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Director Elia Kazan Dies

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Director Elia Kazan Dies

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Director Elia Kazan Dies

Director Elia Kazan Dies

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Elia Kazan, director of the original Broadway productions of Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire, dies at the age of 94. Kazan also won Oscars for his film-directing work, including On the Waterfront. But he was villified by many of his colleagues for 1952 congressional testimony that identified Hollywood figures as communist sympathizers.