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Frank Capra

Frank Capra

Filmmaker (1897-1991)

Born in Sicily in 1903, Frank Capra became one of the most important Americanfilmmakers of the 1930s and 1940s. As a writer and director, he propelled smallColumbia Pictures into a powerhousein the film industry with three Oscar-winning films, including “It Happened One Night” (1934). He produced the “WhyWe Fight” series of propaganda films for the U.S. government during World WarII and directed the perennial holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946).(Provided by Fra Noi/Written by Otto Bruno)For more geniuses, go to

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