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Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director, Dead at 86

Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director, Dead at 86
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Milos Forman, one of the most acclaimed directors of the past 50 years, died Friday at 86. THR reports his manager, Dennis Aspland, confirmed the death via his wife Martina, who said he passed away following a short illness.

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Forman in 2009

Forman, who left his homeland of Czechoslovakia for the U.S., helmed the films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), "Hair" (1979), "Ragtime" (1981), "Amadeus" (1984), "Valmont" (1989), "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996) and "Man on the Moon" (1999), among others, winning the Oscar twice.

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Forman reuniting with "Amadeus" stars Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham in 2007

He is survived by Martina, his third wife, and by two sets of twin sons.

Forman was mourned on social media by people he had worked with and by admirers in his field:

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