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Frank Perry (I) (1930–1995)

Frank Perry was born on August 21, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Mommie Dearest (1981), The Swimmer (1968) and Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970). He was married to Eleanor Perry. He died on August 29, 1995 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1992 On the Bridge (Documentary)
 1987 Hello Again
 1984 J.F.K.: A One-Man Show (TV Movie)
 1982 Monsignor
 1980 Skag (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1980)
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie)
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
 1971 'Doc'
 1969 Trilogy
 1969 Last Summer
 1968 The Swimmer
 1967 The Thanksgiving Visitor (TV Movie)
 1967 Among the Paths to Eden (TV Movie)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Fran Perry
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[reacting to his late wife Eleanor Perry's claim that he refuses to compromise] That's bullshit! My life is one long compromise. I don't quarrel with the tormented part; it's the compromise part I quarrel with. I could never say that I won't compromise-making a movie is one long compromise; it's one horrendous compromise because there's no such thing as perfection. I never would have said that ... See more »

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His first film, David and Lisa (1962), was shot on a modest budget of $200,000 and received numerous critical accolades, as well as being a commercial hit. As a result, Perry acquired a reputation as an economical filmmaker, who preferred to wrap up a scene in one take, if possible. His motto was, "Cut, print, edit, distribute". See more »

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