Later in life Kazanjian painted canvases of dogwoods "rabbits in flight" and other nature scenes selling them at auction in New York. Francis's second marriage was to actor and producer Martin Gabel from 1946 until he died of a heart attack on May 22 1986. Peter was an academic in law and was associated with New College of California in San Francisco.
She is known for her long-standing role as a panelist on the television game show What's My Line? on which Arlene Francis regularly appeared for 25 years from 1950 through the mid-1970s.