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Arthur Franz: 'The Sniper' & 'Invaders from Mars' Actor Dies

Arthur Franz in 'The Sniper.' Arthur Franz bio: Veteran movie and television actor dead at 86 Film and television actor Arthur Franz died of heart failure and emphysema on Saturday, June 18, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard, Calif. Until recently, Franz had been living in New Zealand. He was 86. Born on Feb. 29, 1920, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Arthur Franz appeared in a number of feature films from the late '40s to the late '50s, usually playing amiable supporting characters. Among his best-received movies are two 1952 Stanley Kramer productions directed by the previously blacklisted Edward Dmytryk: the war drama Eight Iron Men and the psychological thriller The Sniper, in which Franz has the less-than-amiable title […]


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Arthur Franz: 'The Sniper' & 'Invaders from Mars' Actor Dies