Summary: French film director whose career spanned 60 years, including crime films and historical adaptations but who was best known for his masterpiece with the 1978 French farce La Cage aux Folles about a gay couple that struck a chord with a broad range of audiences, which was nominated for seven Oscars (including best director) and inspired a 1987 Broadway musical as well as the 1996 U.S. remake The Birdcage.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary disease
Born: May 13, 1928
Died: December 7, 2013
Location: Paris, France