Elia Kazan

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Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Istanbul, Turkey
Death Date
Sep 28, 2003 (94)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Istanbul, Turkey
Death Date
Sep 28, 2003 (94)

About

Actor and acclaimed director of On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden.

Before Fame

He waited tables and washed dishes to afford to go to Williams College.

Trivia

He and Lee Strasberg brought method acting to the forefront and founded The Actors Studio. He preferred casting little-known actors and gave performers like Warren Beatty their first major roles.

Family Life

He married playwright Molly Day Thatcher on December 5, 1932, actress Barbara Loden on June 5, 1967, and Frances Rudge on June 26, 1982.

Associated With

He directed James Dean in the film adaptation of East of Eden.