Frank Borzage Frank Borgaze (April 23, 1893 - June 19, 1962) was an Italian-American film director famed for his mystical romanticism.
Borzage was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. For his 1927 film, Seventh Heaven he became the first person ever to win the Academy Award for Directing. His other films include: Street Angel (1928), A Farewell to Arms (1932), Strange Cargo (1940), and The Spanish Main (1945), among many others.
After 1948 his output became sporadic. His last film work was sequences on Edgar G. Ulmer's L'Atlantide (aka Journey Beneath The Desert) (1962), for which he went uncredited.
Frank Borzage died in 1962 at the age of 69, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Frank Borzage has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6300 Hollywood Blvd.
Preceded by: - Academy Award for Best Director 1927-1928 for Seventh Heaven co-awardee with Lewis Milestone Succeeded by: Frank Lloyd for The Divine Lady Preceded by: Norman Taurog for Skippy Academy Award for Best Director 1931-1932 for Bad Girl Succeeded by: Frank Lloyd for Cavalcade