Appeared on the NBC talk show program called "Kup's Show" on June 19, 1971. Guests included playwright Tennessee Williams, Charles Evers, mayor of Fayette, Miss; Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich); Jerry Bruno discussing his campaign work with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and Senator Robert Kennedy. Actress Carolyn Jones, film ...
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[on "The Greatest Gift," the short story that inspired "It's a Wonderful Life"] My goodness, this thing hit me like a ton of bricks. It was the story I had been looking for all my life. The kind of an idea that when I get old and sick and scared and ready to die - they'd say "he made The Greatest Gift".
When he was nominated for his first Best Director Oscar in 1933 (for Lady for a Day
(1933)), presenter Will Rogers
merely opened the envelope and said "Come and get it, Frank!" Already halfway to the stage, Capra realized that Rogers wasn't referring to him, but to Frank Lloyd
, who was getting the Oscar for Cavalcade
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