Frank Lloyd

British film director (1886–1960) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Frank William George Lloyd (2 February 1886 10 August 1960) was a British-born American film director, actor, scriptwriter, and producer. He was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,[2] and was its president from 1934 to 1935.

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Lloyd c.1939
Frank William George Lloyd[1]

2 February 1886
Glasgow, Scotland
Died10 August 1960 (aged 74)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • Film director
  • actor
  • scriptwriter
  • film producer
Years active1913–1955
Spouse(s)Alma (died 1952)
Virginia Kellogg (1957-his death)

He is Scotland's first Academy Award winner and is unique in film history, having received three Oscar nominations in 1929 for his work on a silent film (The Divine Lady), a part-talkie (Weary River) and a full talkie (Drag). He won for The Divine Lady. He was nominated and won again in 1933 for his adaptation of Noël Coward's Cavalcade and received a further Best Director nomination in 1935 for perhaps his most successful film, Mutiny on the Bounty.

In 1957, he was awarded the George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.[3]

On 8 February 1960, Lloyd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion pictures industry, at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard.[4][5]

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