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Frank Borzage

Frank Borzage

D.O.B.: April 24, 1894 (Salt Lake City, UT)

D.O.D.: June 19, 1962 (Hollywood, CA)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Garden of Everlasting Peace; # 5355

Biographical Notes:

FRANK BORZAGE directed over 100 films during his 40-year career, most of which centered on his idealized vision of romantic love.

The movie "Seventh Heaven" earned him the first Academy Award ever given for Best Director and also garnered Oscars for Janet Gaynor as Best Actress and Benjamin Glazer for Best Writing-Adaptation. 

He also won a second Oscar for his 1931 film "Bad Girl". 

Borzage's last film, "The Big Fisherman", starring Howard Keel and Susan Kohner, was adapted from Lloyd C. Douglas's novel about the life of Saint Peter.

All of Borzage's sound films have survived although at least 46 of his earlier films are thought to be lost. 

Directed:

"The Big Fisherman" (1959)

"Bad Girl" (1931)

"Seventh Heaven" (1927)

 

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