Francis Ford Coppola Overview

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Born: April 07, 1939

Although born in Detroit, Coppola grew up in New York with his Italian-American composer father and actress mother. As a young boy he created a number of 8mm features edited from home movies. Trained for a career in music, he had won a tuba scholarship to the New York Military Academy, but chose university instead. From 1956 to 1960, he attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York where he majored in theater arts and directed a number of stage plays including A Streetcar Named Desire... See All

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