Fay Kanin, Screenwriter, Dead at 95

Also former Academy president


Fay Kanin, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning screenwriter who brought an energetic and assertive female voice to her work, then served four terms as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has died. She was 95. 

Kanin, a New York State spelling bee champion at age 14 who with the lateMichael Kanin made for one of the most popular husband-and-wife screenwriting teams in Hollywood history, died Wednesday of natural causes at her home in Santa Monica, her family said.