Frank Serpico is a retired Italian-American NYPD officer who became famous after exposing massive corruption in the NYPD between the 1960s and the early parts of the 1970s. His exposure of corruption in the force led Mayor John V. Lindsay to set up the famous Knapp Commission to investigate the activities of the NYPD. He gained more recognition after his life was dramatized in the 1973 biographical film Serpico, which starred iconic actor Al Pacino.
He was married and divorced three times before his marriage to Marianne in 1973. The marriage ended with Marianne's death in 1980. He has a son named Alexander.
He was shot in the face during a drug raid in 1971. The police officers who had accompanied him during the raid ignored him as he bled profusely on the floor fighting for his life. His life was saved by a civilian who quickly called for help.
is a famous American police officer,
who was born on
April 14, 1936. As a person born on this date, Frank Serpico is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 14) and the 43rd most popular for the year (1936).
People born on April 14
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Frank Serpico is the 607th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Frank Serpico's birthday, Frank Serpico is the 3982nd most famous American and ranks 171st in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
In general, Frank Serpico ranks as the 7342nd
most popular famous person of all time.
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