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Frank Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)

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Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage. "Oh, it was awful, awful. It seems to always be storming, raining like hell and very windy, with these big long rolling Atlantic waves. Everybody was sick, vomiting. God, they were sick. And the poor kids were always crying. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director

The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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ABC Late Night 1973

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Hollywood 1980

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Why We Fight 2005

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