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Fay Kanin

( b. May 09, 1917 New York, New York, USA - d. Mar 27, 2013 Santa Monica, California, USA ) Female
Relations: Sister-in-law of Garson Kanin
Wife of Michael Kanin (1940-1993) his death

Biography: Fay Kanin was born Fay Mitchell on May 9, 1917 in New York City to David and Bessie Mitchell. She studied at the University of Southern California, and was hired as a script reader at RKO Pictures. She was the second woman to be named president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Sunday Punch," "Blondie for Victory," "Goodbye, My Fancy," "My Pal Gus," "Rhapsody," "The Opposite Sex," "Teacher's Pet," "The Right Approach," "Swordsman of Siena," "Mein oder Dein," and "The Outrage." Television credits include: "Star Stage," "Rashomon," "Play of the Week," "Heat of Anger," "Tell Me Where It Hurts," "Hustling," "Friendly Fire," "Heartsounds," and "Fame."

Other Awards: Emmy Awards: Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special for "Friendly Fire" in 1979. Best Writing in Drama - Original Teleplay and Writer of the Year - Special for "Tell Me Where It Hurts" in 1974.

ProductionsDate of Productions
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Fay Kanin
Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985
The Gay Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Fay Kanin
Nov 18, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Fay Kanin
Jan 27, 1959 - Jun 13, 1959
His and Hers
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Fay Kanin
Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
Goodbye, My Fancy
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Fay Kanin
Nov 17, 1948 - Dec 24, 1949
1985 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
Grind [nominee]
Book by Fay Kanin
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