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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola


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Born: April 7, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Producer ...


grandfather: August Coppola. Pianist. Emigrated to USA from Naples as Enrico Caruso's piano accompanist.
father: Carmine Coppola. Flutist, composer, musical arranger. Born on July 11, 1910; died on April 26, 1991; Italian-American; played in Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra; scored some of son's films, including "The Godfather, Part II" for which he shared an Oscar.
mother: Italia Coppola. Actor.
uncle: Archimedes Coppola. Engineer, musician. Born in 1909; died in 1927.
uncle: Michael Coppola. Inventor. Born in 1914.
uncle: Antonio Coppola. Conductor, music teacher. Conductor of symphony orchestras and opera with the San Francisco Opera and New York City Opera; also conducted Broadway musicals like "My Fair Lady"; was opera advisor on "The Godfather, Part III" (1990).
father-in-law: Clifford Neil. Artist, inventor. Born in 1891; died in 1945.
brother: August Floyd Coppola. Writer, professor. Born in 1934; dean of the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University; involved with "Audio Vision" which provides a taped soundtrack of a narrator describing visual information for blind filmgoers; father of Marc and Christopher Coppola and Nicolas Cage.
sister: Talia Rose Coppola. Actor, producer, director. Born on April 25, 1945; has acted in films directred by brother; formerly married to composer David Shire who scored "The Conversation" (1974); subsequently wed to the late producer Jack Schwartzman with whom she had two sons, actors Jason and Robert Schwartzman.
brother-in-law: William Neil. Special effects technician. Born in 1939.
nephew: Marc Coppola. Actor. Born in 1957; son of August Coppola; acted in "Cotton Club", "Jack" and "Deadfall".
nephew: Christopher Coppola. Director, screenwriter. Son of August Coppola; born on January 25, 1962.
nephew: Nicolas Cage. Actor. Son of August Coppola; has acted in films directed by uncle; born on January 7, 1964; won Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas".
son: Gian-Carlo Coppola. Born on September 17, 1963; killed in boating accident in May 1986.
son: Roman Coppola. Production head, visual effects technician, 2nd unit director, sound mixer, music video director. Born in 1965; heads Black Diamond Productions; first feature as executive producer, "The Spirit of '76" (1990).
nephew: Jason Schwartzman. Actor, musician. Son of Talia Shire and late producer Jack Schwartzman; born on June 26, 1980; star of comedy hit "Rushmore" (1998).
granddaughter: Gian Carla Coppola. Daughter of the late Gian-Carlo Coppola and Jackie De La Fontaine, born six months after Gian-Carlo's death in 1986.

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