Donald Kahn

Donald Kahn recalled the moment he first realized he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a songwriter. It was as a five-year old child playing under his father’s piano as he composed. His father, Gus Kahn, became a legendary tunesmith producing classics such as “Making Whoopee” and “It Had to Be You.” Donald’s career centered mostly around television programs including a string of projects for Sesame Street during the 1970s. His most famous song was “A Beautiful Friendship” which was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan to name a few.

Interview Date:
October 18, 2001
Date of Birth:
July 17, 1918
Deceased Date:
April 11, 2008
Job Title:
Songwriter

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