Fay Kanin (Fay Mitchell)

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New York City, New York, USA
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. 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.

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. Read more...