Gender
Female
Born
May 09, 1917
New York, New York, USA
Died
Mar 27, 2013
Santa Monica, California, USA
Writer
Relations
Sister-in-law of
Garson Kanin
Wife of
Michael Kanin (1940-1993) his death
Comments
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.
Grind (Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)
  • Book by Fay Kanin
MusicalOriginal
The Gay Life (Nov 18, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962)
  • Book by Fay Kanin
MusicalOriginal
Rashomon (Jan 27, 1959 - Jun 13, 1959)
  • Written by Fay Kanin
PlayDramaOriginal
His and Hers (Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
  • Written by Fay Kanin
PlayComedyOriginal
Goodbye, My Fancy (Nov 17, 1948 - Dec 24, 1949)
  • Written by Fay Kanin
PlayComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1985 | Nominee  | Grind
Book by Fay Kanin

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