Garson Kanin

Garson Kanin

Writer, Director

Garson Kanin, the multifaceted novelist, playwright, director, librettist and screenwriter whose Born Yesterday was one of the first major hits of postwar American theatre, died March 13, 1999, in Manhattan. He was 86. Garson Kanin, the multifaceted novelist, playwright, director, librettist and screenwriter whose Born Yesterday was one of the first major hits of postwar American theatre, died March 13 in Manhattan. He was 86.

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  • Born: Nov 24, 1912 in Rochester, NY, USA
  • Death: Mar 13, 1999 in New York, NY, USA

Awards

Tony Award
1961 Direction of a Musical Do Re Mi Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) The Diary of Anne Frank Nominee
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