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Frank Capra (1897–1991)


One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 1950 Riding High
 1941 Meet John Doe
 1937 Lost Horizon
 1934 Broadway Bill
 1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen (as Frank R. Capra)
 1932 American Madness (as Frank R. Capra)
 1932 Forbidden (as Frank R. Capra)
 1931 Platinum Blonde (as Frank R. Capra)
 1931 The Miracle Woman (as Frank R. Capra)
 1931 Dirigible (as Frank R. Capra)
 1930 Rain or Shine (as Frank R. Capra)
 1930 Ladies of Leisure (as Frank R. Capra)
 1929 Flight (as Frank R. Capra)
 1929 The Donovan Affair (as Frank R. Capra)
 1929 The Younger Generation (as Frank R. Capra)
 1928 Submarine (as Frank R. Capra)
 1928 The Matinee Idol (as Frank R. Capra)
 1927 Long Pants
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Other Works:

He directed a pilot for a proposed TV anthology series called, "Frank Capra Comedy Theater". The series never came to fruition. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Col. Frank Capra | Frank R. Capra | Mr. Frank Capra

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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[on the coming of sound] Everybody in Hollywood was scared to death of sound, but I knew all about sound waves from freshman physics. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "Talking to the Piano Player: Silent Film Stars, Writers and Directors Remember" by Stuart Oderman (BearManor Media). See more »

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Montage of newspaper headlines See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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