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ARTHUR FRANZ BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Arthur Franz was born on February 29th, 1920 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  It was during his high school years that he first developed an interest in acting.  After serving as a B-24 Liberator navigator with the United States Army during World War II he began pursuing a career as an actor.

Some of his early roles included the films, "Jungle Patrol" (1948) co-starring Kristine Miller, Ross Ford, Tommy Noonan, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Lauter and Gene Reynolds, "The Price of Freedom" (1949) starring Michael Chekhov, Ray Collins and Will Wright, "Red Stallion in the Rockies" (1949) co-starring Jim Davis, James Kirkwood, Jean Heather, Ray Collins, Leatrice Joy and Wallace Ford, "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) starring John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, John Agar, Richard Jaeckel, Adele Mara, James Brown, Richard Webb, Wally Cassell and Julie Bishop, "The Doctor and the Girl" (1949) starring Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn and Gloria DeHaven, Bruce Bennett, Janet Leigh and Nancy Davis, "Red Light" (1949) starring George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Burr, Barton MacLane, Harry Morgan and Arthur Shields, "Roseanna McCoy" (1949) starring Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Raymond Massey, Charles Bickford, Richard Basehart, Hope Emerson and Marshall Thompson and his first television series role on, "The Lone Ranger" (1949) starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.

As his career progressed some of his more well known roles included, "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, William Frawley, James Best, Sam Balter, Adele Jergens and Sheldon Leonard, "The Sniper" (1952) also starring Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor, Richard Kiley, Wally Cox and Frank Faylen, "Invaders from Mars" (1953) starring with Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter, Morris Ankrum, Leif Erickson, Barbara Billingsley, Milburn Stone and Hillary Brooke, "The Caine Mutiny" (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, E.G. Marshall, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Whit Bissell, James Best, May Wynn, Tom Tully and Robert Francis and "Hellcats of the Navy" (1957) starring Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis and Harry Lauter, "The Unholy Wife" (1957) starring alongside Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Marie Windsor, Beulah Bondi, Douglas Spencer and Joe De Santis.

In addition to his film work he also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Crossroads", "Perry Mason", "The Mod Squad", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Bonanza", "Mannix", "The Virginian", "Rawhide", "Waterfront", "Climax!", "Target", "World of Giants", "Ripcord", "Death Valley Days", "Perry Mason", "Lassie", "Wagon Train" and "The Fugitive" among many others.

More recent film appearances were on, "The 'Human' Factor" (1975) starring George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone, Rita Tushingham and Barry Sullivan, "King Monster" (1976) starring Basil Bradbury, K.K. Mahajan and Robert White, "Sister of Death" (1977) starring Claudia Jennings, Cheri Howell, Sherry Boucher, Paul Carr, Joe E. Tata, Sherri Alberoni and Roxxanne Albee and "That Championship Season" (1982) starring Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Paul Sorvino.

Arthur Franz married a total of four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Anna Minot whom he wed in 1945 and had one child with before divorcing just one year later.  He then married Adele Longmire in 1946 and they had two children together before also ending the marriage just one year later.  His third wife was Doreen Lang whom he wed in 1964 and they remained together until she passed away in 1999.  His fourth and final wife was Sharon Keyser from February 2006 till his death on June 16th, 2006 in Oxnard, California at the age of eighty six after suffering from emphysema. 


Filmography

1982         That Championship Season
1980         Bogie
1979         Jennifer: A Woman's Story
1977         The Last Hurrah 
1977         The Waltons 
1977         Sisters of Death
1977         The Amazing Howard Hughes
1976         The Quest
1976         F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood
1976         Medical Story
1976         King Monster
1975         The 'Human' Factor
1974         The Missiles of October 
1974         The Six Million Dollar Man
1974         The Rookies 
1974         Murder or Mercy 
1974         Police Story
1974         Barnaby Jones
1973         So Long, Blue Boy
1973         The New Perry Mason 
1973         Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1970-1972     Mission: Impossible
1972         Primus
1972         McCloud
1972         Cannon 
1967-1971     The F.B.I. 
1971         Mannix
1968-1971     The Mod Squad 
1971         Men at Law
1970         Hawaii Five-O 
1970         Dream No Evil
1969         Lancer
1969         Land of the Giants 
1963-1968     The Virginian
1968         The Outcasts
1968         Anzio
1968         The Sweet Ride
1968         The Invaders 
1967         Custer 
1967         Tarzan 
1966         Alvarez Kelly
1965         The Nurses
1965         The Fugitive
1965         Profiles in Courage
1965         Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1965         The Bing Crosby Show
1965         Slattery's People
1964         Mr. Novak 
1964         Lassie
1964         The Carpetbaggers
1958-1964     Perry Mason 
1961-1963     77 Sunset Strip 
1962-1963     Wagon Train 
1962         Saints and Sinners 
1960-1962     Rawhide
1962         Bonanza
1962         Tales of Wells Fargo
1960-1962     Death Valley Days 
1962         Ripcord 
1961         Whispering Smith 
1961         Ichabod and Me
1961         Hawaiian Eye
1961         The Deputy
1960         Checkmate
1960         Assignment: Underwater
1960         The Chevy Mystery Show
1960         Gunsmoke 
1960         The Alaskans 
1960         Bourbon Street Beat 
1960         Markham
1960         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1960         Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1959         The Atomic Submarine
1959         World of Giants 
1959         Men Into Space
1959         Woman Obsessed
1958         Monster on the Campus
1955-1958     The Millionaire
1958         Target 
1958         The Young Lions
1958         The Flame Barrier
1958         Zane Grey Theatre 
1957         The Devil's Hairpin
1954-1957     Climax! 
1957         Back from the Dead
1957         The Unholy Wife
1957         The George Sanders Mystery Theater 
1956-1957     Crossroads 
1957         Hellcats of the Navy
1955-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1952-1957     The Ford Television Theatre
1957         Studio 57
1956         The Wild Party
1955-1956     Science Fiction Theatre
1956         Running Target
1952-1956     Cavalcade of America 
1953-1956     Schlitz Playhouse
1956         Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
1955-1956     TV Reader's Digest
1956         Celebrity Playhouse
1955-1956     Four Star Playhouse
1956         Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955         Bobby Ware Is Missing
1954-1955     Kraft Theatre 
1955         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1954-1955     The Whistler 
1953-1955     Fireside Theatre 
1955         Justice 
1955         Appointment with Adventure 
1955         New Orleans Uncensored
1955         A Story About Henry Ford 
1955         Battle Taxi
1954         The Steel Cage
1954         The Caine Mutiny
1954         Robert Montgomery Presents 
1954         Armstrong Circle Theatre
1954         The Web 
1954         Waterfront 
1954         Ponds Theater 
1953         The Eddie Cantor Story
1953         Bad for Each Other
1953         Studio One in Hollywood
1953         Flight Nurse
1953         Danger 
1953         Invaders from Mars
1953         Three Lives 
1952         Eight Iron Men
1952         The Member of the Wedding
1952         Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
1952         The Sniper
1951         Submarine Command
1951         Flight to Mars
1951         Strictly Dishonorable
1951         Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
1950         Three Secrets
1950         Tarnished
1949         Sands of Iwo Jima
1949         The Lone Ranger 
1949         Roseanna McCoy
1949         Red Light
1949         The Doctor and the Girl
1949         Red Stallion in the Rockies
1949         The Price of Freedom
1948         Jungle Patrol 





Matinee Classics - Sands of Iwo Jima starring John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, James Holden, Peter Coe, Richard Jaeckel, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor, Adele Mara and Julie Bishop
Matinee Classics - Hellcats of the Navy starring Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis, Arthur Franz, Robert Arthur, William Leslie, William Phillips, Harry Lauter, Michael Garth, Joseph Turkel and Don Keefer
Matinee Classics - Monster on the Campus starring Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters, Troy Donahue, Phil Harvey, Helen Westcott, Alexander Lockwood, Whit Bissell and Ross Elliott
Matinee Classics - Sisters of Death starring Arthur Franz, Claudia Jennings, Cherie Howell, Sherry Boucher, Paul Carr, Joe Tata and Sherry Alberoni
Matinee Classics - Strictly Dishonorable starring Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell, Gale Robbins, Maria Palmer, Esther Minciotti, Silvio Minciotti, Arthur Franz, Sandro Giglio, Hugh Sanders and Mario Siletti
Matinee Classics - The Atomic Submarine starring Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Selmer Jackson, Jack Mulhall, Jean Moorhead, Richard Tyler, Ken Becker, Sid Melton and Frank Watkins
Matinee Classics - The Atomic Submarine starring Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Selmer Jackson, Jack Mulhall, Jean Moorhead, Richard Tyler, Ken Becker, Sid Melton and Frank Watkins
Matinee Classics - The Caine Mutiny starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E.G. Marshall, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris and Steve Brodie
Matinee Classics - The Caine Mutiny starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E.G. Marshall, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris and Steve Brodie
Matinee Classics - The Caine Mutiny starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E.G. Marshall, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris and Steve Brodie


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