildren.
Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to DOROT in New York City or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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