|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1902|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1983|
Los Angeles County
Died at the age of 81 after a long illness in LA. CA.
He played Cousin Cody on The Waltons.
This stern-faced character actor originally planned to be a commercial artist, but a stint with a local theatrical troupe set him on the road to an acting career. He moved to New York City and joined up with a Greenwich Village theatrical group in 1925. Franz returned to Wisconsin in the early 1930s and rejoined his old theatrical company, The Wisconsin Players. Franz accepted a position with the St. Louis Municipal Opera in 1944 and performed in many different operettas until 1947, when he headed to Hollywood. It didn't take him long to find work, and he was soon appearing in such films as "The Magnificent Yankee" (1950) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956), and even did a turn in an interesting low-budget horror flick, "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" (1959). All through his film career, however, he kept his hand in the theater, and also had an extensive list of television credits.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: J. L. Cobb
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54485289
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