Veteran TV Actor Frank Marth Dead at 91

Veteran TV Actor Frank Marth Dead at 91

His career began in the early days of television with “Cavalcade of Stars” and “The Honeymooners”

Frank Marth, a veteran character actor whose career stretched from “Cavalcade of Stars” and “The Honeymooners” to “Hogan’s Heroes,” “M*A*S*H” and the miniseries “War and Remembrance,” has died at the age of 91, his wife Hope Holiday told TheWrap.

Born in New York City, Marth began his acting career in the early days of television, when he was a regular on “The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse” and “Cavalcade of Stars.” Marth went on to appear in numerous episodes of Jackie Gleason’s “The Honeymooners” and “The Jackie Gleason Show.”

In the 1950s he also appeared regularly on “The Phil Silvers Show,” while his ‘60s work included “Armstrong Circle Theatre,” “Perry Mason,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Big Valley.”

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He also appeared as a German officer on several episodes of “Hogan’s Heroes,” and on dozens of other TV series throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. In total, he appeared in close to 150 television series and films.

His movies include “Madame X,” with Lana Turner and John Forsythe; the space drama “Marooned” in 1969; and the 1994 movie “Loving Deadly,” his last screen credit.

Marth died of congestive heart failure and Alzheimers at his home in Southern California.

He and his actress wife Holiday (“The Apartment,” “Irma La Douce”) had been married for 47 years.

  • Jim

    Great actor!

    “Marooned” in 1969

    Just saw that movie over last Friday on TCM.

  • Phil Blank

    I'd have to see some of his work that I know I've seen before and try to look for him.
    Seems like thy are all dying now.
    Russel Johnson (The Professor) just died from Gilligan's Island.

    R.I.P.

  • Steve

    I think he played the officer in a MASH episode that came into their camp and he needed a shot for an STD. lol The camp was under attack from mortars and he let them have a tank to scare them off and Frank ended up driving it and knocking down tents.

    • JerseyFresh12

      Yes, he was! Hawkeye said that he had a case of “bloodshot hips” and that he treated him for “carnal flu.” Hilarious!

  • Claudia G Cotner

    Part of the Jackie Gleason stock company, he often appeared on the Honeymooners, most notably as “Bibbo” who gets his butt whipped by Ralph after roughing up Alice…..MHB