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Elia Kazan directed plays by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller on Broadway, then won Oscars for films like On The Waterfront.
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Elia Kazan directed his first play in 1934, then went on to plays by Tennessee Williams
, Arthur Miller
, and Thornton Wilder
. In 1947 he cofounded the Actors Studio. Kazan began directing movies in 1944, winning Oscars for Gentlemen's Agreement
and On the Waterfront
. In his 1988 autobiography he defended his decision to comply with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s.
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