Sigrid Valdis

About Sigrid Valdis

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: September 21, 1935
Birth Place: Bakersfield, California, USA, United States
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1957–1970
Spouse(s): George Gilbert Ateyeh (1958-1967; his death); 1 child Bob Crane (1970-1978; his death); 2 children
Children: Melissa Smith Robert Scott Crane Ana Sarmiento

Sigrid Valdis

Sigrid Valdis was born on September 21, 1935 in Bakersfield, California, USA, United States, is Actress. Sigrid Valdis, born as Patricia Annette Olson, was an American actress best recognized for playing the role of Hilda in the television series ‘Hogan's Heroes’. She had appeared in TV shows like ‘Kraft Television Theatre’ and ‘The Wild Wild West’. On the big screen, the actress contributed to ‘Marriage on the Rocks’, ‘Our Man Flint’ and ‘The Venetian Affair’. She had also guest-starred in a number of television shows and movies. Twice widowed, Valdis died in 2007 due to lung cancer at the age of 72. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. A great actress with impeccable acting skills, she is still remembered by not only Hollywood artistes but also by people outside of the film industry. Valdis, who had hundreds of thousands of admirers in her lifetime, is still alive in the hearts of her fans across the globe even years after her death.
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As per our current Database, Sigrid Valdis has been died on October 14, 2007(2007-10-14) (aged 72)\nAnaheim, California, U.S..

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When Sigrid Valdis die, Sigrid Valdis was 72 years old.

Popular As Sigrid Valdis
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 21, 1935 (Bakersfield, California, USA, United States)
Birthday September 21
Town/City Bakersfield, California, USA, United States
Nationality United States

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Sigrid Valdis’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Sigrid Valdis was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Valdis began acting in the late 1950s. She appeared in bit parts in films and guest starred in several television shows including The Wild Wild West and Kraft Television Theatre before landing the role of Hilda, Colonel Klink's secretary, in the sitcom Hogan's Heroes.


Valdis was married twice. Her first marriage was to fashion businessman George Gilbert Ateyeh, with whom she had a daughter, Melissa. Ateyeh died in 1967.


Valdis married secondly, on October 16, 1970, to Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane on the set of the series. Following the birth of their son in 1971, Valdis retired from acting. In 1978, she moved from the Los Angeles area after Crane was murdered.


In 1980, she moved to Seattle, where in 1998 she joined the cast of her son's syndicated weekly Sketch comedy radio show, Shaken, Not Stirred. In 2004, she moved back to her childhood home in Westwood. Though no longer using her stage name, she later oversaw a tribute website to her husband, with a blog where she answered questions from fans of her husband and Hogan's Heroes.


Twice widowed, Valdis died on October 14, 2007, from lung cancer in Anaheim, California, aged 72. She was survived by her two daughters, Melissa Smith and Ana Sarmiento; son, Scott; sister Dale Gudegast and brother-in-law Eric Braeden; and one granddaughter, Robbyn Smith and four grandsons. She had three stepchildren from Crane's earlier marriage to Anne Terzian: Karen, Deborah, and Robert David Crane.

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