STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 179,749 this week

Fay Kanin (1917–2013)


This screenwriter and playwright began working in Hollywood in the early 1940s, usually in collaboration with her husband, Michael Kanin, and blossomed after his retirement as a writer and producer of some of the small screen's most distinguished TV-movies. Statuesque, articulate, with the air of a socialite, Fay Kanin became an industry leader ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 510 people
created 09 Aug 2012
 
a list of 104 people
created 29 Oct 2013
 
a list of 105 people
created 16 Feb 2014
 
a list of 47 people
created 03 Mar 2014
 
a list of 175 people
created 11 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Fay Kanin's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (22 credits)
 1986 Fame (TV Series) (based on the play by - 1 episode)
- The Incident (1986) ... (based on the play by)
 1984 Heartsounds (TV Movie)
 1979 Friendly Fire (TV Movie)
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie) (written by)
 1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie)
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
 1964 The Outrage (play "Rashomon")
 1964 Mein oder Dein (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1963 Leb wohl, mein Traum (TV Movie) (play "Goodbye My Fancy")
 1962 Swordsman of Siena (screenplay)
 1961 The Right Approach (screenplay)
 1961 Rashomon (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Rashomon (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Teacher's Pet (written by)
 1956 The Opposite Sex (screenplay)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Cleopatra Collins (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Rhapsody
 1952 My Pal Gus (original screenplay)
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy (play)
 1942 Blondie for Victory (story)
 1942 Sunday Punch (screenplay) / (story)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actress (3 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1973 he wrote the teleplay for "Fitzgerald," one of the pilots that ABC developed for Susan Hayward. In it Ms. Hayward played a defense lawyer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on 'Goodbye, My Fancy'] I'm a big feminist. I've put into my play my feeling that women should never back away from life. See more »

Trivia:

The daughter of David and Bessie (née Kaiser) Mitchell, she won the New York State Spelling Championship at age 12 for which Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded her a silver cup. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
RIP: 1917-2013 Age: 95 Shadow2700
Discuss Fay Kanin on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page