Elia Kazan

Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist

Elia Kazan (/ˈliə kəˈzæn/;[2][3] born Elias Kazantzoglou (Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου);[4] September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Turkish-born Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor.

Elia Kazan
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Born
Elias Kazantzoglou[1]

(1909-09-07)September 7, 1909
DiedSeptember 28, 2003(2003-09-28) (aged 94)
Cause of deathNatural causes
EducationWilliams College (BA)
Yale University
Occupation
Years active1934–1976
Spouse(s)
Molly Day Thacher
(m. 1932; died 1963)

Barbara Loden
(m. 1967; died 1980)

Frances Rudge
(m. 1982)
Children5, including Nicholas
RelativesZoe Kazan (granddaughter)
Maya Kazan (granddaughter)
Signature
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He was called by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history". He helped co-found the Actors Studio in Manhattan.

Kazan directed A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), and East of Eden (1955). He won two Academy Awards, three Tony Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Elia Kazan". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2010-09-10. Elia Kazan, original name Elia Kazanjoglou (b. September 7, 1909, Istanbul (Ottoman Empire) —d. September 28, 2003, New York City, U.S.).
  2. Dictionary.com – Kazan
  3. Oxford Learners' Dictionary – Elia Kazan
  4. Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου Greek pronunciation: [eˈlia kaˈzan]. Later in his life, he was known as Ελία Καζάν in Greece—a transcription of his English name.