Oscar winning Fay Kanin, former writer and producer, died today. She was 95.
Kanin had been one of the people blacklisted by the HUAC (that’s really how you know she was cool).
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved former president and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Fay Kanin.
She was committed to the Academy’s preservation work and instrumental in expanding our public programming. A tireless mentor and inspiration to countless filmmakers, Fay’s passion for film continues to inspire us daily.
Our prayers and condolences go out to her loved ones.