Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli Photo

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who received his first Oscar nomination in 1969 for Romeo and Juliet (1968), went on to direct classics such as The Champ (1979), Hamlet (1990), Jane Eyre (1996) and Tea with Mussolini (1999). He died at his home in Rome on June 15 of natural causes at age 96.