Édouard Molinaro

Édouard Molinaro (13 May 1928 – 7 December 2013) was a French film director and screenwriter.[1]

Édouard Molinaro
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Édouard Molinaro in 2009
Born(1928-05-13)13 May 1928
Bordeaux, France
Died7 December 2013(2013-12-07) (aged 85)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director
Years active1946–2013
Known forLa Cage aux Folles


He was born in Bordeaux, Gironde.

He is best known for his comedies with Louis de Funès (Oscar, Hibernatus), My Uncle Benjamin (with Jacques Brel and Claude Jade), Dracula and Son (with Christopher Lee), and the Academy Award-nominated La Cage aux Folles (with Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi). Molinaro was active as a director until a few years before his death, although after 1985 he had almost exclusively been producing works for television.[2]

In 1996, his cinematic work was awarded the René Clair Award, a prize given by the Académie française for excellent film work.

Molinaro died of a respiratory insufficiency in 2013. He was 85.

Filmography (as director)Edit


  1. ^ "Mort d'Edouard Molinaro, artisan indispensable du cinéma français - Cinéma - Télérama.fr". Telerama.fr. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  2. ^ "Cage aux Folles film director Edouard Molinaro dies". BBC.co.uk. 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-12-08.

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