Fay Kanin

Writer, Producer, Actress

Writer, Producer, Actress


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 ...
Birth date
1917-05-09
Death date
2013-03-27
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For


Friendly Fire
Friendly Fire
Writer (1979)
Teacher's Pet
Teacher's Pet
Writer (1958)
Hustling
Hustling
Writer (1975)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterFame
(TV Series) (from the play "Rashomon" by - 1 episode) - The Incident (1986) ... (from the play "Rashomon" by)
1986
WriterHeartsounds
(TV Movie)
1984
WriterFriendly Fire
(TV Movie) (written for television by)
1979
WriterHustling
(TV Movie) (written by)
1975
WriterTell Me Where It Hurts
(TV Movie)
1974
WriterHeat of Anger
(TV Movie)
1972
WriterThe Outrage
(play "Rashomon")
1964
WriterMein oder Dein
(TV Movie) (comedy)
1964
WriterLeb wohl, mein Traum
(TV Movie) (play "Goodbye My Fancy")
1963
WriterSwordsman of Siena
(screenplay)
1962
WriterThe Right Approach
(screenplay)
1961
WriterRashomon
(TV Movie) (adaptation)
1961
WriterPlay of the Week
(TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode) - Rashomon (1960) ... (adaptation)
1960
WriterRashomon
(TV Movie) (play)
1960
WriterTeacher's Pet
(written by)
1958
WriterITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) (1 episode) - His and Hers (1957)
1957
WriterThe Opposite Sex
(screenplay)
1956
WriterStar Stage
(TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode) - Cleopatra Collins (1956) ... (teleplay)
1956
WriterRhapsody1954
WriterMy Pal Gus
(original screenplay)
1952
WriterGoodbye, My Fancy
(play)
1951
WriterBlondie for Victory
(story)
1942
WriterSunday Punch
(screenplay) / (story)
1942
RoleTitleYear
ProducerHeartsounds
(TV Movie) (producer)
1984
ProducerFun and Games
(TV Movie) (producer)
1980
ProducerFriendly Fire
(TV Movie) (co-producer)
1979
ProducerHustling
(TV Movie) (associate producer)
1975
RoleTitleYear
ActressRich and Famous
Professor Fields
1981
ActressTell Me Where It Hurts
(TV Movie) Jane
1974
ActressA Double Life
Actress in 'Othello'
1947
RoleTitleYear
SelfReel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
2014
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Clark Gable: The King of Hollywood (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - On Cukor (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfWithout Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
SelfMary Pickford: A Life on Film
(Documentary) Self - Writer and Producer
1997
SelfHollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - A Woman's Lot (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - Playwright, Director & Choreographer (1985) ... Self
1985
SelfThe 55th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Academy President
1983
SelfThe 54th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Academy President
1982
SelfThe 53rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Academy President
1981
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - President Academy of Arts and Sciences - Episode #19.167 (1980) ... Self - President Academy of Arts and Sciences
1980
SelfThe 52nd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Academy President
1980
SelfThe 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1979
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Eydie Gorme (1979) ... Self
1979
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Writer / Academy President (In Memoriam)
2014
Archive footageThe 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self (In Memoriam)
2013