Beloved American TV star LARRY HOVIS has lost his battle with cancer. He was 67.

Hovis, who is best known for playing SGT CARTER on the 1960s TV series HOGAN'S HEROES, was found dead at his home in San Marcos, Texas, where he taught drama, on Tuesday (09SEP03).

The actor was born on an Indian reservation in Washington in 1936 and he started out in showbusiness as part of a family musical act when he was just five.

Hovis was also a co-creator and performer on comedy show ROWAN AND MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN.

11/09/2003 21:12