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Frank Perry

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Biography

Frank J. Perry, Jr. (August 21, 1930 – August 29, 1995) was an American stage and film director, producer and screenwriter. Frank was married to author and screenwriter Eleanor Perry (1960–1971), Barbara Goldsmith and Virginia Brush Ford.

Perry was born in New York City, of Portuguese and German ancestry, the son of Pauline (née Schwab), who worked at Alcoholics Anonymous, and Frank J. Perry, a stockbroker. His mother was a niece of Charles M. Schwab, who founded the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. As a teenager, Perry began pursuing his interest in the theater with a job as a parking lot attendant for the Westport Country Playhouse in nearby Westport, Connecticut. He attended the University of Miami. He produced several plays at Westport and then turned for a time to producing television documentaries.

A veteran of the Korean War, he returned to the entertainment industry after being discharged and made his directorial debut in 1962 with the low-budget drama film David and… read more

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thesecretlivesofcats

4Feb11

How do you explain his style. It's simple, I want to use the word "low-key" but his films have these intense moments of drama. You could call his and Eleanor Perry's work concise? Haunted? One could overlook their merits, easily.

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analogico

12Jan10

but....DAVID AND LISA??????

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(Queen of the Mods)

27Dec09

wheres david and lisa !!!!!!!!! ?

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