American film director and actor (1894-1962)
|Born||April 23, 1894|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Died||June 19, 1962 (aged 68)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Occupation||Movie director, actor|
(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).
- 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.)
- 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.