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Edouard Molinaro

Director and Screenwriter
12 May 1928 to 7 December 2013

A French director and screenwriter best known for La Cage aux Folles (1978), for which his writing and direction was Oscar-nominated. The film was pioneering in its depiction of gay characters, inspiring a Broadway musical and an American remake, Mike Nichols’ The Birdcage (1996). Molinaro’s other notable credits include Oscar (1967) and My Uncle Benjamin (1969).

- Read Edouard Molinaro's Independent obituary here