Frank Borzage Overview:

Director, Frank Borzage, was born on Apr 23, 1893 in Salt Lake City, UT. Borzage died at the age of 69 on Jun 19, 1962 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Frank Borzage was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning for Best Director for 7th Heaven and Bad Girl in 1927/28 and 1931/32 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1927/28Best Director7th Heaven (1927)N/AWon
1931/32Best DirectorBad Girl (1931)N/AWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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115 Years of James Stewart – THE MORTAL STORM (, 1940)

By Virginie Pronovost on May 20, 2023 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Today, my favourite actor, the iconic James Stewart, would have been 115 years old. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 1908, he became one of the most well-appreciated figures of classic Hollywood by exploring all sorts of genres, working with top directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Cap... Read full article

Till We Meet Again (1944): Directed by

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2021 From 4 Star Films

This is my entry in the CMBA’s Hidden Classics Blogathon! The movie is built out of the opening juxtaposition. A youthful nun with an angelic countenance (Barbara Britton) lifts up supplications to her triune God asking for prayers on their behalf — herself and the host of children and o... Read full article

A Farewell to Arms (, 1932)

By Judy on Mar 13, 2011 From Movie Classics

After seeing Borzage’s Depression drama?Man’s Castle, I??was keen to see more of his pre-Code work – and, having now seen ?A Farewell to Arms twice, must say I think it is a masterpiece. I’ll admit that I don’t remember Hemingway’s novel very well and am not sure ... Read full article

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Directed 2 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Janet Gaynor, Margaret Sullavan. Gaynor won, Sullavan didn't.

His father Luigi Borzaga (sic) was from Roncone in Trentino, then Austria-Hungary and his mother from Zurich, Switzerland. The family immigrated to the U.S. in Pennsylvania where his father worked as a coal miner for a time. The family then headed west to Wyoming and then to Salt Lake City where Frank was born.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 41-47. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

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