February 1, 1910|
Rochester, New York, U.S.
March 12, 1993 83) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, screenwriter, film director|
|Spouse(s)||Fay Mitchell (1940-1993; his death; 2 children)|
Michael Kanin (February 1, 1910 – March 12, 1993) was an American director, producer, playwright and screenwriter who shared an Academy Award with Ring Lardner Jr. in 1942 for writing the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy film comedy Woman of the Year.
Born in Rochester, New York, his first job was writing and acting in Catskills resort shows with his brother Garson Kanin. In 1939 he was signed to a screenwriting contract at RKO. He married RKO co-worker Fay Mitchell in 1940, and collaborated with her on many projects, notably The Outrage. Together, they received an Academy Award nomination for Teacher's Pet (1958).
- Collins, Glenn (March 16, 1993). "Michael Kanin, 83, Film Writer For Hepburn and Tracy, Is Dead." New York Times.
- Michael Kanin at the Internet Movie Database
- Michael Kanin at the Internet Broadway Database
- Fay and Michael Kanin Collection via Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Michael Kanin at Find a Grave