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Gustav Gerson Kahn

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Death: October 8, 1941 (54)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Kahn and Theresa Kahn
Husband of Grace Kahn
Father of Donald Gustave Kahn and Irene Kahn
Brother of David Kahn; Jeanette H. Marks; Julius Kahn and Hattie Kahn

Occupation: Musician, songwriter and lyricist
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About Gus Kahn

Gus Kahn was a lyricist who wrote for the lyrics for many American standards, including "It Had to Be You," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," "Makin' Whoopee," "Carolina in the Morning," "Dream a Little Dream of Me,""My Buddy," and "Pretty Baby." His many collaborators included composers George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Walter Donaldson, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, and his own wife, Grace LeBoy.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, almost 30 years after his death.

The movie "I'll See You in My Dreams" stars Danny Thomas as Gus Kahn and Doris Day as Grace LeBoy.

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Gus Kahn's Timeline

November 6, 1886
Koblenz, Germany
July 17, 1918
Age 31
October 8, 1941
Age 54
Beverly Hills, California, USA