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Bob Crane made what is credited as his last televised appearance on a Canadian cooking show entitled "Celebrity Cooks". The episode was first scheduled to air in early July, 1978. However, after Crane was murdered on June 29 of that year, the episode was pulled from broadcast and never aired. According to Paul Schrader, the crew deliberately taped over the episode, giving him license to recreate the show's taping in the movie.According to witnesses who were present when the show was being taped, Crane made several off-color jokes about women's breasts and appeared disillusioned. He also reportedly momentarily fought back tears when mentioning that he and his then wife Sigrid Valdis were in the midst of getting a divorce.
No. Director John Carpenter and the John Carpenter who befriended Bob Crane and was charged, and later acquitted, of murdering Crane are two different people.John Henry Carpenter, Bob Crane's accomplice in many of his sexual exploits, was born in 1928 and is now deceased. John Howard Carpenter, the famed director of movies such as "Halloween" and "Escape From New York", was born in 1948 and is still alive (as of 2015).
Yes. Bob Crane was the real life star of "Hogan's Heroes", he did have a friendship with a man named John Carpenter, he and Carpenter were known to engage in sexual exploits at the height and nadir of Crane's career, and Crane was murdered in 1978.Like many biopics, some scenes were added for dramatic (and, in this case, sometimes darkly comic) effect, and several people who knew Crane and Carpenter personally have disputed the validity and accuracy of certain parts of the movie. However, the overall sequence of major events depicted in the movie actually happened in real life.
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