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Oscar-winning director Milos Forman no more

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest", has died. He was 86.

His third wife confirmed the news to Czech news agency CTK, reports

He died on Friday in the US after a short illness, according to his wife

His manager, Dennis Aspland, confirmed Forman's death to and noted that the filmmaker had a home in Warren,

Forman, the anti-authoritarian who left his native Czechoslovakia for creative freedom in the US, was also known for two biopics -- "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996) and "Man on the Moon" (1999).

first attracted international attention with features like "Black Peter", "The Loves of a Blonde" (1965) -- an nominee for best foreign-language and "The Firemen's Ball".

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", adapted from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, dealt with life inside an mental institution. Starring as an insurgent patient, it was a sensation at the Oscars, winning five major categories (picture, director, actor, and adapted screenplay).

"Amadeus" (1984), starring as Wolfgang Mozart, raked in nominations and eight wins, including those for Best Picture and



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 14:10 IST