Herman Wedemeyer Biography

Herman Wedemeyer

Age: 74

an All-American running back at St. Mary's (Calif.) who later became a regular on TV's "Hawaii 5-0"; nicknamed "Squirmin' Herman" and "Hula-hipped Hawaiian"; Grantland Rice called him the most outstanding football player of 1945; first-round pick of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference, an injury cut short his career, returned to Hawaii where he later entered politics; elected to the Honolulu city council in 1968 and than the state House of Representatives in 1970 and again in 1972; played the role of Edward D. "Duke" Lukela on "Hawaii 5-0," appearing in more than 300 episodes; longtime volunteer with the Hawaiian Open golf tournament.

Died: Honolulu, January 25, 1999

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