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Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
Place of Death
La Qunita, California, USA
Claim to Fame
It Happened One Night
Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream personified."
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Frank Capra (18 May 1897 – 3 September 1991) was an Academy Award winning Italian-American film director and a major creative force behind a number of highly popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, including It`s a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, among others.
Born Francesco Rosario Capra in Bisacquino, Sicily, Capra moved to the United States in 1903 with his father Salvatore, his mother Rosaria Nicolosi and his siblings Giuseppa, Giuseppe, and Antonia. In California they met up with Benedetto Capra, (the oldest sibling) and settled in Los Angeles, California, where, in 1918, Frank Capra graduated from Throop Institute (later renamed the California Institute of Technology) with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. On October 18, 1918, he joined the United States Army. While at the Presidio, he got Spanish influenza and was discharged on December 13. In 1920, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, registering his name as Frank Russell Capra.
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Francesco Rosario Capra
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James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Robert Riskin, John Ford, Frank Sinatra, James Edward Grant, J. Edgar Hoover, William Wyler, George Stevens, Leo McCarey, Ben Hecht, Al Roscoe, Tim Whelan, Stan Imerman, Ralph Graves, Jo Swerling, Sidney Buchman
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