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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
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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: Directed "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Robert Anderson. Lighting Design / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 9 Feb 1955-9 Apr 1955, then moved to The 48th Street Theatre from 11 Apr 1955-close): 30 Sep 1953-18 Jun 1955 (712 performances). Cast: Deborah ... 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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Did You Know?

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:

In 1958, Kazan won his third Tony Award for Best Director -- for the play ''J.B.''. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Marlon Brando and Karl Malden

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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