I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as “one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history”.