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Frank Capra

Frank Capra


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Also Known As: Died: September 3, 1991
Born: May 18, 1897 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...


father: Salvatore Capra. Fruit grower, fruit picker. Born in 1852; died in 1919; married Ignazia Catanese in 1878; died six months later; married second wife (Capra's mother) on August 8, 1879.
mother: Rosaria Capra. Married Salvatore Capra on August 8, 1879.
brother: Benedetto Capra. Born c. 1885; immigrated to USA in 1900.
sister: Luigia Capra. Older; moved to USA with her husband c. 1906.
sister: Ignazia Capra. Older; married; lived in Sicily.
sister: Guiseppa Capra. Born c. 1889.
brother: Antonino Capra. Born c. 1891.
sister: Antonia Capra. Younger; born c. 1900.
son: Frank Warner Capra. Producer, executive. Born c. 1933 received associate producer credit for John Sturges' "Marooned" (1969), a project his father had abandoned due to studio interference.
son: John Capra. Born on April 12, 1935; died on August 23, 1938 after what was to be a routine tonsillectomy.
daughter: Lucille Capra. Born on September 16, 1937.
son: Thomas Capra. News director, TV producer. Born on February 12, 1941; executive producer of NBC's "Today" Show, beginning in 1990.
grandson: Frank Capra III. Producer, director.

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