Cynthia Lynn

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Cynthia Lynn
Cynthia Lynn Hogans Heroes.JPG
Lynn as Fräulein Helga in Hogan's Heroes, c. 1965
Born Zinta Valda Ziemelis
(1936-04-02)April 2, 1936
Riga, Latvia
Died March 10, 2014(2014-03-10) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962-1975
Known for Hogan's Heroes
Partner(s) Marlon Brando Bedtime Story (1964)
Bob Crane[1]
Children Lisa Brando[2]

Cynthia Lynn (born Zinta Valda Ziemelis; April 2, 1936 – March 10, 2014) was an American actress.[3]

Early life[edit]

Lynn was born in Latvia as Zinta Valda Ziemelis.[4] She and her mother fled in 1944, eventually arriving in the United States in 1950.[citation needed]


Lynn is best known as "Fraulein Helga" in Hogan's Heroes during the first season (1965–66). She returned to the series in the 1968 and 1971 episodes, "Will the Blue Baron Strike Again" and "Easy Come, Easy Go", respectively. Her last acting role was in 1975 in an episode of Harry O.[5]

Lynn wrote an autobiography, Escape to Freedom, with the assistance of Edward Ansara.[6]


Lynn died on March 10, 2014, at age 77, from multiple organ failure after being stricken with hepatitis.[7] She is survived by her daughter with Marlon Brando, Lisa Brando.[5]


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