Garson Kanin

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Garson Kanin 1912–

American playwright, novelist, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, and director.

During his early career, Kanin was best known for his play Born Yesterday. Later, as a Hollywood "insider," he chronicled the glamor and the scandal of the private lives of many elusive show-business personalities.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, rev. ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, and Authors in the News, Vol. 1.)