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Frank Capra
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Born
Francesco Rosario Capra

(1897-05-18)May 18, 1897
Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
Died September 3, 1991(1991-09-03) (aged 94)
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
Years active 1922–1964
Title President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1935-1939
Spouse(s)
Helen Howell
(m. 1923; div. 1928)

Lucille Warner
(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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