Elia Kazan was a Greek-American filmmaker and actor remembered for directing a number of award-winning films such as 1947’s Gentleman’s Agreement, 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire, 1954's On the Waterfront and 1955's East of Eden. In addition to directing numerous critically acclaimed motion pictures, he was also a renowned theatre director. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential Broadway and Hollywood directors of all time.
He was married three times: to Molly Day Thacher, a renowned playwright, from 1932 until her demise in 1963; to actress Barbara Loden from 1969 until she passed away in 1980; and to author Frances Rudge from 1982 until his death in 2003. He fathered four children with his first wife Molly and one child with his second wife Barbara.
Throughout his career, he won a string of prestigious awards, including three Academy Awards and three Tony Awards. In 1982, US President Ronald Regan bestowed upon him the Kennedy Center honors in recognition of his immense contribution to the arts.
He strongly despised Communists.
I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.Elia Kazan
I value peace when it is not bought at the price of fundamental decencies.Elia Kazan
I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.Elia Kazan
I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.Elia Kazan
I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.Elia Kazan
I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand dollars for one minute of acting. It's a nasty experience. You're up there all by yourself. You're so damn exposed.Elia Kazan
Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.Elia Kazan
Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.Elia Kazan
Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.Elia Kazan
The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.Elia Kazan
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.Elia Kazan
There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors... and that is their competitive sense.Elia Kazan
Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.Elia Kazan
was a famous Greek-American actor, director, producer, and writer,
who was born on
September 7, 1909. As a person born on this date, Elia Kazan is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 7) and the 7th most popular for the year (1909).
People born on September 7
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Elia Kazan is the 526th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Elia Kazan's birthday, Elia Kazan is the 3rd most famous Greek-American.
In general, Elia Kazan ranks as the 6308th
most popular famous person, and the 1160th most popular actor of all time.
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