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Also Known As: Died: March 13, 1999
Born: November 24, 1912 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1929:
Dropped out of high school to work in vaudeville as a musician and comedian
1933:
Debut as an actor in the Broadway production "Little Ol' Boy"
1934:
Began working as assistant to director George Abbott
1936:
Last appearance as an actor, "Star Spangled"
1937:
Made debut as stage director with "Hitch Your Wagon"
1938:
Feature film debut as director, "A Man to Remember"
1938:
Put under contract at RKO
1941:
Served in the US Army Signal Corps
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Promoted to sergeant in the US Army Air Force
1942:
Did uncredited work on the screenplay for "Woman of the Year"; credited to Kanin's brother Michael and Ring Lardner Jr
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Was captain in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
1946:
First play produced on Broadway, "Born Yesterday"
1946:
Directed the stage play "Years Ago" by wife Ruth Gordon
1946:
First screenplay with Gordon, "A Double Life"
1956:
Adapted and co-directed TV production of "Born Yesterday"
1964:
Directed the Broadway musical "Funny Girl"
1969:
Last screenplay to date "Where It's At"; also directed
1978:
Final collaboration with Ruth Gordon, the teleplay for the TV-movie "Hard Hat and Legs"

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