This book is based on the truelife exploits of frank abagnale. Frank abagnale biography facts, family life of impostor. Sure, leo dicaprio and tom hanks can take major credit for it, as they played their characters brilliantly in the oscarnominated 2002 movie adaptation of this book, which depicted the life of frank william abagnale jr. Find more about childhood, family, personal life, fraudulent activities, forgery, etc. During this time, he used eight aliases even more to cash bad cheques. The couple met in algiers during world war ii, while frank sr. Frank abagnale was a famous checkforger, imposter, and conartist. Frank abagnale on the death of the con artist and the rise. Three men pose as the legendary con man and the contestants must separate the real life individual from the imposters by asking them a series of questions. He became one of the most notorious impostors, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities, including an airline pilot, a physician, a u. Abagnale, alias frank williams, robert conrad, frank adams, and robert monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. I feel it is necessary to make the following statement concerning the book and the film, catch me if you can. His life story provided the inspiration for the feature film catch me if you can, nominally based on his ghostwritten biography of the same name.
The reasons for this statement is to provide clarification and accuracy. Abagnale on the front endpaper no inscriptionsignature only. Quotations by frank abagnale, american celebrity, born april 27, 1948. But if youre looking for ego measured in metric tons, search no further than frank william abagnale jr. His story has also been told as a book, a musical and is drawn upon in tv series white collar. As an adolescent, he was caught for small crimes but soon he continued his work doing it more wisely. The uproarious, bestselling true story of the worlds most soughtafter con man, immortalized by leonardo dicaprio in dreamworks feature film of the same name, from the author of scam me if you can.
Sometimes frank goes by various nicknames including frank william abagnale, frank w abagnale and frank w abagnale. Frank abagnale was born april 27, 1948 in bronxville, new york. Frank is famous for his record as a confident trickster, a check forger, an impostor, and an escape artist. Frank abagnale wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The real story of frank abagnale is far crazier than hollywood says duration. He is one of four children and spent the first 16 years of his life in new rochelle, new york. In reading through the other answers, there is one more critical fact thats missing that gives us another clue as to how he passed when he didnt even have a high school diploma. Frank william abagnale, sr 19141972 find a grave memorial. Catch me if you can of my favorite stories of all time. Frank abagnale is 71 years old and was born on 04271948.
He assists aarp by sharing his expertise and insight to arm individuals with the knowledge and. One of the early signs of his future as a fraudster came when, after purchasing a car, he persuaded his father to lend him his mobil card. Frank abagnale the true story of a real fake catch the. Named after his father, who owned a stationery business, frank was the third frank abagnale he has achieved legendary status among con men by pulling off some of the most outrageous, brazen and unbelievable deceits in the history of fraud. The true story of a real fake by frank abagnale, jr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Frank w abagnale, alias frank williams, robert conrad, frank adams and ringo monjo, was one of the most. Abagnale concerning the book and the film, catch me if you can. Scam me if you can is a timely, profoundly useful book about how to take action against identity theft scams. A former conman who specialised in impersonation and forgery, he was portrayed by leonardo dicaprio in the 2002 film catch me if you can. Frank abagnale, worldfamous conman, explains why technology wont stop breaches. I just finished watching a video of frank abagnale jr discuss his life history. Frank abagnale on the death of the con artist and the rise wired uk. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities, including an airline pilot, a physician, a u.
He committed his crimes primarily between the ages of 15 and 21. At the age of 16, abagnale posed as a pilot for pan. A portion of his life was the subject of the popular 2002 film catch me if you can. He was the third of four children two brothers and one sister born to a french mother, paula abagnale, and an american father, frank william abagnale, sr. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming that he assumed no fewer than eighteen identities, includin an airline pilot, a physician, a u. Booktalking catch me if you can by frank abagnale, jr. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities as an airline pilot, a doctor, a u. He was arrested multiple times in multiple countries, spending 6 months in a french prison, 6 months in a swedish prison, and finally 4 years in a us prison in atlanta, georgia. You had happy memories of dancing with him in his parents living room, or just talking together. The priceclipped dust jacket has a 34 tear on the back cover, but it looks super under the fresh mylar cover ive added.
As far as redemption stories go, frank abagnales stands among the more memorable. Frank william abagnale, frank williams, or any of the other aliases. Hed adopted multiple career paths without ever receiving his credentials. Frank abagnale catch me if you can read and download. Catch me if you can by frank abagnale, signed abebooks. Abagnale, alias frank williams, robert conrad, frank adams, and robert monjo, was one of the most daring con. In 1980, after serving various sentences for a vast collection of financial fraud convictions, he told his story with the. Much of the information known to the public about his personal history was shared in. The internet is a powder keg waiting to explode fbi security expert frank abagnale on the recent global cyber attacks. Frank abagnale catch me if you can audiobook youtube. In 1964, sixteenyearold frank moved to new york, and. Only someone with abagnale s unique background could precisely lay out a blueprint for recognizing and mitigating these insidious crimes, including both real life scenarios and handson solutions.
Subject of the steven spielberg film, catch me if you can 2002. Early life frank william abagnale was born on april 27th, 1948 in new rochelle, new york. What landed me in jail was my other habit, which was my enthusiasm for passing bad checks. Frank william abagnale jr is an american security consultant known for his career as a con man, check forger, and impostor when he was 15 to 21 years old. Frank abagnales early life story has been told many times. Enjoy the best frank abagnale quotes at brainyquote. Once one of the worlds most famous confidence men, inspiring the steven spielberg film catch me if you can, he is now one of the worlds most respected authorities on identity theft. Chael sonnen, ryan leaf, david duke, jim bakker, william. Frank abagnale senior was walking down stairs at a subway and tripped and hit his head. As a check forger, frank abagnale was an absolute master and a true innovator. Frank abagnale william, 71 daniel island, sc has court. Frank abagnale, aarp ambassador, has advised the fbi on how to outsmart con artists for over four decades. One of abagnales opening statements in the book is, i wasnt a pan.
Frank abagnale, inspiration for catch me if you can, in. Abagnale, 71, was a wellknown con artist and fraudster very early in. Born and raised in the westchester county city of bronxville, new york, abagnale. Currently he runs abagnale and associates, a financial fraud consultancy company. According to the memoir, abagnale was the third of four children born to parents paulette abagnale and frank abagnale sr. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. For those who dont know, frank abagnale is one of the most infamous con artists in history according to wikipedia. To protect the rights of those whose paths have crossed the authors, all of the characters and some. Abagnale, stan redding the uproarious, bestselling true story of the worldsmost soughtafter con man, immortalized by leonardo dicaprio indreamworks feature film of the same name, from the author of scam me if you can. Book of villain oneshots run awayfrank william abagnale jr. Frank abagnale, aarp fraud watch network ambassador, has advised the fbi on how to outsmart con artists for over four decades.395 1396 160 1291 1463 452 1113 172 1410 435 1247 905 1069 1351 999 650 148 909 11 1008 1302 274 306 989 199 1250 699 856 1050 118 398 798 134 227 1336 980 512