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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 »

Known For

(1946)
(1934)
(1936)

Filmography

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 1964 Rendezvous in Space (Documentary short)
 1957 Hemo the Magnificent (TV Movie)
 1956 Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie)
 1950 Riding High
 1945 Here Is Germany (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1945 Your Job in Germany (Documentary short)
 1945 Know Your Enemy - Japan (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1945 War Comes to America (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1945 Two Down and One to Go (Documentary short)
 1944 The Battle of China (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 Tunisian Victory (Documentary)
 1943 Divide and Conquer (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Britain (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 The Nazis Strike (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Russia (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1942 Prelude to War (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
 1937 Lost Horizon
 1934 Broadway Bill
 1932 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 The Burglar (Short)
 1928 Submarine (as Frank R. Capra)
 1928 The Matinee Idol (as Frank R. Capra)
 1927 Long Pants
 1922 The Barefoot Boy (Short)
 1922 The Looking Glass (Short) (as Frank R. Capra)
 1922/II The Village Blacksmith (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(November 18 to December 31, 2016) His story, "It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!," was performed at the American Blues Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Gwendolyn Whiteside was director. Michael Mahler was music director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 13 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked if there was still a way to make movies with the values and ideals in his films] Well if there isn't, we might as well give up. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally supposed to write and direct Circus World (1964) but quit the project when star John Wayne rejected Capra's script and instead insisted it be written by his old friend, James Edward Grant. See more »

Trademark:

Montage of newspaper headlines See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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