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Michael Kanin

Highest Rated:   91% Woman of the Year (1942)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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
91% 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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