Frank Lloyd

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Frank Lloyd
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Born Frank William George Lloyd[1]
2 February 1886
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Died 10 August 1960 (aged 74)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)

Frank William George Lloyd (2 February 1886-10 August 1960) was a Scottish-American film director, scriptwriter and producer. He was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,[2] and was its president from 1934-35.

Lloyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother Jane was Scottish and his father Edmund was Welsh.[1] 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.


Lloyd was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Directing, for Weary River (1929), The Divine Lady (1929), Drag (1929), Cavalcade (1933), and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He won for The Divine Lady and Cavalcade.

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

Personal life[edit]

Lloyd was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ Pawlak, Debra. "The Story of the First Academy Awards". The Mediadrome. Retrieved 23 April 2007. 
  3. ^ The George Eastman Award
  4. ^ Frank Lloyd at Find a Grave

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
J. Theodore Reed
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Succeeded by
Frank Capra