Beloved HOGAN'S HEROES star SIGRID VALDIS has died of lung cancer at the age of 72. The sexy blonde played secretary Hilda for five seasons on the classic 1960s U.S. TV show and went on to marry the programme's star Bob Crane. The couple was wed on the show's set in 1970. Crane was found bludgeoned to death in the couple's Arizona apartment eight years later. Valdis was born Patricia Olson in Bakersfield, California in 1935 and made her mark as a model before becoming an actress. She retired from the profession in the early 1970s when she became a mother.