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Frank Capra
(same as Frank R. Capra)

Born 18 May 1897 in Bisaquino, Sicily.
Died 3 September 1991 in La Quinta, California, USA.

Frank Capra began in film work doing odd jobs, including film processing and editing. Directed his first short films in 1921. Worked as a gag man at the Mack Sennett and Hal Roach studios. Worked as a writer for Harry Langdon. Langdon gave Capra his first opportunity to direct a feature film in The Strong Man (1926). Eventually worked as a contract director at poverty-row studio Columbia Pictures. Almost single-handedly responsible for Columbia’s rise in industry stature.

In the sound era, Capra won Academy Awards for direction.

 
Frank Capra Silent Era Filmography

Book : Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success by Joseph McBride

 
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