1982 Frank Capra Tribute

Frank Capra received the 10th anniversary AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on March 4, 1982.

Seven-year-old Frank Capra, at left, poses with brother Tony and sister Ann.

Frank Capra receives the Distinguished Service Medal from Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall in 1945.

Frank Capra and Cameraman Joseph Walker filming LADY FOR A DAY (1933).

Filming the political rally in the rain for MEET JOHN DOE (1941).

"A great man and a great American, Frank Capra is an inspiration to those who believe in the American Dream." -- John Ford. Above, Capra receives an Honorary Degree from Wesleyan University in 1981.

"Frank Capra was the Carl Sandburg of Hollywood who reminded all America of the faces of Americana we love and cherish." -- William O. Douglas