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Ivan Kahn
Birth: Dec. 8, 1890
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1951
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

American Director, Screenwriter, Talent Scout and Agent. In 1924, Kahn created and directed the "Kahn Kid Komedies", a series featuring a group of child actors. In 1929, he established the Ivan Kahn Agency where he was successful at finding new talent. Darryl F. Zanuck signed him as a talent scout for 20th Century-Fox in 1937, a post he held until his death. During the 1930s and 40s, among those whom Kahn discovered and nurtured the careers of were Olivia de Havilland, Joe E. Brown, Dana Andrews, Ann Sothern, Gilbert Roland, Jennifer Jones, DeForest Kelley, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Lew Ayres, Angela Lansbury, Cornel Wilde and Linda Darnell, who he brought from Dallas, Texas to Hollywood in 1938 and for which he wrote 'Star Dust' in 1940 for her big-screen debut. Kahn was the father of bass player John Kahn.  (bio by: Louis Mata) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Kahn (1861 - 1919)
  Gertrude Behrendt Kahn (1873 - 1946)
 
 Sibling:
  Ivan Kahn (1890 - 1951)
  Lillian May Kahn Ehrman (1903 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Home of Peace Memorial Park
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Behrendt Family Mausoleum
 
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Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Jan 14, 2013
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Ivan Kahn
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Ivan Kahn
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Ivan Kahn
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