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playwright , screenwriter

Michael Kanin, American screenwriter, playwright. Member Writers Guild (board directors 1943-1944, treasurer 1944-1945), Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (documentary committee), American Film Institute, American College Theatre Festival (playwriting awards program founder), International Sculpture Center.

Background

Kanin, Michael was born on February 1, 1910 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of David and Sadie Kanin.

Education

Student, Art Students League, New York City. Student, New York School Design.

Career

Commercial and scenic artist, musician, entertainer, until 1937.

Works

Membership

Member Writers Guild (board directors 1943-1944, treasurer 1944-1945), Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (documentary committee), American Film Institute, American College Theatre Festival (playwriting awards program founder), International Sculpture Center.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting. Sculpture; music.

Connections

Married Fay Mitchell. 1 child, Josh.

father:
David Kanin

mother:
Sadie Kanin

spouse:
Fay Mitchell

child:
Josh Kanin