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Garson Kanin Overview:

Director, Garson Kanin, was born on Nov 24, 1912 in Rochester, NY. Kanin died at the age of 86 on Mar 13, 1999 in New York City, NY .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Kanin was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best WritingA Double Life (1947)N/ANominated
1950Best WritingAdam's Rib (1949)N/ANominated
1952Best WritingPat and Mike (1952)N/ANominated
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Mini Tribute: at work

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 24, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born November 24, in 1912, Director/Writer started his show biz career as a musician, comedian and stage actor, making his Broadway debut in 1933 in the drama Little Ol’Boy. He became assistant to Broadway director George Abbot, and in a few short years, Kanin was wr... Read full article


Ruth Gordon and write for the silver screen's dream team

By Margaret Perry on Feb 6, 2014 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

Ruth Gordon and write for the silver screen's dream team Labels: Adam's Rib (1949), , Pat and Mike (1952), Ruth Gordon, Spencer Tracy When published Tracy & Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir in 1972, Katharine Hepburn was furious and refused to... Read full article


Ruth Gordon and write for the silver screen's dream team

By Margaret Perry on Feb 6, 2014 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

Ruth Gordon and write for the silver screen's dream team Labels: Adam's Rib (1949), , Pat and Mike (1952), Ruth Gordon, Spencer Tracy When published Tracy & Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir in 1972, Katharine Hepburn was furious and refused to... Read full article


Ruth Gordon and write for the silver screen’s dream team

By MargaretPerry on Feb 6, 2014 From Margaret Perry

When published¬†Tracy & Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir in 1972, Katharine Hepburn was furious and refused to talk to him for years. But after time went by and many of her friends started passing away, including Kanin’s wife and writing partner Ruth Gordon, Miss Hepburn came to val... Read full article


Bachelor Mother (1939, )

on Feb 25, 2011 From The Stop Button

I’ve seen Bachelor Mother at least twice before but didn’t remember the most salient feature of the film. I even forgot what a big part Donald Duck plays in it (though I did remember David Niven’s watching the clock to wait to say “good afternoon” as opposed to “g... Read full article


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Garson Kanin Facts
In 1950, Harry Cohn, president of Columbia Pictures, paid Kanin the then-record sum of $1,000,000 for the movie rights to Garson's Broadway comedy "Born Yesterday.".

Younger brother of Michael Kanin.

Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times: in 1956, as Best Director for "The Diary of Anne Frank," and in 1961, as Best Director (Musical) and author of the Book for Best Musical nominee "Do Re Mi."

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