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[Deathwatch] Larry Hovis, actor, 67



'Hogan's Heroes' Actor Larry Hovis Dies at 67

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Actor Larry Hovis, who played Sgt. Carter in the
1960s television series "Hogan's Heroes" and later taught drama at
Texas State University, has died of cancer at the age of 67, the school
said on Wednesday.

Hovis was best known for his work in "Hogan's Heroes," the long-running
comedy about World War II soldiers in a German prison camp, but also
had a recurring role in the television show "Gomer Pyle, USMC" and was
a creator and performer on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In."

He got into show business early, forming a musical act with his sister
at the age of 5, and went on to become a drummer, singer, comedian,
writer, game show producer and stage and television actor, the school
said.

He joined the university in the central Texas town of San Marcos in
1990 and taught acting and characterization until his death on Tuesday,
the school said.

A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday at the school's Theater
Center.