‘La Cage aux Folles’ Costume Designer Was 75 – The Hollywood Reporter

Ambra Danon, the Italian costume designer who labored on the three La Cage aux Folles movies, incomes an Oscar nomination for the primary one, has died. She was 75.

Danon died April 12 in Rome after a protracted battle with most cancers, her niece, Echo Danon, advised The Hollywood Reporter.

The unique La Cage Aux Folles (1978), based mostly on Jean Poiret’s 1973 play of the identical title, was directed by Édouard Molinaro and launched by United Artists. The French-language comedy starred Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault as a homosexual couple working a drag nightclub in a French resort city and was an enormous field workplace success.

Danon, who shared her Academy Award nom with five-time nominee Piero Tosi, misplaced out on Oscar evening to Albert Wolsky of All That Jazz. She then returned for the La Cage aux Folles sequels launched in 1980 and 1985.

The daughter of Marcello Danon, who produced the primary two motion pictures within the sequence, additionally labored on theater and opera productions and on such different movies as Il caso Raoul (1975) and Quando eravamo repressi (1992).

(La Cage Aux Folles, after all, additionally turned a giant Broadway hit written by Harvey Fierstein and an American movie, The Birdcage, that starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, was directed by Mike Nichols and written by Elaine Might.)

Echo Danon is a daughter of late actress Pamela Tiffin (State Truthful, The Pleasure Seekers, Come Fly With Me, Harper). Ambra Danon’s different survivors embrace her brothers, Edmondo and Lorenzo, and one other niece, Aurora.

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