Before pursuing an acting career, Bob was a prominent radio personality, first in New York, then Connecticut, and finally Los Angeles where he hosted the No. For Hook, it meant diving into one of most lurid murder cases Arizona has ever seen. In June 1978, he was found bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale apartment. Robert David Crane the son of Bob Crane from his first marriage who knew his father before and after his success with the television shows and a few fil I knew that he was murdered and a few of the sordid details from the press at the time but really didn't know exactly what happened. Still, he doesn't know if this is the last he's written on the murder. Robert Crane does not speak to his step-siblings, and his mother and sisters refuse to talk about what happened so many years ago in blistering Scottsdale. It all started after Robert Crane, the actor’s oldest child, had written Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder. He had joined his high school's marching and jazz bands as well as the orchestra. However, he returned to television with ‘The Bob Crane Show’ on NBC, which was cancelled after 13 weeks due to poor ratings. Looking for something to watch? After ‘Hogan's Heroes’ ended, Crane’s career graph started declining. he says. "Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder" (book). Co-star Richard Dawson served as Crane's best man. His co-star Victoria Ann Berry discovered his body.He was bludgeoned to death with a weapon that was never identified. Carpenter had also been involved in numerous sexual encounters along with Bob Crane. From an evidence photograph of the car's interiors, Raines discovered a piece of brain tissue. He is survived by his parents Billy and Jeanne Crane… She had three stepchildren from Crane's earlier marriage to Anne Terzian: Karen, Deborah, and Robert David Crane. [2] Though no longer using her stage name, she later oversaw a tribute website to her husband, with a blog where she answered questions from fans of her husband and Hogan's Heroes. "I told him I would only do this if he was comfortable with it," he says. His most recent book is "Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder," published in 2015. 05 November 2016; by Eric Kohn; Indiewire; Paul Schrader has the outsized personality of a cigar-chomping studio mogul, the soul of a cinephile, and the Diy filmmaking ethos of a … 'Bobby' didn't start calling himself 'Jr.' "They want me to wait until they're in college.". Unfortunately, it was canceled after 13 episodes. His first move was obvious. Bob Crane was offered the role of Colonel Robert E. Hogan in ‘Hogan's Heroes’ in 1965.