American Screenwriter

Fay Kanin

  • May 09, 1917 - Mar 27, 2013 (age 95)
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2013
Fay Kanin
PersonalMarch 2013

Fay Kanin

Fay Kanin passed away.
2005
Award2005

Writers Guild Of America Award - Th…

Won Writers Guild Of America Award - The Edmund H. …
Won Writers Guild Of America Award - The Edmund H. North Award.
1999
PGA Hall Of Fame - Television Programs
Award1999

PGA Hall Of Fame - Television Progr…

Won award for "Friendly Fire".
1992
Award1992

American Society Of Cinematographe…

Won American Society Of Cinematographers Board …
Won American Society Of Cinematographers Board Of The Governors Award.
1987
The RKO Story Tales From Hollywood
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TV ShowJul 3, 1987

The RKO Story Tales From Hollywood

The history of the major …
The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.
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Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
Nomination1985

Best Musical

Nominated for "Grind".
Tony Award
Outstanding Television Movie
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Television Movie

Nominated for "Heartsounds".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1985

Best Book of a Musical

Nominated for "Grind".
Tony Award
1984
Heartsounds
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MovieSep 30, 1984

Heartsounds

New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own …
New York urologist Harold Lear gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Wife Martha ...
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1981
Rich and Famous
MovieOct 9, 1981

Rich and Famous

Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college …
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: "trash" fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature.
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1980
Award1980

Morgan Cox Award

Won Morgan Cox Award.
1979
Friendly Fire
MovieApr 22, 1979

Friendly Fire

When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, …
When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.
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Outstanding Television Movie
Nomination1979

Outstanding Television Movie

Nominated for "Friendly Fire".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Drama Or Comedy Special
Nomination1979

Outstanding Drama Or Comedy Special

Nominated for "Friendly Fire".
Primetime Emmy Award
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Nomination1979

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic …

Nominated for "Friendly Fire".
Outstanding Writing
Outstanding Drama Or Comedy Special
Award1979

Outstanding Drama Or Comedy Special

Won award for "Friendly Fire".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Television Movie
Award1979

Outstanding Television Movie

Won award for "Friendly Fire".
Primetime Emmy Award
1976
Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay
Nomination1976

Best Television Feature/Mini-Series T…

Nominated for "Hustling".
Edgar Awards
1975
Hustling
MovieFeb 22, 1975

Hustling

Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a …
Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the...
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a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Nomination1975

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic …

Nominated for "Hustling".
Outstanding Writing
Nomination1975

Outstanding Writing In A Special Prog…

Nominated for "ABC Movie of the Week".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1975

Valentine Davies Award

Won Valentine Davies Award.
1974
Tell Me Where It Hurts
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MovieMar 12, 1974

Tell Me Where It Hurts

A housewife, increasingly …
A housewife, increasingly disenchanted with her homemaker role, looks for new meaning in her life and organizes a discussion group, changing the lives of her six closest friends.
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Best Writing In Drama - Original Teleplay
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Nomination1974

Best Writing In Drama - Original Tele…

Nominated for "Tell Me Where It Hurts".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1974

Writer Of The Year - Special

Nominated for "General Electric Theater".
Primetime Emmy Award
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
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Nomination1974

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic …

Nominated for "Tell Me Where It Hurts".
Outstanding Writing
Award1974

Writer Of The Year - Special

Won award for "General Electric Theater".
Primetime Emmy Award
Best Writing In Drama - Original Teleplay
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Award1974

Best Writing In Drama - Original Tele…

Won award for "Tell Me Where It Hurts".
Primetime Emmy Award
a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
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Award1974

a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic …

Won award for "Tell Me Where It Hurts".
Outstanding Writing
1962
Swordsman of Siena
MovieOct 19, 1962

Swordsman of Siena

A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He …
A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He plans to marry into a prominent Italian family and hires an Englishman to serve as bodyguard for his less-than-eager fiancee. The bodyguard finds his allegiance switching to the rebels who seek to overthrow the Spaniard, even as he finds himself drawn to the woman he's been hired to protect.
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1959
Best Written Comedy
Nomination1959

Best Written Comedy

Nominated for "Teacher's Pet".
Writers Guild Of America Award
1958
Teacher's Pet
MovieApr 1, 1958

Teacher's Pet

James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, …
James Gannon, the hardboiled city editor of a newspaper, believes that the only way to learn the business is by way of the School of Hard Knocks, and has a very low regard for college-taught journalism, so he's not pleased when his managing editor orders him to help Erica Stone, a college professor, with her journalism class. Finding himself attracted to her, he pretends to be a student in her class, not revealing he's Gannon, whom she despises. As they bob and weave around their mutual growing attraction, they both begin to gain respect for each other's approaches to reporting news, but how will Erica react when she finds out who he really is?
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Best Original Screenplay
Nomination1958

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Teacher's Pet".
Academy Award
1956
The Opposite Sex
MovieOct 26, 1956

The Opposite Sex

Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York …
Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), are getting a Kay-initiated Reno divorce after Kay finds out about a marital indiscretion he had with Crystal Allen (Dame Joan Collins), a gold digging chorus girl in one of his shows. News of the indiscretion made its way to Kay indirectly by her catty friend, Sylvia Fowler (Dolores Gray). In Kay getting the divorce, Kay's best friend, playwright Amanda Penrose (Ann Sheridan) believes Kay is playing right into the wants of Crystal, whose main goal is not to be happily married to Steven, but to get what such a marriage can bring to her in material wealth and comfort. Amanda does not believe Steven loves Crystal and that he still really does love Kay. And Kay does proceed with the divorce despite believing theirs was a happy and loving marriage before she learned of the indiscretion, and despite having an adolescent daughter, Debbie (Sandy Descher), to consider. But when Kay learns some information of the goings-on within her social circle, she decides to take back control of her married status while exacting a little revenge.
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1954
Rhapsody
MovieMar 11, 1954

Rhapsody

Spoiled heiress Louise Durant (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) …
Spoiled heiress Louise Durant (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) decides to leave the comfort of her father's estate in southern France to study piano at the Music Conservatory in Zurich, despite knowing that she does not have the talent nor desire to be a professional pianist. She is going there to follow her new boyfriend, violinist Paul Bronte (Vittorio Gassman), who is completing his final year of studies there, and who she hopes eventually to marry. Not even knowing Paul, this move does not sit well with Louise's father, Nicholas Durant (Louis Calhern), as he values success over all else, and Paul is not a success. Louise hopes to find her place in Paul's musical life, she does not truly understand the all-consuming passion he and many of the other students have for music. In her view of their world, Louise finds that she cannot be a complementary figure in that musical life as she wants, but is in direct competition with it. As such, some students resent Louise for taking away from Paul's talent, while others resent Paul for believing he can give in to Louise's non-musical whims while believing that he is not sacrificing his music. While Paul may ultimately have to choose between the violin and Louise especially, as he seems to be on the brink of stardom, pianist James Guest (John Ericson), a freshman at the Conservatory who lives in the same building as Louise, seems like he is willing to give up everything for Louise as he is falling in love with her. In Paul and John possessing the true talent to make it big, they may end up resenting Louise if they choose her over their music. Louise has to find a way to foster their music while still being part of their lives in her love.
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1950
Josh Kanin
Child1950

Josh Kanin

Josh Kanin is a film editor and the son of screenwriters …
Josh Kanin is a film editor and the son of screenwriters Michael Kanin and Fay Kanin.
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1947
A Double Life
MovieDec 25, 1947

A Double Life

Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced …
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him; although she still loves him and works with him, she couldn't stand living with him anymore. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy.
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1945
Joel Kanin
Child1945

Joel Kanin

Joel Kanin born.
1940
Michael Kanin
MarriageApril 1940

Michael Kanin

Michael Kanin (February 1, 1910 – March 12, 1993) was an …
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.
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1917
Fay Kanin
BirthMay 1917

Fay Kanin

Fay Kanin was born.
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