Elia Kazan, 1999 News

89, director, won a controversial Lifetime Achievement Award at the 71st Annual Academy Awards in March. While no one denied Kazan's contribution to film, many in the industry were outraged that the Academy chose to honor the man who, in 1952 before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, ratted on eight of his friends who, with him, had been members of the American Communist Party in the 1930s. His films include On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

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