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Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".
Elia Kazan was born in the Phanar district of Constantinople, present day Istanbul, to Greek parents originally from Kayseri in Anatolia. His parents, George and Athena Kazantzoglou (née Shishmanoglou), emigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He was named after his paternal grandfather, Elia Kazantzoglou. His maternal grandfather was Isaak Shishmanoglou.
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