Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Happy Independence Day, America!

Bob Crane performs a variety act
for Operation Entertainment
To kick off the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, we thought we'd highlight Bob Crane's volunteer work with the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to serving in the U.S. National Guard in Stamford, CT, from 1948-1950 (he achieved the rank of corporal), Bob also donated his time to Operation Entertainment (a variety television program that traveled around the world to provide entertainment to U.S. soldiers) and the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network, for whom he recorded a weekly radio show for broadcast to U.S. troops serving overseas. 

And what goes better with the 4th of July than some good baseball? In this clip, Bob Crane (a great fan of the LA Dodgers) interviews Cecil Barker, producer of The Red Skelton Hour, who shares an interesting piece of baseball trivia.

Cecil Barker Interview
Bob Crane / U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network
July 1968

Bob Crane Cecil Barker Interview / US AFRN 1968 by vote4bobcrane

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