Gabriel Axel

 

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: Danish film director who became the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film with Babette's Feast (1987) based on a short story by Out of Africa author Karen Blixen (d. 1967) who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen.

 

 

Cause of Death: In his sleep

 

Born: April 18, 1918

 

Died: February 9, 2014

 

Location: Bagsvaerd, Denmark