Michael Cacoyannis

Michael Cacoyannis

Birth
Cyprus
Death 25 Jul 2011 (aged 89)
Athens, Regional unit of Athens, Attica, Greece
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Interred in the courtyard of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece
Memorial ID 73917352 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director. His is best known for directing the big screen feature "Zorba the Greek" (1964). Born Mihalis Kakogiannis to Greek parents, his father was a lawyer and political legislature knighted by the British. He studied law in England, before producing programs for the BBC's Greek service. He attended acting and directing school, also expressing a keen interest in screenwriting. He gained experience with the Old Vic Company and marked his stage debut as a performer in a production of "Salome" in 1947. In 1955, he initiated his film association with the Melinda Mercouri picture "Stella" and followed with six feature efforts, before penning and directing the screen adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' "Zorba the Greek" in 1964. Cacoyannis received praise for the off-Broadway production of "The Trojan Women" (1963 to 1965) and directed a screen adaptation of the play in 1971.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73917352
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Cacoyannis (11 Jun 1922–25 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73917352, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Interred in the courtyard of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece.