Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan
Born Alan W. Kohan
(1933-08-09) August 9, 1933 (age 82)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Television writer, record producer, composer, screenwriter
Years active (1963-2008)
Spouse(s) Rhea Arnold (1962–present)
Children Jono Kohan
David Kohan
Jenji Kohan
Parent(s) Charles Kohan
May Kohan

Alan "Buz" Kohan (born August 9, 1933) is a writer, producer and composer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kohan was born New York City. He is the son of Charles and May Kohan. He married Rhea Arnold on July 17, 1962 and they have three children together: Jono, David Kohan (who are twins), and Jenji Kohan.


After working in New York, in 1967, Kohan was offered work on The Carol Burnett Show, relocating to Los Angeles.[2]

As a television producer, he produced many television specials, including Bing Crosby's Christmas Show (1970), Perry Como's Winter Show (1971), The Arthur Godfrey Special (1972), The Keane Brothers Show, Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena (1978), and Shirley MacLaine: Illusions (1982).

As a writer he wrote special material for Night of One Hundred Stars, produced at Radio City Music Hall, New York City in 1982, and also (with Marvin Hamlisch, Christopher Adler, and Larry Grossman) Shirley MacLaine on Broadway, produced at Gershwin Theatre, New York City in 1984.

Personal life[edit]

Kohan met his wife Rhea when she was working at Lake George, New York. Kohan is from the Bronx, while his wife is from Brooklyn.[2]

He and his children David and Jenji have all won Emmys, making them one of just twelve families with parents and children who have won.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Buz Kohan Biography (1933-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Aushenker, Michael (27 March 2003). "Queen of Laughter: Rhea Kohan reigns as mistress of ceremonies at Jewish functions in Los Angeles". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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