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Award-winning screenwriter Fay Kanin dies at 95

Thursday - 3/28/2013, 2:22pm  ET

FILE - In this March 3, 2006 file photo, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fay Kanin, poses for a photo during the foreign language film award reception at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy confirmed Kanin’s death Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was 95. The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter served as president of the film academy from 1979 to 1983. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Fay Kanin has died. She was 95.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed Kanin's death Wednesday. She served as president of the film academy from 1979 to 1983.

Kanin was nominated for an Academy Award for 1958's "Teacher's Pet" alongside her husband and writing partner, Michael Kanin. The film starred Clark Gable and Doris Day.

Fay Kanin was also recognized for her television contributions, winning two screenwriting Emmys in 1974 and another for producing the TV special "Friendly Fire" in 1979.

Details on Kanin's survivors and cause of death were not immediately available.


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