Danilo Donati dies during Pinocchio production

Italian costume and production designer Danilo Donati, who was in the midst of production on Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio, died Saturday, December 1, at his home in Rome. Cause of death for the designer, who was 75, wasn't yet known.

Donati began his costume design career in theatre in the 1950s, working with directors like Luchino Visconti. His first feature film credit was on Mario Monicelli's 1959 comedy The Great War, but Donati attracted international attention with

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