continuing in the series of artist couples to love: ruth gordon and garson kanin.

my generation grew up loving ruth gordon as maude in harold and maude (and don't forget where's poppa? and rosemary's baby!). but before she found fame later in life in the movies, ruth and her husband garson kanin spent a lifetime writing for the stage and film. most famously, ruth and garson wrote the katherine hepburn / spencer tracy films adam's rib and pat and mike; the dynamic between hepburn and tracy is said to have been based on ruth and garson's own marriage. and that is exactly how i'd like to imagine it--two fiercely intelligent, funny people, living and working and trading barbs. ruth and garson were married in 1942 and stayed together until ruth's passing in 1985. even cooler, garson was sixteen years ruth's junior, and god help me if i don't love the may-december thing. ruth gordon and garson kanin were an artist couple of the highest order. and aren't they adorable?