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Born: April 2, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, director

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A comedy writer and director who paid his dues writing and producing TV sitcoms before making his feature film directorial debut with "Miami Rhapsody" (1995), which featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who doesn't believe that any relationship or marriage can ever really work.

A comedy writer and director who paid his dues writing and producing TV sitcoms before making his feature film directorial debut with "Miami Rhapsody" (1995), which featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who doesn't believe that any relationship or marriage can ever really work.

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  One Chance (2013)
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  Marley & Me (2008)
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  Miami Rhapsody (1995) Director

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1981:
Wrote article for <i>Esquire</i> magazine about John McEnroe
1986:
Wrote and was supervising producer on "The Ellen Burstyn Show" (ABC)
1989:
Produced and directed episodes of the CBS sitcom "Doctor, Doctor"
1990:
Co-wrote the feature film "Funny About Love" with Norman Steinberg
1991:
With Steinberg created, wrote and penned lyrics for the theme song for "Teech" (CBS)
1992:
Created, wrote and directed the short-lived CBS series "Grapevine"
1993:
Received solo screenplay credit for "Nervous Ticks"
1995:
Feature directorial debut, "Miami Rhapsody"; also wrote and produced
1996:
Directed the pilot for the TV series "Dear Diary"; show was released as a short film and won an Oscar
1998:
Directed an episode of the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"
2000:
Wrote, executive produced and directed episodes of CBS' remake of "Grapevine"
2001:
Directed an episode of the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"
2001:
Helmed several episodes of the HBO series "Sex and the City"
2004:
Directed the pilot episode of "Entourage" (HBO)
2006:
Helmed the feature adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada"
2008:
Directed Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in "Marley and Me"
2011:
Helmed comedy feature "The Big Year," starring Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin
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Education

Fieldston School: Riverdale , New York - 1977
Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 1981

Notes

"I know so many women who are successful in their careers, well-educated and attractive who have a hard time getting married--they don't meet the right guy, or they're ambivalent in their relationships--and it all ties together with pressure on women in the late 20th Century who are trying to have it all."--David Frankel in NEW YORK NEWSDAY, January 22, 1995

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wife:
Jennifer Beber. Advertising executive. Married on May 17, 1998 in a dual ceremony with the bride's sister.

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father:
Max Frankel. Newspaper editor, columnist. Wrote for <i>The New York Times</i>; was executive editor of the newspaper from 1986 to 1994.
mother:
Tobia Frankel. Deceased.
step-mother:
Joyce Purnick. Newspaper editor. Worked for <i>The New York Times</i>.
brother:
Jon Frankel. News correspondent. Worked for NBC and later CBS.
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