( b. May 09, 1917 New York, New York, USA - d. Mar 27, 2013 Santa Monica, California, USA ) Female
Fay Kanin was half of the husband-and-wife team that wrote the Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy “Teacher’s Pet” and the writer of television movies including Emmy-winning vehicles for Maureen Stapleton and Carol Burnett.
Ms. Kanin was known for telling stories with a distinctly female perspective. Her play Goodbye, My Fancy was a comedy about a congresswoman and her misguided impulse to rekindle a college romance with a man who had since become the college president. It was later made into a movie with Joan Crawford.
Ms. Kanin collaborated with her husband, Michael Kanin — the brother of Garson Kanin, who also wrote films with his wife, Ruth Gordon — on numerous screenplays, sometimes with other writers. They also wrote a stage play, Rashomon, adapted from Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s short stories and Akira Kurosawa’s film; it was later adapted as a western film called “The Outrage,” with a cast including Claire Bloom, Paul Newman and Edward G. Robinson.
Source: The New York Times