Franco Zeffirelli facts for kids
KBE, Grande Ufficiale OMRI
Zeffirelli in 2008
|Member of the Senate|
21 April 1994 – 29 May 2001
Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli
12 February 1923
|Died||15 June 2019
|Political party||Forza Italia|
|Alma mater||University of Florence|
|Years of service||1942–1945|
|Unit||24th Guards Brigade|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
He was also known for several of the movies he directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remains the best-known film adaptation of that play as well. His miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) won acclaim and is still shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries.
He received an honorary knighthood from the British government in 2004 when he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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