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Buz Kohan

Buz Kohan was born on August 9, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Alan W. Kohan. He is a writer and producer, known for The Carol Burnett Show (1967), Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) and Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990). He has been married to Rhea Kohan since July 17, 1962. They have three children. See full bio »

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 2017 The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (staff writer)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2003 CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2002 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 2002 The 56th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 2001 The Wayne Brady Show (TV Series)
 2001 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 2000 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 1999 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 1999 American Fashion Awards (TV Special)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1999 The 14th TV Academy Hall of Fame (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 1998 Comic Relief VIII (TV Special)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1997 Snowden on Ice (TV Movie)
 1997 A Capitol Fourth (TV Movie)
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1996 Dolly Parton: Treasures (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1995 Sinatra: 80 Years My Way (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1995 Michael Jackson: One Night Only (TV Special) (written by)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1994 The 36th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1994 Comic Relief VI (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1993 Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1993 The 35th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1993 The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala (TV Special) (writer)
 1992 Comic Relief V (TV Special)
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1992 The 34th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 1991 A Party for Richard Pryor (TV Special documentary)
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1991 The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1990 Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1990 Grammy Legends (TV Special)
 1988 America's Tribute to Bob Hope (TV Special documentary)
 1987 Dolly (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Liberty Weekend (TV Special documentary)
 1986 Living Seas (TV Movie)
 1985 The Shirley MacLaine Show (TV Movie) (writer)
 1985 The Patti LaBelle Show (TV Special)
 1985 Motown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special) (writing supervisor)
 1985 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala (TV Special)
 1984 Elvis Presley's Graceland (Video documentary)
 1984 Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
 1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Special documentary)
 1983 Sheena Easton... Act One (TV Movie)
 1982 Christmas in Washington (TV Movie)
 1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (TV Special)
 1982 Baryshnikov in Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1981 Good Evening, Captain (TV Special)
 1981 Sixty Years of Seduction (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1981 Diana (TV Special)
 1979 Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry (TV Movie) (writer)
 1979 Carol Burnett & Company (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Shirley MacLaine at the Lido (TV Special)
 1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
 1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies (TV Movie)
 1978 Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee (TV Special)
 1978 Cher... Special (TV Special)
  The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (writer - 109 episodes, 1967 - 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- A Special Evening with Carol Burnett (1978) ... (written by)
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... (writer)
 1978 Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena (TV Special) (writer)
 1978 Super Night at the Super Bowl (TV Special)
 1977 Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (TV Special documentary)
 1977 Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (TV Special) (written by)
 1977 Happy Birthday, Las Vegas (TV Special)
 1977 Super Night at Forest Hills (TV Special) (written by)
 1977 The Keane Brothers Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 Ann-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl (TV Special)
 1977 Paul Anka ... Music My Way (TV Special)
 1977 Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek (TV Special) (written by)
 1977 Super Night at the Super Bowl (TV Movie)
 1976 Doug Henning's World of Magic (TV Special)
 1976 Christmas in Disneyland (TV Movie)
 1976 The Dorothy Hamill Special (TV Special)
 1976 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- From Suds to Stardom (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (segment "Hollywood Honors Its Own")
 1976 The Bell Telephone Jubilee (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Ann-Margret Smith (TV Special)
 1975 Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Old Flames Never Die (1975) ... (written by)
- Vocal Girl Makes Good (1974) ... (written by)
- The Songwriter (1973) ... (written by)
 1972 Portable Electric Medicine Show (TV Special)
 1971 Perry Como's Winter Show (TV Movie)
 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 Bing Crosby - Cooling It (TV Special)
 1968 TCB (TV Special)
 1968 The Perry Como Show (TV Movie)
 1967 Our Place (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1963-1966 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #19.4 (1966)
- Episode #19.3 (1966)
- Episode #18.2 (1965)
- Episode #17.8 (1965)
- Episode #17.2 (1964)
 1966 Carol and Company (TV Movie)
  The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children (TV Special) (as Allan Kohan)
 1964 Ford Presents the New Christy Minstrels (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (writer)
 1963 Beetle Bailey (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- Breaking the Leash (1963) ... (story - as Alan Cohan)
- Shutterbugged (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- Don't Fiddle with the Brass (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- The Sergeant's Master (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- Leap No More My Lady (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
 1963 Snuffy Smith and Barney Google (TV Series) (story - 8 episodes)
- Snuffy Hits the Road (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- The Shipwreckers (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- Snuffy's Brush with Fame (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- Snuffy Runs the Gamut (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
- Glove Thy Neighbor (1963) ... (story - as Alan Kohan)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Composer (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alan Cohan | Alan Kohan | Allan Kohan

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Father of David Kohan, Jenji Kohan.



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