Frank Borzage

1894 - 1962

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Frank Borzage ( né Borzaga; April 23, 1894 – June 19, 1962) was an American film director and actor. He was the first person to win the Academy Award for Best Director for his film 7th Heaven (1927) at the 1st Academy Awards. Born to European immigrant parents in Salt Lake City, Borzage began his career as a teenager performing with traveling theater groups throughout the western United States He found employment in Hollywood in 1912, where he began directing and acting in short films before transitioning to feature films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Borzage has received more than 305,474 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Frank Borzage is the 312th most popular film director (down from 309th in 2019), the 1,992nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,034th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Frank Borzage ranks 312 out of 2,041Before him are Jim Henson, Paul Schrader, Krzysztof Zanussi, Gaspar Noé, Tengiz Abuladze, and Eldar Ryazanov. After him are Jiří Trnka, Robert Frank, Darren Aronofsky, George Miller, Jack L. Warner, and Adolph Zukor.

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Among people born in 1894, Frank Borzage ranks 66Before him are Anton Mussert, Hans Kramers, Wäinö Aaltonen, Thorleif Haug, Hans Langsdorff, and Francisco Craveiro Lopes. After him are Wilhelm Schepmann, King Vidor, Mei Lanfang, Georges Gurvitch, T. V. Soong, and E. E. Cummings. Among people deceased in 1962, Frank Borzage ranks 52Before him are Natalia Sedova, M. Visvesvaraya, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Lei Feng, Gianna Beretta Molla, and Hu Shih. After him are Thomas Mitchell, Muhammad VIII al-Amin, Emil Artin, Albert Sarraut, E. E. Cummings, and Wilhelm Ohnesorge.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Borzage ranks 1,992 out of 20,380Before him are Amber Heard (1986), Gene Vincent (1935), Billy Preston (1946), Andie MacDowell (1958), Randy Schekman (1948), and Candice Bergen (1946). After him are Samuel Adams (1722), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Eartha Kitt (1927), Hayden White (1928), William Halsey Jr. (1882), and Abner Doubleday (1819).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Frank Borzage ranks 82Before him are Spike Lee (1957), Roger Corman (1926), Michael Bay (1965), Stanley Kramer (1913), Jim Henson (1936), and Paul Schrader (1946). After him are Darren Aronofsky (1969), King Vidor (1894), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Garry Marshall (1934), Leo McCarey (1898), and George Roy Hill (1921).