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.)