Frank Capra - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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Frank Capra

Born May 18, 1897

Bisacquino, Sicily

Died September 3, 1991

La Quinta, California

Film director

As with many other workers in the Hollywood feature film industry, Capra devoted his talents and energies toward serving his country during World War II. "As with many other workers in the Hollywood feature film industry, Capra devoted his talents and energies toward serving his country during World War II."
Charles J. Maland in his book Frank Capra
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Frank Capra was one of the most famous American film directors in the twentieth century. Three times he earned Academy Awards for best director for the movies It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), and You Can't Take It With You (1938). During World War II (1939–45), Capra produced the film series Why We Fight for the U.S. War Department. His military service earned him the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest American military decoration for non-combat service.

As a film director, Capra was a poet of the personal and...

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