Elia Kazan bio

Birth Name: Elias Kazanjoglous

Occupation: Director

Place Of Birth: Istanbul

Date Of Birth: September 7, 1909

Date Of Death: September 28, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Elia Kazan was born on the 7th of September, 1909. He was popular for being a Director. Actor and acclaimed director of On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden.

Elia Kazan was born in Istanbul. He waited tables and washed dishes to afford to go to Williams College. He and Lee Strasberg brought method acting to the forefront and founded The Actors Studio. He preferred casting little-known actors and gave performers like Warren Beatty their first major roles.

Elia Kazan was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Elia Kazan was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Elias Kazanjoglous is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Elia’s Elias Kazanjoglous attended New Rochelle High School and Yale University, Williams College.


Elia Kazan’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Elia Kazan’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Elia Kazan kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Elia Kazan was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Elias Kazanjoglous
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Elia Kazan was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Elia Kazan was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Elia Kazan had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Elia Kazan’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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