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Franco Zeffirelli

Franco ZeffirelliAKA Gianfranco Corsi

Born: 12-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 15-Jun-2019
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Romeo and Juliet

Military service: Communist Partisan (WWII)


[1] Richard Burt, "No Holes Bard: Homonormativity and the Gay and Lesbian Romance with Romeo and Juliet", essay in Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital (2000), page 153.

Father: Ottorino Corsi (silk merchant)
Mother: Alaide Garosi (fashion designer, d. tuberculosis)
Boyfriend:
Luchino Visconti (film director. cohabited three years)
Slept with: Alain Delon (actor, rumored relationship)

    Conservatory: Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence
    University: University of Florence

    Knight of the British Empire Nov-2004
    Hip Replacement Surgery
    Wedding: Larry Fortensky and Elizabeth Taylor (1991)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Callas Forever (16-Sep-2002)
    Tea with Mussolini (26-Mar-1999)
    Jane Eyre (9-Feb-1996)
    Sparrow (Oct-1993)
    Hamlet (19-Dec-1990)
    Young Toscanini (5-Sep-1988)
    Otello (28-Aug-1986)
    La Traviata (18-Feb-1983)
    Endless Love (17-Jul-1981)
    The Champ (4-Apr-1979)
    Jesus of Nazareth (3-Apr-1977)
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon (3-Mar-1972)
    Romeo and Juliet (25-Sep-1968)
    The Taming of the Shrew (27-Feb-1967)

Author of books:
Zeffirelli: An Autobiography (1986, memoir)


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