Anton Coppola, a Maestro With Many Encores

Aug 02, 2016 1111

Francis Ford Coppola may have created the "Godfather" films, but these days, the real godfather of the Coppola clan is his uncle Anton Coppola.

"I don't know if I like the Mafioso connotations of that," said Mr. Coppola, who is 99 and still composing, conducting and devoting his life to opera. He is also uncle to the actress Talia Shire, and great-uncle to the actors Nicolas Cage and Jason and Robert Schwartzman, and the filmmakers Sofia and Roman Coppola.

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