Frank William George Lloyd (2 February 1886 – 10 August 1960) was a British-born American film director, actor, scriptwriter, and producer. He was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,[2] and was its president from 1934 to 1935.

Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd, Boxoffice Barometer, 1939.jpg
Lloyd c. 1939
Frank William George Lloyd[1]

2 February 1886
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Died10 August 1960 (aged 74)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • Film director
  • actor
  • scriptwriter
  • film producer
Years active1913–1955


Lloyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother Jane was Scottish and his father Edmund was Welsh. Lloyd started his career as a singer and stage actor in London.[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 is credited with being a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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

On 8 February 1960, Lloyd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion pictures industry, at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Frank Lloyd was married to actress Alma Haller from 11 July 1913, until her death on 16 March 1952. By 1955, Lloyd married Virginia Kellogg, and remained married until Lloyd's death on 10 August 1960 at age 74. Lloyd was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Pawlak, Debra Ann (12 January 2012). Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy. Pegasus Books. ISBN 9781605982168.
  2. ^ Pawlak, Debra. "The Story of the First Academy Awards". The Mediadrome. Archived from the original on 30 December 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  3. ^ The George Eastman Award Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Frank Lloyd | Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Frank Lloyd". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ Frank r Loyd at Find a Grave

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Succeeded by