Francis Ford Overview:

Actor, Francis Ford, was born Frank Thomas Feeney on Aug 14, 1881 in Portland, ME. Ford died at the age of 72 on Sep 5, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA .



Francis Ford was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning three for Best Writing for Patton, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II in 1970, 1972 and 1974 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best WritingPatton (1970)N/AWon
1972Best WritingThe Godfather (1972)N/AWon
1974Best WritingThe Godfather Part II (1974)N/AWon
1990Best PictureThe Godfather, Part IIIN/ANominated

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Book Review: Coppola Talks Film and Innovation

By KC on Jan 10, 2018 From Classic Movies

Live Cinema and Its Techniques Coppola Liveright Publishing Corporation/W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 When Live Cinema and Its Techniques landed on my doorstep, I approached it with personal interest, though skeptical that it would be of interest to the readers of A Classic Movie Blo... Read full article

TCM Honors Coppola with Handprint and Footprint Ceremony #TCMFF #TCMFFSP

By Annmarie Gatti on May 24, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Coppola Immortalized at Imprint Ceremony… I was thrilled to be able to cover the Coppola Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s) on April 29th as part of the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival. TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz host... Read full article

TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: Coppola Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the Chinese Theatre

By KC on May 6, 2016 From Classic Movies

On the second morning of the TCM Classic Film Festival, I had the pleasure of covering a hand and footprint ceremony honoring Coppola in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre. This is the third year that I've attended the ceremony and, as in previous years, it was a fascinating, once... Read full article

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New Moses: I swear henceforth that liquor will never touch these lips.
Efe: Me too!

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Contrary to several sources, Francis Ford was never married to Grace Cunard.

According to Gary Wills' "John Wayne's America," John Ford kept his brother Francis as part of his stock company partly for the reason so he could humiliate him by giving him small, meaningless roles and yelling at him on the set. The younger Ford could not handle feelings of indebtedness, which was one of the reasons he never worked with Harry Carey, except once, in the quarter century after Carey left Universal. Carey was given the role of the prison warden and Francis Ford the role of a corporal of the guard in John Ford's The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936).

When Ford was the head of the Universal Film Manufacturing Co.'s shorts and serials department, he assigned his kid brother John, who was working odd jobs around the studio, to Harry Carey's unit. When Universal boss "Uncle" Carl Lammele gave Carey his own unit, he took John Ford along as his director. Carey and Francis Ford would later appear together in Oscar-winner John's The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) in supporting roles.

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