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Kanin, Garson

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Film Director


1912 - Born in Rochester, New York on the 24th of November.

1938 - His first film A Man to Remember, listed as one of the best top ten film by The New York Times.

1942 - In collaboration with his wife, actress Ruth Gordon, writing the classic Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn film comedies

1955 - Directing the play The Diary of Anne Frank, which ran for 717 performances.

1964 - Directing the musical Funny Girl, which ran for 1348 performances.

         - He was a colleague of Thornton Wilder, who mentored him, and an admirer of the work of Frank Capra. Kanin said "I'd rather be Capra than God, if there is a Capra."

1990 - The widower Kanin married the actress Marian Seldes, who survives him. Kanin died at age 86 in New York City of undisclosed causes.

1999 - Died on the 13th of March.


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