Madeleine Carroll
(Movies & TV)
Joan Crawford
(Movies & TV)
Clark Gable
(Movies & TV)
Shirley Booth
(Movies & TV)
Conrad Nagel
(Movies & TV)
Richard Widmark
(Movies & TV)
Susan Hayward
(Movies & TV)

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Fay Kanin

Knowledge Identifier: +Fay_Kanin


Fay Kanin

American screenwriter, playwright and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (8%), California (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Madeleine Carroll, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable

Linked to: American Film Institute, Elmira College, House Un-American Activities Committee, University of Southern California




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Fay Kanin was born in 1917 add something


It was a Broadway smash and starred Madeleine Carroll, Conrad Nagel, and Shirley Booth, and was eventually filmed by Vincent Sherman in 1951 with Joan Crawford and Robert Young add something


The Kanin's wrote "My Pal Gus" in 1952 in which Richard Widmark becomes a good father and falls in love with Joanne Dru, the Elizabeth Taylor film "Rhapsody" in 1954 and "The Opposite Sex" in 1956, a musical remake of "The Women" add something


But it was the Oscar-winning script for "Teacher's Pet" in 1958 for which they are best remembered; a film about a self-made newspaper editor Clark Gable who has a love-hate relationship with journalism teacher Doris Day add something


In 1959 the couple adapted Akira Kurasawa's "Rashomon" for the Broadway play of the same name; with a further adaptation for the screen, in Martin Ritts "The Outrage" add something


In the early 1970s, Kanin began solo writing in earnest with "Heat of Anger", about a strong, older woman lawyer played by Susan Hayward, and a younger male lawyer add something


In 1975, Universal Studio producers asked Kanin for a screenplay about a bi-racial burlesque theater in 1933 Chicago add something


In 1978, Kanin and the producer of "Hustling", Lillian Gallo, partnered to form a joint production company, becoming one of the first female production teams in Hollywood add something


Kanin was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1979 to 1983 add something


Kanin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1979, and served four terms until 1983 add something


The television movie "Friendly Fire" was seen by an estimated sixty million people in 1979 add something


Nothing came of it, but in 1985 Kanin adapted her unproduced screenplay for the stage add something

Fay Kanin died in 2013 add something

Fay Kanin died in 2013 add something

Fay Kanin died in 2013 add something

Fay Kanin died in 2013 add something