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January 3 – George Stevens
Stevens’ films include, Place in the Sun, Shane, Giant, and The Diary of Anne Frank. This two- time Oscar winner for Best Director also shot live color footage of the D-Day invasion and the relief of the Dachau concentration camp.
February 7 – William Wyler
Wyler’s films include The Best Years of Our Lives, The Detective Story, Roman Holiday, The Big Country, and Ben Hur. He received three best director Oscars, and is the only director to receive three Best Picture Oscars.
March 7 – John Ford
Ford’s work looms as large as Monument Valley with such films as How Green was my Valley, Fort Apache, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, andThe Long Gray Line. He is the only Director to win five Oscars. When Orson Welles was asked who had inspired him, Welles replied,”Well, the old Masters of course … by that I mean, John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford.
April 4 – Elia Kazan
Kazan is known for his brilliant Broadway stage direction (A Street Car Named Desire and Death of a Salesman) as well as classic films. His films include of A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, On The Waterfront, and Viva Zapata!. Kazan was also a major figure in the infamous Hollywood blacklist era.
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