Fay Kanin dies: Screenwriter and former Academy president was 95
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Fay Kanin passed away Wednesday, at age 95, the Associated Press reports. Kanin's death was confirmed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Kanin and her husband, Michael Kanin, were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 1958's "Teacher's Pet." The film starred Clark Gable, Doris Day, and Gig Young, who was also nominated for an Oscar (Best Supporting Actor).
From 1979-1983, Kanin served as president of the Academy. She was the second female president, after actress Bette Davis. Kanin was also an accomplished television writer, winning two Emmy Awards in the 1970's. Her last writing credit was for a 1986 episode of the TV show of "Fame."
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