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Also Known As: Pil Lip Ahn, Phil Ahn, Phillip Ahn Died: February 28, 1978
Born: March 29, 1905 Cause of Death: complications following surgery
Birth Place: Highland Park, California, USA Profession: actor

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Slender Korean-American character player of medium height and dignified manner. Ahn appeared in over 70 films from "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) through "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1972). He is also remembered for his role as Master Kan on the popular TV action series, "Kung Fu" (1972-75).

Slender Korean-American character player of medium height and dignified manner. Ahn appeared in over 70 films from "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) through "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1972). He is also remembered for his role as Master Kan on the popular TV action series, "Kung Fu" (1972-75).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) Voice Of Chang
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 Kung Fu (1972) Master Kan
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 The Karate Killers (1967) Sazami Kyushu
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 Paradise--Hawaiian Style (1966) Moki
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 Diamond Head (1963) Emekona
10.
 Shock Corridor (1963) Dr. Fong
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1935:
Acting debut in "A Scream in the Night"
1936:
Had featured role in "The General Died at Dawn"
1936:
Acted in "Anything Goes"
1937:
Made uncredited appearance in "The Good Earth"
1940:
Had supporting role in "The Shadow"
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Served in US Army during WWII
1944:
Had featured role in "The Keys to the Kingdom"
1945:
Played the Hong Kong announcer in "God Is My Co-Pilot"
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Was very active on TV in the 1950s as a guest on anthology TV dramas
1955:
Was in "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
1960:
Acted in the TV series, "Mr. Garlund" (CBS)
1962:
Co-starred in "Diamond Head"
1967:
Had supporting role in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
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Played Master Kan on the action-adventure series, "Kung Fu"
1973:
Provided a character voice for "Jonathan Livington Seagull"
1977:
Final film, "Potrait of a Hitman"
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
Central Junior High School: Los Angeles , California - 1920
Polytechnic High School: Los Angeles , California - 1923

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father:
Dosan Ahn Chang Ho. Diplomat, artist. Korean.
mother:
Helen Lee. Reportedly the second Korean to emigrate to the USA in 1902.
brother:
Philson Ahn. Actor. Younger.
brother:
Ralph Ahn. Actor. Younger.
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