SF State's Connection to the Coppola Family

Thursday, January 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Carmine and Italia had three children. August was a writer, film executive and professor. (San Francisco State University, where he served for a time as the film department chair, has a theatre named in his honor.) Francis became a filmmaker, allowing him to beat John Huston’s Treasure of the Sierra Madre family-affair Oscar triumph in 1975 when he himself took home three statuettes (best picture, director and adapted screenplay), his father shared a best original score prize with Nino Rota, and baby sister Talia Shire received a nomination for best supporting actress, all for The Godfather: Part II.