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Garson Kanin

Kanin and wife Ruth Gordon in 1946.
Born (1912-11-24)November 24, 1912
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died March 13, 1999(1999-03-13) (aged 86)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Years active 1939-1993
Spouse(s) Ruth Gordon
(1942-1985; her death)
Marian Seldes
(1990-1999; his death)

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Garson Kanin
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
Garson Kanin
Amateurs hope, professionals work.
The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed… However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing.
Garson Kanin