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Birth Name: Frank Capra
Born: 05/18/1897
Birth Place: Italy
Death Place: La Quinta, California, USA
Died: 09/03/1991

Born Francesco Rosario Capra on May 18, 1897 in Bisaquino, Sicily, Italy, Capra was raised in a large family by his father, Salvatore, a fruit picker and grower, and his mother, Rosaria, who married Capra's father after his first wife died six months into their marriage. Capra celebrated his sixth birthday alongside fellow immigrants in steerage aboard the Germania, which was bound from Italy to the United States. After settling in Southern California, the classic rags-to-riches story was pure Horatio Alger, which saw the young man hock newspapers, sell fruit and play banjo in Los Angeles honky-tonks to make money. Having graduated from Manual Arts High School before his 16th birthday... Continue Bio >>

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