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Monday, February 13, 2017

Unforgettable supporting character

(Born 15 may 1940)

Kazan was born Lanie Levine in Brooklyn, New York City,the daughter of a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father who worked as a bookie and a Turkish Sephardic Jewish mother, Carole, whom Kazan has described as "neurotic, fragile and artistic."
She serves on the boards of the Young Musician's Foundation, AIDS Project LA, and B'nai Brith. She is a graduate of Hofstra University.

Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1997.

In 1993, received a Tony nomination as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "My Favorite Year," reprising her original role from the earlier film version of the same title, Mi año favorito (1982).

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