Elia Kazan Biography (1909-)

Born Elia Kazanjoglou, September 7, 1909, in Constantinople, Turkey; son of George and Athena (Sismanoglou) Kazanjoglou; married Molly Day Thatcher, December 2, 1932 (died); married Barbara Loden (an actress), June 5, 1967 (died);married Frances Rudge, June 28, 1982; children: (first marriage) Judy, Chris,Nick, Katherine. Addresses: OFFICE--432 W. 44th Street, New York, NY10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
September 7, 1909
Constantinople, Turkey

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Stage manager/understudy, The Pure in Heart, Theatre Guild Production, Ford's Theatre, Baltimore, 1932.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Men in White, Broadway production, 1933.
  • Agate, Waiting for Lefty, Group Theatre Production on Broadway, 1935.
  • Baum/prisoner, Till the Day I Die and Kewpie, Paradise Lost, both Group Theatre Production, Longacre Theatre, NY, 1935.
  • Private Harwood (a Texas cowpuncher)/Dr. Frewd, Johnny Johnson, Group Theatre Production, 44th Street Theatre, NY, 1936.
  • Eddie Fusseli, Golden Boy, Group Theatre Production, Belasco Theatre, NY,1937.
  • The Gentle People, Broadway production, 1939.
  • others.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, Broadway production, 1942.
  • Harriet, Broadway production, 1943.
  • Jacobowsky and the Colonel, Broadway production, 1944.
  • Deep Are the Roots, Broadway production, 1945.
  • All My Sons, Broadway production, 1947.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Broadway production, 1947.
  • Death of a Salesman, Broadway production, 1949.
  • Camino Real, Broadway production, 1953.
  • Tea and Sympathy, Broadway production, 1954.
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Broadway production, 1955.
  • The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Broadway production, 1957.
  • J.B., Broadway production, 1958.
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, Broadway production, 1959.
  • After the Fall, But for Whom, Charlie?, and The Changeling, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), Washington Square, NY, 1964 (the last threefor the inaugural season of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre).
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Blues in the Night, Warner Brothers, 1941.
  • City for Conquest, Warner Brothers, 1941.
  • others.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; DIRECTOR
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945.
  • Boomerang, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
  • Gentleman's Agreement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
  • Pinky, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949.
  • Panic in the Streets, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Warner Brothers, 1951.
  • Viva Zapata, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • Man on a Tightrope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • On the Waterfront, Columbia, 1954.
  • East of Eden, Warner Brothers, 1954.
  • Baby Doll, Warner Brothers, 1956.
  • A Face in the Crowd, Warner Brothers, 1957.
  • Wild River, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Splendor in the Grass, Warner Brothers, 1961.
  • America, America (also known as The Anatolian Smile), Warner Brothers, 1963.
  • The Arrangement, Warner Brothers, 1969.
  • The Assassins, 1972.
  • The Visitors, 1972.
  • The Understudy, 1974.
  • The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976.
  • Acts of Love, 1978.
  • The Anatolian, 1982.
  • Credits; PRODUCER
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Warner Brothers, 1951.
  • Baby Doll, Warner Brothers, 1956.
  • A Face in the Crowd, Warner Brothers, 1957.
  • Wild River, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Splendor in the Grass, Warner Brothers, 1961.
  • America, America, Warner Brothers, 1963.
  • The Arrangement, Warner Brothers, 1969.
  • The Assassins, 1972.
  • The Understudy, 1974.
  • Acts of Love, 1978.
  • The Anatolian, 1982.
  • Writings;FICTION
  • America, America, Stein and Day, 1962.
  • The Arrangement, 1968.
  • Writings;SCREENPLAY
  • America, America, Warner Brothers, 1963.

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