‘Zorba’ director Michael Cacoyannis dies at 89

July 25, 2011, Monday/ 17:00:00

Michael Cacoyannis, the Cyprus-born Greek filmmaker who directed the 1964 film classic “Zorba the Greek,” starring Anthony Quinn, has died at an Athens hospital. He was 89.

Officials at a state-run hospital said Cacoyannis died early Monday of complications from a heart attack. Cacoyannis won multiple awards and worked with such well-known actors as Melina Mercouri, Irene Papas, Tom Courtenay and Candice Bergen. But we was best known internationally for the Academy Award-winning “Zorba the Greek.”

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