Milos Forman, known for directing the classic films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died at age 86, his manager tells NPR.
Forman's wife Martina told the Czech news agency CTK that Forman died Friday in Connecticut after a short illness.
His manager, Dennis Aspland, confirmed his death was at a hospital near his home in Warren, Conn.
Forman was born in 1932 in what was then called Czechoslovakia. Both his mother and the man be thought was his father were killed at Auschwitz during World War II, he told NPR's Fresh Air in 1994.
Forman later learned his biological father was a man with whom his mother had an affair, according to The New York Times. The man survived the war and was living in Peru by the time Forman found him.