Elia Kazan


Born: 9/7/1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Died: 9/28/2003
Age: 94
Cause of death: natural causes

Full name: Eliz Kazanjoglous
Noted For: film director, Gentleman's Agreement (1947), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), The Last Tycoon (1976). Received Academy awards for Gentleman's Agreement (best director, 1948), On the Waterfront (best director, 1955) and an honorary Oscar celebrating his career (1999). Was a "friendly witness" to the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)