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date: 26 February 2020

Kazan, Elialocked

(07 September 1909–28 September 2003)
  • Bruce J. Evensen

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Kazan, Elia (07 September 1909–28 September 2003), film director, was born Elia Kazanjoglou, the first of four sons born to Athena Sishmanoglou and George Kazanjoglous, both Anatolian Greeks. His father was a successful merchant with the Kazan Carpet Company in Constantinople, then capital of the Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Elia saw himself as an outsider whether living among Turks or Americans. As a child he perfected an Anatolian smile that masked resentment....

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