Gender
Male
Born
Nov 24, 1912
Rochester, New York, USA
Died
Mar 13, 1999
New York, New York, USA
Director Producer Performer Writer Casting Source Material
Relations
Brother of
Michael Kanin
Brother of
Ruth Kanin
Husband of
Ruth Gordon (1942 - 1985) her death
Husband of
Marian Seldes (1990 - 1999) his death
Living on Love (Apr 20, 2015 - May 03, 2015)
  • Based on the play "Peccadillo" by Garson Kanin
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Born Yesterday (Apr 24, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011)
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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Born Yesterday (Jan 29, 1989 - Jun 11, 1989)
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Oct 17, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Book adapted by Garson Kanin
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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A Very Rich Woman (Sep 30, 1965 - Oct 23, 1965)
  • Produced by Garson Kanin
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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I Was Dancing (Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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Funny Girl (Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Come on Strong (Oct 04, 1962 - Nov 03, 1962)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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A Gift of Time (Feb 22, 1962 - May 12, 1962)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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Sunday in New York (Nov 29, 1961 - May 12, 1962)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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Do Re Mi (Dec 26, 1960 - Jan 13, 1962)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Book by Garson Kanin
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Good Soup (Mar 02, 1960 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Book adapted by Garson Kanin
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A Hole in the Head (Feb 28, 1957 - Jul 13, 1957)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
PlayComedyOriginal
Small War on Murray Hill (Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
PlayComedyOriginal
The Diary of Anne Frank (Oct 05, 1955 - Jun 22, 1957)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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The Live Wire (Aug 17, 1950 - Sep 09, 1950)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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The Rat Race (Dec 22, 1949 - Mar 04, 1950)
  • Staged by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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The Smile of the World (Jan 12, 1949 - Jan 15, 1949)
  • Staged by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
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The Leading Lady (Oct 18, 1948 - Oct 23, 1948)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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How I Wonder (Sep 30, 1947 - Nov 22, 1947)
  • Produced by Garson Kanin
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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Years Ago (Dec 03, 1946 - May 31, 1947)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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Born Yesterday (Feb 04, 1946 - Dec 31, 1949)
  • Staged by Garson Kanin
  • Written by Garson Kanin
PlayComedyOriginal
The Rugged Path (Nov 10, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946)
  • Directed by Garson Kanin
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Too Many Heroes (Nov 15, 1937 - Nov 1937)
  • Staged by Garson Kanin
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Hitch Your Wagon (Apr 08, 1937 - May 1937)
  • Staged by Garson Kanin
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Brother Rat (Dec 16, 1936 - May 1938)
  • Casting: Garson Kanin
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Star Spangled (Mar 10, 1936 - Mar 1936)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Vincent Chenevski]
PlayComedyOriginal
Boy Meets Girl (Nov 27, 1935 - Jul 1937)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Green]
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The Body Beautiful (Oct 31, 1935 - Nov 02, 1935)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Izzy Cohen]
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Three Men on a Horse (Jan 30, 1935 - Jan 09, 1937)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Al]
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Ladies' Money (Nov 01, 1934 - Dec 01, 1934)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Red]
PlayDramaOriginal
Spring Song (Oct 01, 1934 - Nov 03, 1934)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Young Man]
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Little Ol' Boy (Apr 24, 1933 - May 1933)
  • Performer: Garson Kanin [Tommy Deal]
PlayDramaOriginal
Funny Girl (Sep 23, 2002 - Sep 23, 2002)
  • Original Production Directed by Garson Kanin
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Tony Award®

 

Best Direction of a Musical

1961 | Nominee  | Do Re Mi
Directed by Garson Kanin
 

Best Musical

1961 | Nominee  | Do Re Mi
Book by Garson Kanin
 

Best Director

1956 | Nominee  | The Diary of Anne Frank
Directed by Garson Kanin

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