August Coppola
American academic, writer and film executive
August Coppola
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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Great Conversations: Nicolas Cage
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
It was August, 2005. I knocked on the double door at the Four Seasons. It opened almost immediately. "Hi, I'm Nic," he said, hand outstretched. Nicolas Cage wasn't who I expected him to be. Like all actors, he was smaller and trimmer in person than he appeared on-screen. Neatly dressed in an Armani suit, Cage also displayed none of the manic fervor in real life as had become his signature on-screen. He was thoughtful, well-spoken and incredibly literate in all seven arts. It's an infrequent experience that you leave an interview feeling you've just met someone that you could hang out with regularly, but I got that with Nic Cage, in spades. He was endlessly fascinating, but also kind of a regular guy. Another of my favorite chats I count myself lucky to have been part of. It's an inevitable event in every accomplished artist's life: if you go back on the timeline of their existence and stop in adolescence, almost all of our greatest actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians and ...
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Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars Engaged - National Ledger
Google News - almost 6 years
Director Sofia Coppola is set to marry her rocker boyfriend Thomas Mars in August. Coppola will tie the knot at her family's villa in Bernalda, southern Italy. A representative for the Somewhere director told "Yes,
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NYTimes - about 10 years
Q: Did Governor Schwarzenegger call to congratulate you on your victory as California's new attorney general? No, he hasn't called me yet, but he's busy. I don't stand on ceremony. I'll be up in Sacramento, and I'll go in. They're very hospitable at the governor's office. As a Democrat accustomed to being in charge -- you're the mayor of Oakland as
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Gregory T. Frazier, 58; Helped Blind See Movies With Their Ears
NYTimes - over 20 years
Gregory T. Frazier, a San Francisco visionary who hit on the idea of providing simultaneous electronic audio descriptions for the blind so they could enjoy more than the dialogue of movies, television and theater performances, died on Sunday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 58 and president of Audiovision, a struggling not-for-profit company
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FILM; Nicholas Cage, The Sunshine Man
NYTimes - over 22 years
IT WAS WHILE WATCHING AN OLD interview with a deeply drugged Jim Morrison on television several years ago that a light bulb went on over Nicolas Cage's head. "Morrison was saying, 'I don't think we've done a song yet that conveys pure happiness,' " Mr. Cage remembered. "And I thought about myself. I thought, 'I should do that. Something that's not
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of August Coppola
  • 2009
    Age 75
    August Coppola's final home was in Los Angeles, where he died of a heart attack on October 27, 2009 at age 75.
    More Details Hide Details The 150-seat August Coppola Theater on the San Francisco State campus is named in his honor. Francis Ford Coppola dedicated his 1983 film Rumble Fish to him. In The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), August Coppola's name is mentioned at the very end of credits.
  • 1986
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Also, Coppola served as chairman and CEO of Education First!, an organization seeking Hollywood studio support of educational programs. Coppola also worked as an advocate for art appreciation among the visually impaired. He is credited as being the creator of the Tactile Dome, a feature at the San Francisco Exploratorium museum, which opened to the public on September 9, 1971. The Dome is a lightless maze that requires visitors to pass through using only their sense of touch. In 1972 Coppola opened the AudioVision Workshop with colleague Professor Gregory Frazier, which utilized Frazier's original process of audio recording descriptions of film and theater action for the benefit of visually impaired audiences. Coppola was the author of the romantic novel The Intimacy (1978), and was working on a second novel, The Nymbus, while living in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1984
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He then served as Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. In this role, Coppola earned a reputation of being a champion of the arts on the campus and in the community, and for promoting diversity within the student body of the arts school. Additionally, August Coppola worked in film, like many other members of his family. He was an executive at his brother's American Zoetrope film studio, where he was involved in the revival of Abel Gance's 1927 silent film Napoléon.
  • 1981
    Age 47
    He married Marie Thenevin on April 16, 1981. That marriage ended in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details He married twice again. His last marriage was to Martine Chevallier, an actress with the Comédie-Française in Paris. Coppola received his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his graduate degree at Hofstra University, where his thesis Ernest Hemingway: The Problem of In Our Time was published in 1956. Coppola earned his doctorate at Occidental College in 1960.
  • 1976
    Age 42
    Coppola and Vogelsang divorced in 1976.
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  • 1960
    Age 26
    August Coppola married dancer Joy Vogelsang in 1960; they had three sons: Marc, Christopher, and Nicolas.
    More Details Hide Details Among his notable nieces and nephews are director Sofia Coppola and actor Jason Schwartzman.
  • 1934
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1934.
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