Mary Day Thacher|
December 16, 1906
Orange, New Jersey
December 14, 1963 56) (aged|
New York, New York
Kazan was born in Orange, New Jersey, the daughter of Emma Cecelia (née Erkenbrecher) and Alfred Beaumont Thacher, a lawyer, and the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Day) and classicist and college administrator Thomas Anthony Thacher. Her uncle was lawyer Thomas Thacher. She was the first wife of the acclaimed and controversial film director Elia Kazan.
She wrote the following plays:
- The Egghead
- The Alligator
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- Who’s Who of American Women, 1st ad. (1958–59), p. 679 (re Molly Thacher Kazan)
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