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Michael Kanin (1910–1993)

The older brother of writer/producer/director Garson Kanin, Michael Kanin was a fine talent in his own right. After serving a creative apprenticeship writing and acting in Catskill resort shows with his brother, Kanin worked as a commercial artist and musician. In 1939 he was signed to a screenwriting contract at RKO, where he met his future wife ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Woman of the Year
Teacher's Pet
Teacher's Pet Writer
They Made Her a Spy
When I Grow Up


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 1986 Fame (TV Series) (from the play "Rashomon" by - 1 episode)
- The Incident (1986) ... (from the play "Rashomon" by)
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie) (1942 screenplay)
 1969 How to Commit Marriage (writer)
 1964 The Outrage (play "Rashomon") / (screenplay)
 1964 Mein oder Dein (TV Movie) (comedy)
 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)
 1947 Honeymoon (screen play)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine (screenplay)
 1942 Sunday Punch (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Woman of the Year (original screen play)
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars (screen play)
 1939 Panama Lady (screen play)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy (screen play)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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(May 7 to 30, 1965) Fay Kanin and his play, "Rashomon," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Will Kennon (Priest); J.S. Johnson (Woodcutter); Jack Collward (wigmaker); John Seitz (Bandit); James Woodall (Husband) Denise Fergusson (Wife); Barbara Cornett (Mother); Bobbie Ann ... See more »

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I don't like to write, but I love to have written. See more »


Older brother of Garson Kanin. See more »

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