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'Zorba' director Cacoyannis dies at 89

The Associated Press, Monday, July 25, 2011, 1:16am (PDT)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Michael Cacoyannis, the Cyprus born-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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