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Dave Kahn (I) (1910–2008)

Kahn's career in music began when played saxophone, clarinet and violin in the orchestras of Glenn Lee, Pinky Tomlin, the Dorseys, Clyde McCoy and others. Later he studied music composition in California later becoming a composer/arranger and writing background music for movies and television. He was music supervisor for Filmways, Republic, and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Simon & Simon
Simon & Simon Music Department
(1982-1985)
Animal House
Animal House Music Department
(1978)
Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered Soundtrack
(2001)
Electra Glide in Blue
Electra Glide in Blue Music Department
(1973)

Filmography

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 1982-1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (music editor - 68 episodes)
- Simon Without Simon: Part 1 (1985) ... (music editor)
- Enter the Jaguar (1985) ... (music editor)
- Almost Foolproof (1985) ... (music editor)
- Yes, Virginia, There Is a Liberace (1984) ... (music editor)
- Revolution #9-1/2 (1984) ... (music editor)
 1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Movie) (music editor)
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series) (music editor - 1 episode)
- Programmed for Murder (1983) ... (music editor)
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie) (composer: "Leave It To Beaver" theme)
 1982 Memories Never Die (TV Movie) (music editor)
 1980-1981 House Calls (TV Series) (music editor - 2 episodes)
- Kleptos and Other Maniacs (1981) ... (music editor)
- I'll Be Suing You (1980) ... (music editor)
 1979 Delta House (TV Series) (music editor - 2 episodes)
- The Draft (1979) ... (music editor)
- The Guns of October (1979) ... (music editor)
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series) (music editor - 12 episodes)
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... (music editor)
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... (music editor)
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... (music editor)
- The Crime (1979) ... (music editor)
- The Storm (1979) ... (music editor)
 1978 Animal House (music editor)
 1978 Funny Business (TV Movie documentary) (music editor)
 1976-1978 Switch (TV Series) (music editor - 45 episodes)
- The Siege at the Bouziki Bar (1978) ... (music editor)
- Photo Finish (1978) ... (music editor)
- The Cage (1978) ... (music editor)
- Play-Off (1978) ... (music editor)
- Mexican Standoff (1978) ... (music editor)
 1978 Nunzio (music editor)
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste (music editor)
 1977 Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (music editor - uncredited)
 1974 A Knife for the Ladies (music editor)
 1973 Ozzie's Girls (TV Series) (music editor - 1 episode)
- Pilot ... (music editor)
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series) (music editor - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... (music editor)
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue (music editor)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (music editor - 1 episode)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series) (music editor - 13 episodes)
- Man in a Cage (1971) ... (music editor)
- The Return of Estaban (1971) ... (music editor)
- The Big Guns (1971) ... (music editor)
- Tiger, Tiger (1971) ... (music editor)
- Bitter Flats (1971) ... (music editor)
 1965-1971 Green Acres (TV Series) (music supervisor - 161 episodes)
- The Ex-Secretary (1971) ... (music supervisor)
- Hawaiian Honeymoon (1971) ... (music supervisor)
- Lisa the Psychologist (1971) ... (music supervisor)
- The Hole in the Porch (1971) ... (music supervisor)
- The Carpenter's Ball (1971) ... (music supervisor)
 1962-1971 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (music coordinator - 272 episodes)
- Jethro Returns (1971) ... (music coordinator)
- The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett (1971) ... (music coordinator)
- Love Finds Jane Hathaway (1971) ... (music coordinator)
- Elly, the Secretary (1971) ... (music coordinator)
- Elly, the Working Girl (1971) ... (music coordinator)
  Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (music supervisor - 148 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (music coordinator - 74 episodes, 1963 - 1965)
- Betty Jo's Business (1970) ... (music supervisor)
- No, No, You Can't Take Her Away (1970) ... (music supervisor)
- Love Rears Its Ugly Head (1970) ... (music supervisor)
- Last Train to Pixley (1970) ... (music supervisor)
- Whiplash, Whiplash (1970) ... (music supervisor)
 1968 The Rock Hound (Short) (orchestrator - as David Khan)
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- My Sister-in-Law Phyllis (1967) ... (music supervisor)
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (music editor - 1 episode)
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... (music editor)
  The Addams Family (TV Series) (music coordinator - 37 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (music supervisor - 26 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- Ophelia's Career (1966) ... (music coordinator)
- Lurch's Grand Romance (1966) ... (music coordinator)
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... (music supervisor)
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... (music supervisor)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... (music supervisor)
 1965-1966 Mister Ed (TV Series) (music score - 14 episodes)
- Ed Goes to College (1966) ... (music score)
- Cherokee Ed (1966) ... (music score)
- Ed and the Motorcycle (1966) ... (music score)
- Coldfinger (1965) ... (music score)
- Ed the Counterspy (1965) ... (music score)
 1963 Lassie's Great Adventure (music supervisor)
 1962 Father of the Bride (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Quibbling (1962) ... (music supervisor)
 1957-1961 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (composer - 157 episodes)
- Substitute Father (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Beaver's Doll Buggy (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Kite Day (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Beaver Goes in Business (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Junior Fire Chief (1961) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1960-1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series) (music editor - 33 episodes)
- The Guardian Angels (1961) ... (music editor)
- The Orphans (1961) ... (music editor)
- The Bold Whip (1961) ... (music editor)
- Blind Man's Bluff (1961) ... (music editor)
- The Raider (1961) ... (music editor)
 1961 Angel Baby (music editor)
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Command (1960) ... (music supervisor)
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series) (music editor - 28 episodes)
- Soft Cargo (1960) ... (music editor)
- The Killing Bug (1960) ... (music editor)
- Judgement Day (1960) ... (music editor)
- Black Harvest (1960) ... (music editor)
- The Vindicator (1960) ... (music editor)
 1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (music editor - 21 episodes)
- Cavern of the Wind (1960) ... (music editor)
- Jeb's Daughter (1960) ... (music editor)
- Amnesty (1960) ... (music editor)
- Stella (1960) ... (music editor)
- Rabbit's Fang (1960) ... (music editor)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Across the Threshold (1960) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1959 21 Beacon Street (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1958 Flight (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Skyfighters ... (composer: theme music)
 1957-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Terrible Discovery (1958) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Goodbye Joe (1957) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 The Big Beat (music copyist - uncredited)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Four O'Clock (1957) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1954 The Golden Mistress (orchestrator)
 1954 The Egyptian (music editor - as David Khan)
 1950 The Avengers (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Champagne for Caesar (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1949 Fuelin' Around (Short) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Timber Trail (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 King of the Gamblers (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 The Long Night (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Calendar Girl (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Trail to San Antone (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Heldorado (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946/I Sioux City Sue (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Night Train to Memphis (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Man from Rainbow Valley (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Song of Arizona (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for America On-Line broadband service (theme from "Leave It To Beaver") (2003)

Alternate Names:

David Khan
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Trivia:

Best known for writing the catchy theme song for Leave It to Beaver (1957). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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