The Film, 'The Diary of Anne Frank', Based on the Play, is Released

The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, which was based on the diary of Anne Frank.

It was directed by George Stevens, with a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It won three Oscars.

From the mid-1950s the diary became famous worldwide. In 1959 the film The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Millie Perkins (b. 1938), was as successful as its stage predecessor and became a cult film. The Anne Frank House, in whose attic the family had hidden, was opened to the public in 1960; hundreds of thousands of people visit it every year.