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Legendary creator of some iconic movies sadly dies aged 86 in a local hospital

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 16, 2018
10:11 A.M.
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Milos Forman died recently according to his former agent. The director was a well-known and celebrated filmmaker with some notable credits under his belt.

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He died at a hospital on April 14, 2018, according to Faith Family America. One of his acclaimed movies was the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Milos Forman had famous American film classics like Amadeus. The former director’s agent, Dennis Aspland, shared that, Forman’s wife, Martina, had notified him of the death according to Page Six.

Forman arrived in Hollywood in the 1960s from Czechoslovakia. His foreign work was quickly admired by American filmmakers.

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The director went on to win Academy Awards and Oscars for his directing roles. His life was, sadly, also marked by tragedy.

‘Forman died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Connecticut.’

Dennis Aspland, Faith Family America, April 14, 2018

Forman lost both parents during World War II when he was still very young. Reports stated that his parents had died in a Nazi concentration camp when he was 9.

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He had been in Paris when the communists attacked the Prague Spring movement in 1968. After that, he didn’t bother to return home and became a US citizen in 1975.

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He was born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). He was the son of Anna (née Švábová), who ran a summer hotel.

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When he was young, he believed his biological father to be Rudolf Forman, a professor. After his parents' deaths, Forman was raised by two uncles, and by family friends.

He later discovered that his biological father was, in fact, a Jewish architect, Otto Kohn, a survivor of the Holocaust. In his youth, Forman had wanted to become a theatrical producer.

He later studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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