Michael Kanin

Highest Rated: 92% Woman of the Year (1942)
Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
The older brother of "boy wonder" writer/producer/director Garson Kanin, Michael Kanin was a fine talent in his own right. After serving a creative apprenticeship writing and acting in Catskill resort shows with his brother, Kanin worked as a commercial artist and musician. In 1939 he was signed to a screenwriting contract at RKO, where he met his future wife and frequent collaborator Fay Mitchell. With another collaborator, Ring Lardner Jr., Kanin won an Academy Award for his work on MGM's Woman of the Year (1941); he would later receive a best screenplay Oscar nomination for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy Teacher's Pet. Kanin went on to co-produce (with his wife) the popular 1948 Ronald Colman melodrama A Double Life (1948), and made a once-only stab at directing with the 1951 seriocomedy When I Grow Up. After 1960, Michael Kanin's work showed signs that he was a bit out of touch with contemporary audiences; he retired in 1969, after working on the anachronistic Bob Hope vehicle How to Commit Marriage (1969).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet How to Commit Marriage Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet The Outrage Screenwriter 1964
83% Teacher's Pet Screenwriter 1958
20% The Opposite Sex Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Rhapsody Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Honeymoon Screenwriter 1947
71% A Double Life Producer 1947
No Score Yet Centennial Summer Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Cross of Lorraine Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Screenwriter 1942
92% Woman of the Year Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Panama Lady Screenwriter 1939


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