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Berlin Betty
(Antoinette Bower) is the villainess from episode 5.13 of Hogan's Heroes, "Is There a Traitor in the House? (airdate December 19, 1969).

Berlin Betty is a Nazi radio broadcaster who sends messages urging the Allies to surrender.

Berlin Betty's latest show was playing over the airwaves early in the episode, with the prisoners (and even Sgt. Schultz) enraptured by her seductive tone. After learning from Klink that Betty's broadcasts are played constantly over London, Hogan decided to use Betty in their plan to have a Nazi ball bearings plant bombed.

The plan was to have Peter Newkirk (Richard Dawson) join Betty's latest broadcast, under the belief that he'll urge England to surrender.  In reality, he'll send a coded message to their Underground allies.

Hogan's group was utterly amazed by Betty's stunning looks, and in particular her long sexy legs as she exited the limo.  After she entered Klink's office, Newkirk was also taken. As soon as they were alone together, Betty interrupted Newkirk's act with a story that she was forced to do the pro-Nazi broadcasts due to the Nazis holding her family hostage. Betty's story garnered sympathy from Newkirk, leading to the pair kissing each other; all the while, Newkirk had doubts with going through with the plan.

After Betty's story was told to the Heroes, Col. Robert Hogan (Bob Crain) left the decision up to Newkirk, who later went through with the plan. However, after delivering the message, Betty showed her true colors and stated that she had no family; revealing that she made up the story to make sure that Newkirk was sincere in his message of surrender. The episode ends with the Heroes' plan successful in blowing up the ball bearing factory, but Betty's fate was never revealed.

Trivia Edit

  • Antoinette Bower appears as the villainous nurse Miss Greco in the 1961 episode "A Woman's Help", on the TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
  • Antoinette Bower appears as Delilah Dovro in the 1965 episode "The Bow-Wow Affair" for the TV series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
  • Antoinette Bower appears as Janet Coburn in the 1965 episode "The Night of Sudden Death" for the TV series, "The Wild Wild West".
  • Antoinette Bower appears as Miss Valerie in the 1969 episode "Valerie of the Dolls" for the TV series "Get Smart".
  • Antoinette Bower appears as Claire Molloch in the 1984 movie "The Evil That Men Do".

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