Garson Kanin

Writer, Director, Additional Crew

Writer, Director, Additional Crew


Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1932 to 1933. He briefly ...
Birth date
1912-11-24
Death date
1999-03-13
Awards
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.

Known For


Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
Writer (1949)
Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
Writer (1952)
A Man to Remember
A Man to Remember
Director (1938)
The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind
Writer (1952)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterSmash
(TV Series) (based on the novel by - 29 episodes) - The Transfer (2013) ... (based on the novel by) - The Phenomenon (2013) ... (based on the novel by) - The Producers (2013) ... (based on the novel by) - Opening Night (2013) ... (based on the novel by) - The Dress Rehearsal (2013) ... (based on the novel by) Show all 29 episodes
2012-2013
WriterBorn Yesterday
(play)
1993
WriterThe Silent Lovers
(TV Movie) (novel "Moviola")
1980
WriterThe Scarlett O'Hara War
(TV Movie) (novel "Moviola")
1980
WriterThis Year's Blonde
(TV Movie) (novel "Moviola")
1980
WriterHardhat and Legs
(TV Movie)
1980
WriterNicht von gestern
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
1977
WriterAdam's Rib
(TV Series) (story - 2 episodes) - The Unwritten Law: Part 2 (1973) ... (story) - The Unwritten Law: Part 1 (1973) ... (story)
1973
WriterAu théâtre ce soir
(TV Series) (play "Born Yesterday" - 1 episode) - Ferraille à vendre (1972) ... (play "Born Yesterday")
1972
WriterSome Kind of a Nut
(written by)
1969
WriterWhere It's At
(writer)
1969
WriterWalk Don't Run
(screenplay - uncredited)
1966
WriterDünkü çocuk
(play "Born Yesterday" - uncredited)
1965
WriterMr. Broadway
(TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1964) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964) - Pay Now, Die Later (1964) ... (creator) - Something to Sing About (1964) ... (creator) / (writer) - Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones (1964) ... (creator) - Bad Little Rich Girl (1964) ... (creator) - Smelling Like a Rose (1964) ... (creator) Show all 13 episodes
WriterThe Right Approach
(play "The Live Wire")
1961
WriterHigh Time
(based on a story by)
1960
WriterThe Rat Race
(play) / (screenplay)
1960
WriterAlfred Hitchcock Presents
(TV Series) (story "The Damnedest Thing" - 1 episode) - Six People, No Music (1959) ... (story "The Damnedest Thing")
1959
WriterPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Right Hand Man (1958) ... (story)
1958
WriterTV de Vanguarda
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Nascida Ontem (1957)
1957
WriterTeledrama
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Nascida Ontem (1957) ... (story)
1957
WriterThe Alcoa Hour
(TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode) - A Double Life (1957) ... (previous screenplay)
1957
WriterThe Girl Can't Help It
(novel "Do Re Mi" - uncredited)
1956
WriterBorn Yesterday
(TV Movie) (play) / (written by)
1956
WriterIt Should Happen to You
(story and screen play)
1954
WriterOmnibus
(TV Series) (translation - 1 episode) - Die Fledermaus (1953) ... (translation - segment "Die Fledermaus")
1953
WriterPat and Mike
(written by)
1952
WriterThe Marrying Kind
(written by)
1952
WriterBorn Yesterday
(play) / (screenplay revision - uncredited)
1950
WriterAdam's Rib
(screen play)
1949
WriterA Double Life
(written by)
1947
WriterFrom This Day Forward
(adaptation)
1946
WriterA Lady Takes a Chance
(unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
1943
WriterThe More the Merrier
(contributor to story - uncredited)
1943
WriterMy Favorite Wife
(uncredited)
1940
WriterBachelor Mother
(uncredited)
1939
WriterThe Great Man Votes
(uncredited)
1939
RoleTitleYear
DirectorSome Kind of a Nut1969
DirectorWhere It's At1969
DirectorMr. Broadway
(TV Series) (1 episode) - An Eye on Emily (1964)
1964
DirectorBorn Yesterday
(TV Movie)
1956
DirectorThe True Glory
(Documentary) (uncredited)
1945
DirectorNight Stripes
(Documentary short)
1944
DirectorSalute to France
(Short)
1944
DirectorBattle Stations
(Documentary short)
1944
DirectorFellow Americans
(Short documentary)
1942
DirectorNight Shift
(Documentary short)
1942/I
DirectorRing of Steel
(Documentary short)
1942
DirectorTom, Dick and Harry1941
DirectorThey Knew What They Wanted1940
DirectorMy Favorite Wife1940
DirectorBachelor Mother1939
DirectorThe Great Man Votes1939
DirectorNext Time I Marry1938
DirectorA Man to Remember1938
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewRosie!
(presented on the Broadway stage by)
1967
Additional CrewThe Diary of Anne Frank
(directed on the stage by)
1959
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe True Glory
(Documentary) (camera operator - uncredited)
1945
RoleTitleYear
EditorThe True Glory
(Documentary) (uncredited)
1945
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThat's Entertainment, Part II
(Documentary) (acknowledgment: the non-musical sequences represent outstanding contributions by)
1976
RoleTitleYear
SelfJack Lemmon: America's Everyman
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1996
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Katharine Hepburn: On Her Own Terms (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfVivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1990
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - Playwright and Director (1989) ... Self
1989
SelfTattinger's
(TV Series) Self - Rest in Peas (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfCary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1988
SelfMoving Image Salutes James Stewart
(TV Special) Self
1988
SelfTalking Pictures
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Dream Factory (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfHollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - A Woman's Lot (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfMoving Image Salutes Elia Kazan
(TV Special) Self
1987
SelfThe Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1986
SelfThe John Davidson Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 March 1982 (1982) ... Self
1982
SelfLooks Familiar
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 14 February 1980 (1980) ... Self - Guest
1980
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Playwright / Self - Writer / Self - Episode #19.107 (1980) ... Self - Writer - Episode #19.1 (1979) ... Self - Playwright - Episode #17.131 (1978) ... Self - Episode #16.183 (1977) ... Self - Playwright - Episode #13.95 (1974) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
1971-1980
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode #17.50 (1979) ... Self - Guest - Episode #17.24 (1979) ... Self - Guest - Episode #16.153 (1979) ... Self - Guest - Episode #15.92 (1978) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 14 January 1977 (1977) ... Self Show all 15 episodes
1971-1979
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 23 November 1979 (1979) ... Self - Episode dated 20 January 1978 (1978) ... Self
1978-1979
SelfThe Film Society of Lincoln Center Tribute to George Cukor
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfOver Easy
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 31 December 1977 (1977) ... Self
1977
SelfHollywood Greats
(TV Series documentary) Self - Spencer Tracy (1977) ... Self
1977
SelfThe Bob Braun Show
(TV Series) Self - Writer / Director - Episode dated 25 March 1977 (1977) ... Self - Writer - Episode dated 22 November 1974 (1974) ... Self - Writer / Director - Episode dated 18 February 1972 (1972) ... Self - Writer
1972-1977
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.27 (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - playwright - Literary Variety (1974) ... Self - playwright - Totie Fields, Lily Tomlin, Garson Kanin, Vincent Gardenia (1973) ... Self - Hollywood Past and Present (1972) ... Self - Tracy-Hepburn Salute (1971) ... Self - Eartha Kitt, Garson Kanin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Orson Bean, Willie Tyler and Lester (1969) ... Self Show all 6 episodes
1967-1974
SelfCinema
(TV Series documentary) Self - Garson Kanin (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfFilm 2018
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.63 (1971) ... Self - Episode #2.42 (1969) ... Self
1969-1971
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - husband of Ruth Gordon - Ruth Gordon (1971) ... Self - husband of Ruth Gordon
1971
SelfThe Dick Cavett Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Robert Downey Sr./Garson Kanin/Gwen Verdon/Jimi Hendrix (1969) ... Self - Guest
1969
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.222 (1959) ... Self - Episode #2.213 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Guest Panelist - William Bendix (3) (1959) ... Self - Guest Panelist
1959
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #6.39 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Faye Emerson Show
(TV Series) Self - New York Metropolitan Opera (1951) ... Self
1951