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||February 1, 1910|
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 12, 1993 (aged 83)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Burial place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Occupation||Writer, screenwriter, film director|
|Spouse(s)||Fay Mitchell (1940-1993; his death; 2 children)|
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." The New York Times.