Michael Kanin

Musician, Screenwriter, Director
While not as well-known as his younger brother Garson, Michael Kanin was an Oscar-winning screenwriter who collaborated on two romantic comedy classics, 1942's "Woman of the Year," which teamed Spencer Tracy and ... Read more »
Born: 02/01/1910 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Outrage 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Outrage 1963 (Movie)

("Rashomon") (Play as Source Material)

Teacher's Pet 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rhapsody 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Woman of the Year 1941 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Centennial Summer (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

My Pal Gus (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Panama Lady (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Cross of Lorraine (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

When I Grow Up (TV Show)

Screenwriter
Producer (2)

The Outrage 1963 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

A Double Life (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

When I Grow Up (TV Show)

Director

Biography

While not as well-known as his younger brother Garson, Michael Kanin was an Oscar-winning screenwriter who collaborated on two romantic comedy classics, 1942's "Woman of the Year," which teamed Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn for the first time, and the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day vehicle "Teacher's Pet. "

Relationships

Sadie Kanin

Mother

Josh Kanin

Son

Ruth Gordon

Sister-In-Law
died in 1985

Fay Kanin Screenplay

Wife
Introduced by a mutual friend while she was acting in Irwin Shaw's "Bury the Dead" Married April 6, 1940 until his death March 12, 1993

Fay Kanin

Wife
born May 9, 1917 in NYC married from 1940 until his death in 1993

David Kanin

Father

Garson Kanin

Brother

Marian Seldes

Sister-In-Law
second wife of Garson Kanin

EDUCATION

New York School of Design

New York , New York 1929

Milestones

1968

With Ben Starr, wrote "How to Commit Marriage"; last produced screenplay

1964

Was associate producer and co-writer (with wife Fay) of "The Outrage", an Americanization of "Rashomon"

1961

With Fay Kanin, penned the stage musical "The Gay Life"

1958

Netted second Oscar nomination for screenwriting for "Teacher's Pet", written with Fay Kanin

1951

Made directorial debut with "When I Grow Up"

1947

Debut as feature film producer, "A Double Life", written by brother Garson Kanin and his wife Ruth Gordon

1941

With Ring Lardner Jr., co-wrote "Woman of the Year", first Tracy-Hepburn romantic match-up; earned Academy Award

1940

Teamed with wife Fay Kanin for first time on "Sunday Punch"

1939

Screenwriting debut, "Panama Lady"

1939

Had first play produced, "We, the Willoughbys";

1927

Worked as commercial and scenic artist and as a musician

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