Frank Borzage

American film director and actor (1894-1962)

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

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)


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).

References change

  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.