CAIRO – 7 September 2017: “You have got to keep fighting - you have got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.”- Elia Kazan
Kazan was a Greek-American film and stage director known for many hit plays and movies. He was born on September 7, 1909, and he passed away on September 28, 2003.
Kazan Graduated from New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York, and then he enrolled at Williams College and graduated in 1930; he also studied acting at Yale University from 1930 to 1932.
After graduation, he joined the experimental Group Theater in New York, and in 1941 he started directing plays when the Group Theater was disbanded. In 1945, he directed his first film "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". He made his last film "The Last Tycoon" in 1976.
Kazan did not only direct plays and films; he was also a novelist. He wrote many novels such as; "America America" and "The Arrangement," in addition to writing his autobiography in the year 1988.
Fun Facts: Kazan was nicknamed Gadge, which came from ‘gadget’ as he could fix everything like a handyman.
Another Quote for Elia Kazan:“The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.”
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