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Eduard Franz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eduard Franz (born Eduard Franz Schmidt; October 31, 1902 – February 10, 1987) was an American actor of theatre, film and television. Franz portrayed King Ahab in the 1953 biblical low-budget film Sins of Jezebel, Jethro in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and Jehoam in Henry Koster's The Story of Ruth (1960). By 1936, Franz was a player on the national stage, performing from coast to coast. He became a leading Broadway actor for nearly 30 years, in such plays as First Stop to Heaven and Embezzled Heaven and Conversation At Midnight. He made his film debut in a bit part, in 1947, in Killer at Large, but followed that brief appearance the next year with a memorable role in the motion picture The Scar (also titled Hollow Triumph). His fourth movie saw him acting with John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch, in 1948. He portrayed Chief Broken Hand in White Feather. He played such intellectuals as Dr. Stern in The Thing from Another World (1951), a university professor in The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), and Justice Louis Brandeis in The Magnificent Yankee (1950), a role he reprised in the 1965 television adaptation. He appeared in a 1957 television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel Beyond This Place, which was directed by Sidney Lumet. Franz performed as well in two separate remakes of Al Jolson's 1927 cinema classic The Jazz Singer, each time playing the key role of the aged and ailing synagogue cantor upset by his son's decision to pursue a secular show-business career rather than continue the family tradition and follow in his father's religious footsteps. Those remakes were the 1952 film version of the story starring Danny Thomas and the 1959 television version starring Jerry Lewis. Franz performed in a number of television series, including Gunsmoke; Have Gun - Will Travel; The Law and Mr. Jones; The Barbara Stanwyck Show and Cimarron City. Franz was cast as psychiatric clinic director Dr. Edward Raymer in 30 episodes of the weekly ABC medical drama Breaking Point


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Born:
Oct 31, 1902 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
92
First Appeared:
In the movie The Iron Curtain 1948-06-16
Latest Project:
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983-06-24
Known For
Poster of Twilight Zone: The Movie
Poster of Johnny Got His Gun
Poster of Three Lives
Poster of The Thing from Another World
Filmography
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie Old Man (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") 1983-06-24
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie Panic on the 5:22 Jerome Hartford 1974-11-20
Series Adam's Rib Unknown 1973-09-14
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie Johnny Got His Gun Col. / Gen. Tillery 1971-08-04
Movie The Brotherhood of the Bell Dr. Konstantin Horvathy 1970-09-17
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Invaders Premier Thor Halvorsen 1967-01-10
Movie The President's Analyst Ethan Allen Cocket 1967-12-21
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Cyborg 2087 Prof. Sigmund Marx 1966-10-01
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Fugitive Edward Roland 1963-09-17
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Beauty and the Beast Orsini 1962-03-01
Movie Hatari! Doctor Sanderson 1962-06-19
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Francis of Assisi Pietro Bernardone 1961-07-12
Movie The Fiercest Heart Hugo Baumon 1961-04-30
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Story of Ruth Jehoam 1960-06-17
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Jonathan Drake 1959-11-13
Series Startime Unknown 1959-10-06
Movie The Last of the Fast Guns Padre Jose 1958-07-01
Movie Day of the Badman Andrew Owens 1958-03-06
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie A Certain Smile Monsieur Vallon 1958-07-31
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie Not One Shall Die Mr. Selig 1957-01-01
Movie Man Afraid Carl Simmons 1957-06-01
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series DuPont Show of the Month Dunn 1957-09-29
Series Zorro Unknown 1957-10-10
Movie Three for Jamie Dawn Anton Karek 1956-07-08
Movie The Ten Commandments Jethro 1956-10-05
Movie The Burning Hills Jacob Lantz 1956-08-23
Movie White Feather Chief Broken Hand 1955-02-16
Movie The Last Command Lorenzo de Quesada 1955-08-03
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Indian Fighter Red Cloud 1955-12-21
Movie Lady Godiva of Coventry King Edward 1955-11-02
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie Beachhead Bouchard, French Planter 1954-02-05
Movie Broken Lance Two Moons 1954-09-25
Movie Living It Up Dr. Nassau (uncredited) 1954-07-15
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Sign of the Pagan Astrologer 1954-11-24
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Three Lives Rabbi 1953-01-01
Movie The Jazz Singer David Golding 1953-02-14
Movie Dream Wife Khan 1953-06-19
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Sins of Jezebel Ahab 1953-09-04
Movie Latin Lovers Dr. Lionel Y. Newman 1953-08-12
Movie Shadow in the Sky The Doctor 1952-07-18
Movie Because You're Mine Albert Parkson Foster 1952-10-01
Movie One Minute to Zero Dr. Gustav Engstrand 1952-09-19
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Everything I Have Is Yours Phil Meisner 1952-10-31
Movie The Thing from Another World Dr. Stern 1951-04-05
Movie The Great Caruso Giulio Gatti-Casazza 1951-04-16
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Unknown Man Andrew Jason 'Andy' Layford 1951-11-09
Movie The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg 1951-10-16
Movie The Vicious Years Emilio Rossi 1950-03-10
Movie Whirlpool Martin Avery 1950-01-01
Series Treasury Men in Action Unknown 1950-09-11
Movie Francis Colonel Plepper 1950-02-08
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Goldbergs Alexander Abel 1950-12-23
Movie The Magnificent Yankee Judge Louis Brandeis 1950-12-20
Movie Emergency Wedding Dr. Heimer 1950-11-15
Movie Outpost in Morocco Emir of Bel-Rashad 1949-05-02
Movie Madame Bovary Rouault 1949-08-25
Movie Oh, You Beautiful Doll Gottfried Steiner 1949-11-11
Movie The Iron Curtain Maj. Semyon Kulin 1948-06-16
Movie Hollow Triumph Frederick Muller 1948-08-18
Series Ford Theatre Unknown 1948-10-17
Movie Wake of the Red Witch Harmenszoon Van Schreeven 1948-12-30