Franklin J. Schaffner Overview:

Director, Franklin J. Schaffner, was born Franklin James Schaffner on May 30, 1920 in Tokyo, Japan. Schaffner died at the age of 69 on Jul 2, 1989 in Santa Monica, CA .



Franklin J. Schaffner was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for Patton in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best DirectorPatton (1970)N/AWon

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His Film and TV production files have been donated to Franklin & Marshall College Library in Lancaster, Pennsyvlania.

Schaffner was a member of the Directors Guild of America (president 1987-89), the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, the Center Theater Group of the Music Center in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the National Council of the Arts, the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, and the American Film Institute.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 759-760. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

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