Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan


Elia Kazan, the influential and controversial stage and film director who had a critical impact on post-World War II American theatre, died at his New York home on Sept. 28, 2003. He was 94. In the 1940s and 1950s, no American director was as important or prominent as Mr. Kazan. He created the original stagings of Arthur Miller's two first major plays, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman, his efforts going a long way toward establishing Miller as a leading American playwright.

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  • Also known as: E. Kazan, Elias Kazanjoglou, Gadge
  • Born: Sep 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Death: Sep 28, 2003 in New York, New York


Tony Award
1960 Best Direction of a Play Sweet Bird of Youth Nominee
1959 Direction (pre-1960) J.B. Winner
1958 Direction (pre-1960) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nominee
1949 Direction (pre-1960) Death of a Salesman Winner
1947 Direction (pre-1960) All My Sons Winner