Frank Capra

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Birthday
18, 1897
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 3, 1991 (94)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1897
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 3, 1991 (94)

About

Celebrated director whose film It Happened One Night became the first film to win all 5 top Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay. His other notable films include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can't Take It With You and It's a Wonderful Life.

Before Fame

He was born in Sicily and traveled to America in the steerage section of a ship.

Trivia

His 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life was a box office disappointment, though it earned five Oscar nominations and was named one of AFI's 100 Greatest American films, becoming a favorite American Christmas film.

Family Life

He married second wife Lucille Warner in 1928. He had four children with her, including Frank Capra, Jr.

Associated With

He directed Donna Reed and James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life.