Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan
Born Alan W. Kohan
(1933-08-09) August 9, 1933 (age 83)
New York, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity Jewish
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 to a Jewish family[2] in the Bronx, New York City,[3] the son of Charles and May Kohan.[3] His father was in the leotard business and his mother was a housewife.[3]

Career[edit]

After working in New York, in 1967, Kohan was offered work on The Carol Burnett Show, relocating to Los Angeles.[4]

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 Arnold when she was working at Lake George, New York.[4] They married on July 17, 1962 and they have three children together: Jono, David Kohan (who are twins), and Jenji Kohan. 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]

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