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Elia Kazan (1909–2003)


Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A... See full bio »

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East of Eden
Tue, Jun 29 7:15 PM PDT on TCM (631)
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Thu, Jul 01 11:40 PM PDT on KCOPDT3 (1261)

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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(1954)
East of Eden Director
(1955)
(1951)
America America Director
(1963)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Louis"; Broadway debut) in "Chrysalis" on Broadway. Written by Rose Albert Porter. Directed by Theresa Helburn. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Nov 1932-Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Arling Alcine, Wihelmina Barton, Humphrey Bogart (as "Don Ellis"), Fannie Bourke (credited as Fan Bourke; as "... See more »

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10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 16 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elia 'Gadget' Kazan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Natalie Wood] The quality I remember about her was a kind of sweetness. When her persona fitted the role, you couldn't do better. She was it. See more »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts (1931). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

The Actor's Director See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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