Dick Hogan; Big Band Singer, Movie Actor
Dick Hogan, 77, a big band singer who became a film actor in the 1930s and 1940s. Hogan began his career singing in clubs and sang with Glenn Miller’s orchestra before turning to films. He made his debut in “Saturday’s Heroes” starring Van Heflin in 1937. He later appeared as the airline steward in “Five Came Back,” as the youngest of “Three Sons,” in the leading role opposite Gale Storm in “One Crowded Night,” as Paulette Goddard’s kid brother in “Pot o’ Gold,” and as a dying soldier in Claudette Colbert’s “So Proudly We Hail.” Hogan interrupted his career to serve in World War II, during which he appeared in the military stage show “Winged Victory” and in its film version. His final film role was as the body in Alfred Hitchcock’s murder mystery “The Rope” in 1948. Hogan then returned to his native Arkansas and became an insurance agent. On Aug. 18 in Little Rock, Ark., of a heart attack.