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Elia Kazan Discusses His Life and Career

Film and theater director Elia Kazan made a number of classic movies, including A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and East of Eden. He co-founded the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, and helped develop method acting. His new memoir, Elia Kazan: A Life, includes reflections on his cooperation with HUAC's investigation of communists in the entertainment industry.

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Other segments from the episode on November 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 25, 1988: Interview with Elia Kazan; Commentary on music from New Orleans; Interview with Stuart Allan; Commentary on AIDS activism through art.

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