Elia Kazan timeline

  • Elia Kazan is Born

    Elia Kazan (pronounced ē-LĒ-ä ka-ZAHN; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American film and theatre director, film and theatrical... Read more

  • 20th Academy Awards

    The 20th Academy Awards spread awards around, with no film receiving more than 3 awards, the last time this would happen until the 78th Academy... Read more

  • "On The Waterfront" Is Released

    On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and... Read more

  • "East Of Eden" Is Released

    This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who... Read more

  • 27th Academy Awards

    The 27th Academy Awards honored the best films produced in 1954. The Best Picture winner, On the Waterfront, was produced by Sam Spiegel and... Read more

  • "Baby Doll" Is Released

    Baby Doll is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between... Read more

  • "A Face In The Crowd" Is Released

    A Face in the Crowd (1957) is a motion picture starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, and directed by Elia Kazan. The... Read more

  • "Splendor In The Grass" Is Released

    Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. Written by William Inge, who appears... Read more

  • "America, America" Is Released

    America, America (British title The Anatolian Smile) is a 1963 black-and-white American dramatic film directed, produced and written by Elia Kazan,... Read more

  • Elia Kazan Dies

    Elia Kazan was married three times. His first wife was playwright Molly Day Thacher. They were married from 1932 until her death in 1963; this... Read more