Frank Perry

Director · Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 58
Frank Joseph Perry Jr. was an American stage director and filmmaker. His 1962 independent film David and Lisa earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The couple collaborated on five more films including the cult classic The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster, Diary of a Mad Housewife starring Carrie Snodgress,... read more

Frank Joseph Perry Jr. was an American stage director and filmmaker. His 1962 independent film David and Lisa earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The couple collaborated on five more films including the cult classic The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster, Diary of a Mad Housewife starring Carrie Snodgress, and the Emmy Award–nominated A Christmas Memory, which was based on a short story by Truman Capote and also adapted by his wife Eleanor. Perry went on to form Corsair Pictures, which was privately financed by United Artists Theatres, producing two film flops, Miss Firecracker and A Shock to the System, before folding. His later films include the Razzie Award–nominee Joan Crawford biographical drama Mommie Dearest and the documentary On the Bridge, about his battle with prostate cancer.

Born

Thursday, 21 August 1930

Died

Tuesday, 29 August 1995

Actor Filmography

Fellini Narrates: A Discovered Self-Portrait Himself (archive footage) / Self 2000
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 1996
On the Bridge Himself / Self 1993
Adventures in Rainbow Country Mr. Travers 1970
The David Frost Show Self 1969
David and Lisa Newsdealer 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
Howard K. Smith Himself - Guest 1962
Playwright at Work Himself - Moderator 1961
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans Copperman, Quannah 1957
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Fellini Narrates: A Discovered Self-Portrait Himself (archive footage) / Self 2000
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 1996
On the Bridge Himself / Self 1993
Adventures in Rainbow Country Mr. Travers 1970
The David Frost Show Self 1969
David and Lisa Newsdealer 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
Howard K. Smith Himself - Guest 1962
Playwright at Work Himself - Moderator 1961
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans Copperman, Quannah 1957
The Lawrence Welk Show Himself 1955

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1980 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1967 Emmy Outstanding Dramatic Program Nominated
1963 Oscar Best Director Nominated
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