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Born: July 17, 1918
Died: April 11, 2008
The son of [a=Gus Kahn] and Grace LeBoy Kahn. [a=Al Jolson] was his Godfather. Donald Kahn was a songwriter, musical arranger, musician/pianist, television and radio personality. Close friends included [a=Skitch Henderson], [a=Benny Carter], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Van+Alexander+(2)]Van Alexander[/url], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Vic+Mizzy?noanv=1]Vic Mizzi[/url], [a=Ray Charles] and [a=Neal Hefti]. He was either a member or board member of such organizations as Songwriter's Guild of America, ASCAP, Hal Leonard Music Publishing Co. and the [a=Johnny Mercer] Foundation.