August Coppola

Academic + Writer and Film Executive
Born Feb 16, 1934

August Floyd Coppola was an American academic, author, film executive and advocate for the arts. He is also known as the father of actor Nicolas Cage.

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1934 Birth Born on February 16, 1934.


1960 26 Years Old August Coppola married dancer Joy Vogelsang in 1960; they had three sons: Marc, Christopher, and Nicolas. … Read More


1976 42 Years Old Coppola and Vogelsang divorced in 1976.
1981 47 Years Old He married Marie Thenevin on April 16, 1981. That marriage ended in 1986. … Read More


1984 50 Years Old He taught comparative literature at Cal State Long Beach in the 1960s and '70s and served as a trustee of the California State University system before moving to San Francisco in 1984. … Read More
1986 52 Years Old He was the founder and president of the San Francisco Film and Video Arts Commission, and served on the jury of the 36th Berlin International Film Festival in 1986. … Read More


2009 76 Years Old August Coppola's final home was in Los Angeles, where he died of a heart attack on October 27, 2009 at age 75. … Read More
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