Gus Kahn


Lyricist

About

Birth Place
Germany
Born
November 06, 1886
Died
October 08, 1941
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Began his career in vaudeville before turning his attention to Hollywood and Broadway in the mid-20s, collaborating with George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg, Walter Donaldson and Bronislau Kaper. Kahn was played by Danny Kaye in the 1952 biopic, "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1952)....

Family & Companions

Grace Kahn
Wife
Lyricist.

Biography

Began his career in vaudeville before turning his attention to Hollywood and Broadway in the mid-20s, collaborating with George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg, Walter Donaldson and Bronislau Kaper. Kahn was played by Danny Kaye in the 1952 biopic, "I'll See You in My Dreams" (1952).

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Five Feet Apart (2019)
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The Front Runner (2018)
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Song
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
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I, Tonya (2017)
Song
The Shape of Water (2017)
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It Had to Be You (2016)
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Trolls (2016)
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Pixels (2015)
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Song One (2014)
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Barney's Version (2010)
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Leap Year (2010)
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Repo Men (2010)
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Public Enemies (2009)
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College Road Trip (2008)
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Easy Virtue (2008)
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Song
Leatherheads (2008)
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Spider-Man 3 (2007)
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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Ira & Abby (2006)
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Lost in Translation (2003)
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Paycheck (2003)
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City of Ghosts (2003)
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Evolution (2001)
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Don't Say A Word (2001)
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
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28 Days (2000)
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
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Primary Colors (1998)
Song
Buddy (1997)
Song
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Song
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Song
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Song ("Makin' Whoopee")
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
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Clifford (1994)
Song
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Theme Lyrics
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Song
A League of Their Own (1992)
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Husbands and Wives (1992)
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Ruby (1992)
Song
True Colors (1991)
Song
The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991)
Theme Lyrics
Goodfellas (1990)
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Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
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The Dream Team (1989)
Song
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Crossing Delancey (1988)
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Monkey Shines (1988)
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Let's Get Lost (1988)
Song
Radio Days (1987)
Song
Heat (1987)
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Nobody's Fool (1986)
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Heartburn (1986)
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Before Stonewall (1985)
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Maria's Lovers (1985)
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Bolero (1984)
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The Cotton Club (1984)
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Zelig (1983)
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Annie Hall (1977)
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Marilyn Times Five (1974)
Song ("I'M Through With Love")
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
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Star! (1968)
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A Thousand Clowns (1965)
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I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
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Some Like It Hot (1959)
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The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
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Hell on Frisco Bay (1956)
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Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
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The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
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The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
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Remains to Be Seen (1953)
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Easy to Love (1953)
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The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
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So This Is Love (1953)
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Yesterday and Today (1953)
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
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With a Song in My Heart (1952)
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Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)
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I'll See You In My Dreams (1952)
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Force of Arms (1951)
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Golden Girl (1951)
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Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
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Starlift (1951)
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Jolson Sings Again (1950)
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Key to the City (1950)
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Pretty Baby (1950)
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The Jackpot (1950)
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South Sea Sinner (1950)
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Down Memory Lane (1949)
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Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)
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When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
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April Showers (1948)
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Sitting Pretty (1948)
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Mother Wore Tights (1947)
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The Jolson Story (1947)
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The Flame (1947)
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Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947)
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Living in a Big Way (1947)
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The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
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On Stage Everybody (1945)
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The Dolly Sisters (1945)
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Bring on the Girls (1945)
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Song of the Prairie (1945)
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Tell It to a Star (1945)
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Nob Hill (1945)
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Incendiary Blonde (1945)
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Atlantic City (1944)
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Greenwich Village (1944)
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Show Business (1944)
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Take It or Leave It (1944)
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Broadway Rhythm (1944)
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Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
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Follow the Boys (1944)
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Destiny (1944)
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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)
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Once Upon a Time (1944)
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Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
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A Guy Named Joe (1944)
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My Buddy (1944)
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Coney Island (1943)
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Here Comes Elmer (1943)
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Crazy House (1943)
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Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
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Is Everybody Happy? (1943)
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Nobody's Darling (1943)
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You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943)
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Honeymoon Lodge (1943)
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Broadway (1942)
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Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
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Casablanca (1942)
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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
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The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
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Go West (1940)
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Spring Parade (1940)
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I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)
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Lillian Russell (1940)
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Honolulu (1939)
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Idiot's Delight (1939)
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Bridal Suite (1939)
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Broadway Serenade (1939)
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In Old Monterey (1939)
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Balalaika (1939)
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The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
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Everybody Sing (1938)
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Birthright (1938)
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Maytime (1937)
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Music for Madame (1937)
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They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
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The Firefly (1937)
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The Bride Wore Red (1937)
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Song of the City (1937)
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Captains Courageous (1937)
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Maytime (1937)
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Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
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A Day at the Races (1937)
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Rose-Marie (1936)
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The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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Let's Sing Again (1936)
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Love on the Run (1936)
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Small Town Girl (1936)
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Her Master's Voice (1936)
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Three Smart Girls (1936)
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Rose-Marie (1936)
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San Francisco (1936)
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The Girl Friend (1935)
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Love Me Forever (1935)
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Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
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Naughty Marietta (1935)
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Thanks a Million (1935)
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Escapade (1935)
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One Night of Love (1934)
Thematic Music
Operator 13 (1934)
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Kid Millions (1934)
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Caravan (1934)
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White Heat (1934)
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Stingaree (1934)
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Bottoms Up (1934)
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The Merry Widow (1934)
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Hollywood Party (1934)
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Footlight Parade (1933)
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Storm at Daybreak (1933)
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Flying Down to Rio (1933)
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Hell-Fire Austin (1932)
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Whoopee! (1930)
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Double Cross Roads (1930)
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The Vagabond Lover (1929)
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Hit of the Show (1928)
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The Jazz Singer (1927)
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Music (Short)

Hollywood Party (1937)
Music Lyrics

Life Events

1890

Moved to US at age four

Videos

Movie Clip

Chocolate Soldier, The (1941) - Song Of The Flea Aiming to test her loyalty, Viennese opera star Karl (Nelson Eddy) appears at the club where his wife Maria (Rise Stevens) and best pal Bernard (Nigel Bruce) are in the audience, disguised as a romantic Russian, in MGM’s The Chocolate Soldier, 1941.
Honolulu (1939) - Title Song Cruise ship entertainers Millie (Gracie Allen) and Dot (Eleanor Powell) persuaded to perform, the title song, an original by Harry Warren and Gus Kahn, Gracie with the vocal then Eleanor, choreographed by Bobby Connelly, handling the jump rope with ease, in Honolulu, 1939, from MGM and producer Jack Cummings.
Girl Of The Golden West, The (1938) - Liebestraum Mary (Jeanette MacDonald) clears the way for the professor (Brandon Tynan) to play in the saloon then joins him in "Liebestraum," to Franz Liszt's melody, in The Girl Of The Golden West, 1938.
Flying Down To Rio (1933) - Music Makes Me Franklin Pangborne can’t wait to fire bandleader Gene Raymond from his Miami gig when he shows up just in time, with accordion player Fred Astaire, for Ginger Rogers’ number by Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu, Dolores del Rio in the house, early in Flying Down To Rio, 1933.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) - You Stepped Out Of A Dream First night in the show for all three girls, Sandra (Hedy Lamarr) then later Sheila (Lana Turner) more featured than Susie (Judy Garland), Tony Martin with the song by Nacio Herb Brown and Gus Kahn, various boyfriends (Jackie Cooper, James Stewart, Philip Dorn) in the crowd, in MGM's Ziegfeld Girl 1941.
Three Smart Girls (1936) - Universal's New Discovery Joining the credits, Universal quick to put the money on the screen, Deanna Durbin's first ever appearance, with cute sisters Nan Grey and Barbara Read, in a film the associate producer Joe Pasternak would remake 12 years later as Three Daring Daughters at MGM, Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Three Smart Girls (1936) - Someone To Care For Me Penny (Deanna Durbin), who, with older sisters (Nan Grey, Barbara Read) has come to New York to stop their long-separated tycoon father (Charles Winninger) from marrying his girlfriend, works in a song by Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann and Gus Kahn, in Universal's Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Go West (1940) - My Word As An Embezzler Lulubelle (June MacCloy) diverts the saloon crowd with a tune by Bronislau Kaper and Gus Kahn, Quale (Groucho Marx) in support while Harpo and Chico (as Rusty and Joe) steal back the deed they used as an I-O-U, the latter wrapping with his obligatory piano bit, in Go West, 1940.
I'll See You In My Dreams - I Just Work Here Meeting cute in Chicago, 1908, working stiff Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) accosts publishing house staffer Grace LeBoy (Doris Day), seeking a review of his work, opening the Warner Bros. bio-pic I'll See You In My Dreams, 1952.
I'll See You In My Dreams - The One I Love Tirelessly promoting her husband's songs, Grace (Doris Day) ambushes impresario Sam Harris (Jim Backus) as he prepares a show, the song by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn, who, played by Danny Thomas, lurks in the lobby, in I'll See You In My Dreams, 1952.
I'll See You In My Dreams - It Had To Be You A story of the genesis of his most famous song, lyricist Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas), sent away by his almost-in-labor wife Grace (Doris Day), with manager Fred (James Gleason), hears the tune by Isham Jones, then forgets himself, in I'll See You In My Dreams. 1952.

Trailer

Rose-Marie (1936) - (Original Trailer) An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother in Rose Marie (1936) starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.
Flying Down to Rio - (Original Trailer) A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil. The first Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie.
Sing Me A Love Song - (Original Trailer) A playboy (James Melton) turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business in Sing Me A Love Song (1937).
Footlight Parade - (Original Trailer) A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show in Footlight Parade (1933) starring James Cagney.
Bridal Suite - (Original Trailer) A playboy's fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother in Bridal Suite (1939) starring Robert Young.
Honolulu - (Original Trailer) A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner in Honolulu (1939) starring Eleanor Powell and Robert Young.
Bride Wore Red, The - (Original Trailer) A rare vocal by the star featured in this trailer, Joan Crawford in the story of a chorus girl who crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband in The Bride Wore Red, 1937, directed by Dorothy Arzner.
They Gave Him a Gun - (Re-issue Trailer) A World War I veteran brings a love for killing back to America in They Gave Him a Gun (1937) starring Spencer Tracy.
Maytime - (Original Trailer) It's Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald with only John Barrymore to keep them apart in the MGM musical Maytime (1937)
Song of the City - (Original Trailer) A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he's pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen in Song of the City (1937).
Day at the Races, A - (Original Trailer) The Marx Brothers try to save a pretty girl's sanitarium in A Day at the Races (1937).
Living in a Big Way - (Original Trailer) A returning GI (Gene Kelly) and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see in the musical comedy Living in a Big Way (1947).

Family

Donald Khan
Son
Born in 1920.
Irene Khan
Daughter
Born in 1923.

Companions

Grace Kahn
Wife
Lyricist.

Bibliography