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Francesco Rosario Capra
May 18, 1897
|Died||September 3, 1991
La Quinta, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Resting place||Coachella Valley Public Cemetery|
|Other names||Frank Russell Capra|
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||Film director, producer, writer|
|Title||President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1935-1939|
(m. 1923; div. 1928)
(m. 1932; died 1984)
|Children||4, including Frank Capra Jr.|
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian-American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He won three Oscars from his six nominations as Best Director. His best known movies are It Happened One Night (1934), You Can't Take It with You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
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Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper, Irving Bacon, Barbara Stanwyck, and James Gleason in Meet John Doe
Capra receiving the Distinguished Service Medal from General George C. Marshall, 1945
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