Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

February 7, 2010


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Mannheim, Germany, May 19, 1979: The MPs who drove him from the Heidelberg railroad station to Ben Franklin Village thought he was Telly Savalas, star of the "Kojak" TV series, and so did fans who gathered to greet him and get his autograph. But it turns out the bald guy who was said to be unable to ask "who loves ya, baby?" because of a sore throat was really German insurance agent Horst Herzog. The incident -- a scam or a misunderstanding, depending on your point of view -- was a front-page story in Stars and Stripes two days later.