Wednesday, June 21, 2006
'Hellcats" actor Franz dead at 86
Veteran character actor, Arthur Franz, whose long list of movie credits includes a film with a Lamar connection, died Saturday at age 86.
The most well known film Franz appeared in was the John Wayne war classic, "Sands of Iwo Jima," but he also had a featured part in the 1957 movie, "Hellcats of the Navy," based on the memoirs of Admiral Charles Lockwood, a Lamar native.
That movie is better known for being the only one to costar Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Davis.