Michael Kanin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Michael Kanin
Born (1910-02-01)February 1, 1910
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died March 12, 1993(1993-03-12) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Writer, screenwriter, film director
Years active 1939-1969
Spouse(s) Fay Mitchell (1940-1993; his death; 2 children)

Michael Kanin (February 1, 1910 – March 12, 1993) was an American director, producer, playwright and screenwriter who shared an Academy Award with Ring Lardner Jr. in 1942 for writing the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy film comedy Woman of the Year.[1]

Born in Rochester, New York, his first job was writing and acting in Catskills resort shows with his brother Garson Kanin. In 1939, he was signed to a screenwriting contract at RKO. He married RKO co-worker Fay Mitchell in 1940, and collaborated with her on many projects, notably The Outrage. Together, they received an Academy Award nomination for Teacher's Pet (1958).

References

  1. ^ Collins, Glenn (March 16, 1993). "Michael Kanin, 83, Film Writer For Hepburn and Tracy, Is Dead." New York Times.

External links

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Kanin&oldid=846578493"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kanin
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Michael Kanin"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA