Frank Perry biography

Frank Perry

Film director

1930 – 1995

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Who was Frank Perry?

Frank Joseph Perry, Jr. was an American stage and film director, producer, and screenwriter. The 1962 independent film David and Lisa was nominated for two Academy Awards for best director and best screenplay. The couple would go on to collaborate on five more films including cult classic, The Swimmer, starring Burt Lancaster, Diary of a Mad Housewife starring Carrie Snodgrass and the Emmy award-nominated A Christmas Memory which was based on a short story by Truman Capote, and also adapted by Frank's Emmy-award-winning wife, screenwriter Eleanor. Frank Perry went on to form Corsair Pictures, which was privately financed by United Artists, producing two film flops Miss Firecracker and A Shock to the System, before folding. His later films include the Razzie Award-nominee Joan Crawford bio drama Mommie Dearest and the documentary On The Bridge, about his struggle with prostate cancer.

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Born
Aug 21, 1930
New York City
Also known as
  • Fran Perry
  • Frank J. Perry, Jr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Westport
  • New York City
Died
Aug 29, 1995
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013