Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan (1909, Constantinople) emigrated with his parents to America when he was four. He started working as an actor. In the forties he became one of Broadway's best theatre directors. High points in Kazan's film career of almost forty years are A Streetcar named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), On the Waterfront (1954) and East of Eden (1955). His long-awaited autobiography has just appeared.


Films: The People of the Cumberlands (1937, short), It's Up to You (1941), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), The Sea of Grass (1947), Boomerang (1947), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Pinky (1949), Panic in the Streets (1950), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Man on a Tightrope (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), East of Eden (1955), Baby Doll (1956), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Wild River (1960), Splendor in the Grass (1961), America, America (1964), The Arrangement (1969), The Visitors (1972), The Last Tycoon (1976).