Definition of Kazan, Elia in English:

Kazan, Elia

proper noun

  • (1909–2003), Turkish-born American film and theatre director; born Elia Kazanjoglous. In 1947 he co-founded the Actors' Studio in New York City, one of the leading centres of method acting. Kazan directed "A Streetcar Named Desire" on stage (1947) and then on film (1951). Other notable films: "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "East of Eden" (1955).

Pronunciation

Kazan, Elia

/kəˈzan/