Birth Name: Frank Rosario Capra
Born: 18 May 1897 Died: 3 September 1991
Country of origin: Italy
Height: 5' 7"
Frank Capra 1897-1991, an American film director, author of some highly popular films.
Born in Bisacquino, Sicily (Italy), Capra moved with his family to America in 1903, settling in Los Angeles, where he graduated from Throop College of Technology (later CalTech). In 1930 Capra went to work for Mack Sennett and then Columbia where he formed a close association with (writer) Robert Riskin and (cameraman) Joseph MacDonald, although in 1940 Sidney Buchman replaced Riskin as writer.
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