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Fay Kanin (Fay Mitchell) was born on 9 May, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA, is a Writer, Producer, Actress. Discover Fay Kanin's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Fay Kanin networth?

Popular As Fay Mitchell
Occupation writer,producer,actress
Age 96 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 9 May 1917
Birthday 9 May
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 27 March, 2013
Died Place Santa Monica, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is Fay Kanin's Husband?

Her husband is Michael Kanin (6 April 1940 - 12 March 1993) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Fay Kanin Net Worth

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Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Writers Branch) [1999-]


Kanin made a brief return to Broadway in 1985 with the Tony-nominated musical, "Grind", adapted from an unproduced screenplay.


Kanin then wrote Heartsounds (1984) for producer Norman Lear, the story of a woman (Mary Tyler Moore) and her travails as her husband (James Garner) copes with heart disease which consumes their lives.


Kanin and Lillian Gallo, who had produced "Hustling", formed a production company in 1980, which yielded Fun and Games (1980) (ABC), starring Valerie Harper in a tale of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace.


Statuesque, articulate, with the air of a socialite, Fay Kanin became an industry leader through her presidency of the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences, 1979-1983.

Kanin went on to write and co-produce the Emmy-winning Friendly Fire (1979) (ABC, 1979), a heralded TV-movie starring Carol Burnett as a mother who challenges the military to get to the bottom of how her son died in Vietnam.


The following year, she wrote and was associate producer of Hustling (1975) (ABC), which launched the career of Jill Clayburgh, who played a prostitute recounting her life to a reporter (Lee Remick).


In 1974, she wrote Tell Me Where It Hurts (1974), a CBS movie starring Maureen Stapleton as a woman who has raised her children, been a wife, and now wants something more. The script won Kanin an Emmy.


Michael Kanin's interest in writing waned in the late 60s, so she moved into writing solo, generally scripting TV-movies, beginning with Heat of Anger (1972) (CBS, 1972).


They wrote My Pal Gus (1952), in which Richard Widmark becomes a good father and falls in love with Joanne Dru, Rhapsody (1954), an Elizabeth Taylor vehicle, The Opposite Sex (1956), a musical remake of "The Women", and earned an Oscar nomination for Teacher's Pet (1958), in which newspaper editor Clark Gable and journalism teacher Doris Day fall in love.


(The movie, Goodbye, My Fancy (1951), was filmed by Vincent Sherman in 1951, with Joan Crawford and Robert Young co-starring). The Kanins returned to Hollywood in the early 50s, where they developed into one of the more successful of many wife-husband writing teams (i. e. , Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon).


Kanin went to Broadway in 1949 with "Goodbye My Fancy", about a female congressional representative renewing past loves, which her husband produced.


She even made an appearance as an actor in A Double Life (1947), co-written by her brother-in-law Garson Kanin and his wife, Ruth Gordon.


They moved to Hollywood, where, in 1942, he won an Academy Award for co-writing Woman of the Year (1942), the film that launched the Tracy-Hepburn screen collaboration. Kanin's career was slower to start.

In 1942, she contributed the story to Blondie for Victory (1942), one of the low-budget second feature series based on the popular comic strip by Chic Young, and, with her husband and Allen Rivkin, co-wrote Sunday Punch (1942), a second feature for MGM about a chorine living in a boarding house with boxers.


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.

Born Fay Mitchell in New York City, she married Michael Kanin in 1940, a few years after he had abandoned a career as a commercial artist and had begun writing.