WorldCat Identities

Kazan, Lainie

Works: 118 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 13,468 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Road films  Juvenile works  Fiction  Musical films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lainie Kazan
Most widely held works by Lainie Kazan
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever
You don't mess with the Zohan by Dennis Dugan( Visual )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zohan Dvir is an ex-commando, Mossad agent who decides to fake his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. He romances his clients by giving them extra 'special services' in the back room of the beauty shop he works in. However, he is eventually recognized, and risks losing his newfound life and career
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lithgow takes adventure to new heights in this big-laughs, big-hearted, big-footed comedy for the whole family! A chance car accident introduces the Hendersons to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster and quickly becomes a true friend to the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry" to his natural environment before the authorities capture him. The fur will fly in this feel-good romp - an Oscar winner for Best Makeup - the whole family will enjoy again and again!
Beaches by Garry Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease
The color of water a black man's tribute to his white mother by James McBride( Recording )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Ruth McBride Jordan? Not even her son knew the answer to that question until he embarked on a twelve-year journey that changed himself and his family forever. Born Rachel Deborah Shilsky, she began life as the daughter of an angry, failed orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South. To escape her unhappy childhood, Ruth ran awat to Harlem, married a black man, became Babtist and started an all-black church. Her son James tells of growing up with inner confusions, chaos, and financial hardships; of his own flirtation with drugs and violence; of the love and faith his mother gave her twelve children; and of his belated coming to terms with her Jewish heritage. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and apoignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother
The journey of Natty Gann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 12-year-old girl leaves Chicago to search for her single father, who has gone to Washington State to look for work during the Great Depression. Along the way, she forms a close bond with two traveling companions, a protective wolf and a hardened drifter
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
What's cooking?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Los Angeles' Fairfax district, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss that their grown daughter is living with her lover, Carla
My favorite year( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Swann is a legendary movie idol forced by the IRS to face the music--deportation or a TV appearance to pay up. Benjy is in charge of making sure Swann shows up sober. You are taken behind the scenes during the early days of live variety shows
Gigli by Martin Brest( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Gigli is a low-level Los Angeles mob enforcer whose volatile boss, Louis, hires Gigli to kidnap Brian, the mentally handicapped younger brother of a federal prosecutor who's about to bring Louis' boss to trial in New York. Gigli gets the kid home without a hitch. Then Ricki, a beautiful woman, shows up at his door. Gigli soon learns that the nervous Louis has hired her to keep an eye on him. As Gigli and Ricky continue to look after the young, innocent Brian, they find themselves increasingly attracted to one another
The crew( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story about a set of golden-year goodfellas fighting to protect their last piece of turf! Back in the days when mobsters were larger than life, none lived bigger than Bobby, "Bats", "The Brick", and "Mouth". But now well into retirement, the old crew find themselves suddenly facing eviction from their run-down Miami Beach hotel -- The Raj Mahal. That's when they decide there's only one thing left to do -- turn back the clock and pull one last "hit" in order to save their home!
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fairy promises real life if puppet Pinocchio can prove he is kind, honest, and loving. A wayward huckster tries to lead the puppet astray but Pinocchio decides to perform a redeeming act of bravery and kindness
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a witch's curse turns a young prince into a repulsive frog, only the kiss from a beautiful but selfish princess can restore him back to his handsome human form; One night, Geppeto wishes for a son. The Blue Fairy appears and turns his puppet, Pinocchio, into a living marionette; After leaving home, three distinctly different brothers learn an important lesson when a big, bad wolf tries to blow each of their houses down; When the King declares a Royal Laugh-Off to bring a smile to the face of his solemn daugher, Waldo answers the call and captures her heart
The Delta Force by Menahem Golan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fanatic band of ruthless terrorists hijack a commercial jetliner, a small anti-terrorist squad strikes with awesome force
Red Riding Hood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Riding Hood has been given a task to deliver a package to her grandmother in the magical forest, but has a little difficulty getting there because of the Big Bad Wolf. She has to now outwit the Wolf and get to grandmother's house at the same time
The associate( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-track executive starts her own company after a backstabbing co-worker nabs her promotion. But when she's locked out of the stuffy corporate world, she invents a dazzling male business partner to sell her ideas! Her wacky plan soon spins wildly out of control, however, when her bogus "associate" becomes Wall Street's hottest financial whiz-- she must impersonate him!
One from the heart by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola shines his spotlight on a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Natassia Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro. Includes a fantasy sequence (tango, Bora-Bora flamenco, and Las Vegas street scene), performed by Teri Garr, Raul Julia, and ensemble
My favorite year a new musical by Stephen Flaherty( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady in cement by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Tony Rome, Tony is a private detective who is hired to find a missing girl. Tony immediately suspects that the dead blonde that he found anchored in a block of cement and the missing girl are one and the same. He begins an investigation, but everyone he talks to winds up either dead or out to kill him!
29th Street by George Ballo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local crime boss is after unlucky Frank Pesce Sr. for an overdue $10,000 gambling debt. Frank Jr. has all the luck his father lacks. He buys one lottery ticket and becomes one of 50 finalists for the $6.2 million New York State Lottery jackpot. The mobster's willing to make a deal with Frank Jr., and take the lottery ticket in exchange for his father's debt. Now he has to make the biggest choice of his life
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My big fat Greek wedding
Alternative Names
Lainie Kazan actrice et chanteuse amricaine

Lainie Kazan Amerikaans acteur

Lainie Kazan amerikansk sngare och skdespelare

Lainie Kazan amerikansk sanger og skuespiller

Lainie Kazan amerikansk songar og skodespelar

Lainie Kazan attrice e cantante statunitense

Lainie Kazan US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Levine, Lainie.

Levine, Lainie 1942-

Лэйни Казан

לייני קאזאן

لینی کازان بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

You don't mess with the ZohanBeachesThe color of water a black man's tribute to his white motherFaerie tale theatreGigliShelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre