Frank Borzage

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Frank Borzage
Born(1894-04-23)April 23, 1894
DiedJune 19, 1962(1962-06-19) (aged 68)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Occupation(s)Movie director, actor
Rena Rogers
(m. 1916; div. 1941)
Edna Stillwell Skelton
(m. 1945; div. 1949)


Frank Borzage (/bɔːrˈzɡi/;[1] April 23, 1894[2] – June 19, 1962) was an Academy Award-winning American movie director and actor.

He was known for directing 7th Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), Bad Girl (1931), A Farewell to Arms (1932), Man's Castle (1933), History Is Made at Night (1937), The Mortal Storm (1940) and Moonrise (1948).

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  1. Borzage told The Literary Digest his name was pronounced "in three syllables, and g in get, bor-zay'gee." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)
  2. To gain a professional advantage, Borzage subtracted a year from his date of birth while still a teenager; many sources, including IMDb, thus give 1893 as his birthdate; Dumont, p. 32.