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Franz Lidz was born on 24 September, 1951 in New York, New York, United States, is a Journalist, memoirist, American professional basketball executive. Discover Franz Lidz’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 71 years old?

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Occupation Journalist, memoirist, American professional basketball executive
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 24 September 1951
Birthday 24 September
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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He is a member of famous Journalist with the age 71 years old group.

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Who Is Franz Lidz’s Wife?

His wife is Maggie Lidz (m. 1976)

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Wife Maggie Lidz (m. 1976)
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Children Gogo, Daisy

Franz Lidz Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Franz Lidz worth at the age of 71 years old? Franz Lidz’s income source is mostly from being a successful Journalist. He is from United States. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Source of Income Journalist

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Wikipedia Franz Lidz Wikipedia



Fairway to Hell is a 2008 memoir centering on Lidz’ unusual golfing experiences: encountering nudists, llama caddies and celebrities like the heavy metal band Judas Priest. Bill Littlefield reviewed the book on the National Public Radio show Only A Game, saying “His estimable wit is also evident in Fairway To Hell.”


Ghosty Men (2003) is the story of the Collyer brothers. Lidz has said that he was inspired by the real-life cautionary tales that his father told him, the most macabre of which was the story of the Collyer brothers, the hermit hoarders of Harlem. The book also recounts the parallel life of Arthur Lidz, the hermit uncle of Unstrung Heroes, who grew up near the Collyer mansion.


Lidz has written numerous essays for The New York Times with novelist and former Sports Illustrated colleague Steve Rushin. Three of them appear under the title Piscopo Agonistes in the 2000 collection Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor.


A former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he’s a Smithsonian magazine columnist, a New York Times film, science and archeology essayist, and a onetime vice president for the Detroit Pistons. His childhood memoir Unstrung Heroes was adapted into a Hollywood film of the same title in 1995.

In 1995, Unstrung Heroes was adapted into a film of the same title. The setting was switched from New York City to Southern California, and the four crazy uncles were reduced to an eccentric odd couple. Asked what he thought of the script, Lidz said: “It’s very neatly typed”. He was unhappy with the adaptation, but was prevented by his contract from publicly criticizing it. “My initial fear was that Disney would turn my uncles into Grumpy and Dopey,” he told New York magazine. “I never imagined my life could be turned into Old Yeller.” In a later essay for the New York Times, he said that the cinematic Selma had died not of cancer, but of ‘Old Movie Disease’. “Someday somebody may find a cure for cancer, but the terminal sappiness of cancer movies is probably beyond remedy.”


In 1980, he joined the staff of Sports Illustrated, even though he had never read the magazine and had covered only one sporting event in his life – a pigeon race in Shapleigh, Maine. Lidz remained on the writing staff for 27 years. In 2007 he jumped to the short-lived business monthly Conde Nast Portfolio, and then WSJ. magazine before landing at Smithsonian in 2012. Among his most controversial magazine features are essays on Neanderthals; Hannibal, George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees’ line of succession; the hijinks of onetime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling; and a groundbreaking S.I. cover story with NBA player Jason Collins in which Collins became the first active male in one of the four major North American team sports to announce he was gay.


Franz Lidz (born 24 September 1951) is an American writer, journalist and pro basketball executive.