Alan W. Kohan|
August 9, 1933
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Television writer, record producer, composer, screenwriter|
After working in New York, in 1967, Kohan was offered work on The Carol Burnett Show, relocating to Los Angeles.
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.
Kohan met his wife Rhea Arnold when she was working at Lake George, New York. 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.
- "Buz Kohan Biography (1933-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- Jewish Journal: "Jenji Kohan: Smoking the Stereotypes" by Danielle Berrin May 20, 2009
- Emmy TV Legends Interview: "Buz Kohan on how he got his nickname" retrieved October 10, 2015
- Aushenker, Michael (27 March 2003). "Queen of Laughter: Rhea Kohan reigns as mistress of ceremonies at Jewish functions in Los Angeles". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- Buz Kohan at the Internet Movie Database
- Buz Kohan interview video at the Archive of American Television