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Overview for Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan


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Also Known As: Died: September 28, 2003
Born: September 7, 1909 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Turkey Profession: Director ...


wife: Molly Day Thatcher. Filmmaker, photographer. Married on December 2, 1932; died in 1963 from a brain aneurysm; worked together with Kazan as members of the anti-fascist filmmaking group Nykino (for New York Camera, using the Russian word for "camera"); were two of the six directors of the famous experimental short, "Pie in the Sky" (1934), in which Kazan also acted.
wife: Barbara Loden. Actor, director. Married on June 5, 1967; died on September 5, 1980; met while Kazan was casting "Wild River" (1960) and appeared in "Splendor in the Grass" (1961) and on Broadway in "After the Fall" (1964) under Kazan's direction; directed acclaimed independent feature "Wanda" (1971).
wife: Frances Rudge. Novelist. Formerly married to manager Peter Rudge with whom she had a son and daughter; married on June 28, 1982.

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