Lina Wertmüller, the 1st woman to earn a Best Director Oscar nomination, dies at 93

Lina Wertmüller
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Italian director Lina Wertmüller, who made history with her nomination at the 1977 Academy Awards, has died. She was 93.

Wertmüller's death was confirmed by Italian media, and she reportedly died "peacefully" at home surrounded by loved ones, according to Variety and Deadline.

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