Buz Kohan Biography (1933-)

Original name, Alan W. Kohan; born August 9, 1933, in New York, NY; son of Charles and May Kohan; married Rhoa Arnold, July 17, 1962: children: Jono and David (twins), Jenji.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, composer
Birth Details
August 9, 1933
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, The Carol Burnett Show (also known as Carol Burnett and Friends), 1967
  • Creative consultant, The Dolly Show (also known as Dolly),ABC, 1987
  • Creative consultant, The Wayne Brady Show, ABC, 2001
  • Television Producer
  • Specials
  • (With Bill Angelos) Looking Back, CBS, 1969
  • (With Angelos) Bing Crosby--Cooling It, NBC, 1970
  • Bing Crosby's Christmas Show, NBC, 1970
  • The Perry Como Winter Show, NBC, 1971
  • (With Angelos) Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas, NBC, 1971
  • The Arthur Godfrey Special, NBC, 1972
  • (With Angelos) Arthur Godfrey's Portable Electric Medicine Show, NBC, 1972
  • (With Angelos) Christmas with the Bing Crosbys, NBC, 1972
  • (With Angelos) Bing Crosby--Cooling It, CBS, 1973
  • (With others) Bing Crosby's Sun Valley Christmas Show, NBC, 1973
  • (With Angelos) Christmas with the Bing Crosbys, NBC, 1974
  • The Keane Brothers Show, 1977
  • Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena (also known as Gene Kelly ... An American in Pasadena), CBS, 1978
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1979
  • (With Phil May) Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1980
  • Because We Care, CBS, 1980
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1980
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1981
  • 100 Years of Golden Hits, 1981
  • Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary, CBS, 1982
  • Shirley MacLaine: Illusions, 1982
  • (With others) Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (also known asMotown 25), NBC, 1983
  • (With others) All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • (With others) The Sammy Davis, Jr., 60th Anniversary Celebration,ABC, 1990
  • Kathie Lee ... Looking for Christmas, CBS, 1994
  • Television Supervising Producer
  • Specials
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • Television Writing Supervisor
  • Specials
  • The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, CBS, 1993
  • The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration, ABC, 1995
  • Television Creative Director
  • Specials
  • Grand Old Opry 75th--A Celebration, CBS, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Producer, The Keane Brothers Show, 1977
  • Coproducer, One Hundred Years of Golden Hits, 1981
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Musical guest, Boston Common, NBC, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Special material, Night of One Hundred Stars, produced at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • (With Marvin Hamlisch, Christopher Adler, and Larry Grossman) ShirleyMacLaine on Broadway, produced at Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Television Specials
  • (With Bill Angelos) The Perry Como Special (twenty-eight shows), NBC, 1962-1966
  • (With Angelos) Carol and Company, CBS, 1966
  • (With Angelos) The Perry Como Christmas Show, NBC, 1968
  • (With others) From Hollywood with Love: The Ann-Margret Special (also known as Ann-Margret: From Hollywood to Love), CBS, 1969
  • (With Angelos and Andy Griffith) Looking Back, CBS, 1969
  • (With others) The Many Moods of Perry Como, NBC, 1970
  • Bing Crosby--Cooling It, NBC, 1970
  • (With others) Bing Crosby's Christmas Show, NBC, 1970
  • (With Angelos) The Perry Como Winter Show, NBC, 1971
  • The Jackson 5: Goin' Back to Indiana, ABC, 1971
  • Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas, NBC, 1971
  • (With others) The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1972
  • (With others) The Arthur Godfrey Special, NBC, 1972
  • (With others) Arthur Godfrey's Portable Electric Medicine Show, NBC, 1972
  • Christmas with the Bing Crosbys, NBC, 1972
  • (With others) The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1973
  • (With others) Bing Crosby--Cooling It, CBS, 1973
  • Bing Crosby's Sun Valley Christmas Show, NBC, 1973
  • T.C.B. with the Supremes and the Temptations, ABC, 1973
  • Christmas with the Bing Crosbys, NBC, 1974
  • (With others) Ben Vereen ... Comin' at Ya, NBC, 1975
  • Ann-Margret Smith, NBC, 1975
  • America Salutes Richard Rogers: The Sound of His Music, NBC, 1975
  • Merry Christmas from the Crosbys, NBC, 1975
  • (With Marty Farrell) Jubilee (also known as The Bell TelephoneJubilee), NBC, 1976
  • The Dorothy Hamill Special, ABC, 1976
  • Telly Savalas Special: Who Loves Ya, Baby?, CBS, 1976
  • (With Ray Taylor) Glen Campbell Special: Down Home--Down Under, CBS, 1976
  • (With Farrell) Dick Cavett's Backlot USA, CBS, 1976
  • Doug Henning's World of Magic I, NBC, 1976
  • Christmas in Disneyland, ABC, 1976
  • (With Alan Thicke) Mac Davis Christmas Special: When I Grow Up, NBC, 1976
  • "Hollywood Honors Its Own," The 48th Annual Academy Awards, 1976
  • Ann-Margret Special: Rhinestone Cowgirl, NBC, 1977
  • Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala, CBS, 1977
  • (With Harry Crane) Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme From this Moment On... Cole Porter, ABC, 1977
  • The Neil Diamond Special, NBC, 1977
  • (With others) Bette Midler--Ol' Red Hair Is Back, NBC, 1977
  • (With Rod Warren) Mac Davis Special: Sounds Like Home, NBC, 1977
  • Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas, NBC, 1977
  • Doug Henning's World of Magic II, NBC, 1977
  • Paul Anka: Music My Way, ABC, 1977
  • Happy Birthday, Las Vegas, 1977
  • (With others) The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1978
  • (With Patricia Resnick and Warren) Cher ... Special, ABC, 1978
  • Paul Anka in Monte Carlo, CBS, 1978
  • Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena, CBS, 1978
  • Mac Davis's Christmas Odyssey: Two Thousand and Ten, NBC, 1978
  • Rockette: A Holiday Tribute to Radio City Music Hall, 1978
  • The Bob Hope Cavalcade of Comedy, NBC, 1979
  • Dorothy Hamill's Corner of the Sky, ABC, 1979
  • The 51st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1979
  • Kraft Special Starring Pearl Bailey, CBS, 1979
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1979
  • (With Chet Hagan) Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry, ABC, 1979
  • Shirley MacLaine at the Lido, 1979
  • (With Farrell) Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls, ABC, 1980
  • (With Doug Henning) Doug Henning's World of Magic III, NBC, 1980
  • Shirley MacLaine: Every Little Movement, CBS, 1980
  • The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1980
  • Julie Andrew's Invitation to Dance with Rudolf Nureyev, CBS, 1980
  • Thirty Years of T.V. Comedy's Greatest Hits: To Laughter with Love, NBC, 1980
  • Country Gold: The First Fifty Years, ABC, 1980
  • Debby Boone: The Same Old Brand New Me, NBC, 1980
  • Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1980
  • Because We Care, CBS, 1980
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1980
  • The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1981
  • Sixty Years of Seduction, ABC, 1981
  • Goldie Hawn in Paris, ABC, 1981
  • The Emmy Awards Presentation, CBS, 1981
  • (With Rod Warren) Good Evening, Captain, CBS, 1981
  • Captain Kangaroo 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1981
  • 100 Years of Golden Hits, NBC, 1981
  • George Burns and John Denver: Two of a Kind, ABC, 1981
  • (With Diana Ross and Steve Binder) Diana, CBS, 1981
  • (With Henning) Doug Henning's World of Magic IV, NBC, 1981
  • A Country Christmas, CBS, 1981
  • Kraft Salutes Walt Disney Worlds 10th Anniversary, CBS, 1982
  • Pavarotti and Friends, ABC, 1982
  • Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us, ABC, 1982
  • (With Bob Arnott) Baryshnikov in Hollywood, CBS, 1982
  • Shirley MacLaine: Illusions, CBS, 1982
  • (With Henry Beard) The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show, ABC, 1982
  • (With Henning) Doug Henning's World of Magic V, NBC, 1982
  • Night of One Hundred Stars, ABC, 1982
  • (With George Stevens, Jr.) Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1982
  • Sheena Easton: Act One, NBC, 1983
  • (With Larry Grossman) Here's Television Entertainment, NBC, 1983
  • (With Joie Albrecht and Scott Garen) Television's Greatest CommercialsIII, NBC, 1983
  • Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (also known as Motown 25), NBC, 1983
  • (With Albrecht and Garen) Television's Greatest Commercials IV, NBC, 1983
  • John Schneider's Christmas Holiday, CBS, 1983
  • The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team, NBC, 1984
  • The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984
  • (With others) Blondes vs. Brunettes, ABC, 1984
  • Televisions Greatest Commercials, NBC, 1984
  • (With others) Motown Returns to the Apollo, NBC, 1984
  • Television Academy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1984
  • Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1984
  • Kenny and Dolly: A Christmas to Remember, CBS, 1984
  • The Patti LaBelle Show, NBC, 1985
  • The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1985
  • The Shirley MacLaine Show, Showtime, 1985
  • Here's Television Entertainment, syndicated, 1985
  • Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1985
  • Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (also known as Kenny andDolly: Real Love), HBO, 1985
  • (With Grossman) Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa, NBC, 1985
  • Perry Como's Christmas in Hawaii, ABC, 1985
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1985
  • Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1985
  • Liberty Weekend Opening and Closing Ceremonies, ABC, 1986
  • Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening, NBC, 1986
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1986
  • Disney's Living Seas, NBC, 1986
  • An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., NBC, 1986
  • Nell Carter--Never Too Old to Dream, NBC, 1986
  • Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1986
  • Elvis Graceland, 1987
  • Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas, ABC, 1987
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • Andy Williams and the NBC Kids: Easter in Rome, NBC, 1987
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • The 4th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987
  • America at Its Finest: A Tribute to Bob Hope (also known as America's Tribute to Bob Hope), NBC, 1988
  • The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1988
  • A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving, ABC, 1988
  • A Very Special Christmas Party (also known as Special OlympicsChristmas Party), ABC, 1988
  • The 5th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1989
  • National Literacy Honors, CBS, 1989
  • The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1989
  • The 31st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The 15th Annual Peoples Choice Awards, CBS, 1989
  • Grammy Living Legends Awards, CBS, 1989
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • (With others) From the Heart: The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989
  • The Sammy Davis, Jr., 60th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1990
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1990
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come, CBS, 1990
  • Motown 30: What's Goin On!, CBS, 1990
  • The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards Presentation, CBS, 1990
  • Sunday Night with Larry King, NBC, 1990
  • The 16th Annual Peoples Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, Disney Channel, 1990
  • The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 6th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • Grammy Living Legends Awards, CBS, 1990
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years, CBS, 1990
  • Writer of attributes, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990
  • Dolly Parton: Christmas at Home, ABC, 1990
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Welcome Home, America! A USO Salute to Americas Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1991
  • A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991
  • (With wife, Rhoa Kohan) Funny Women of Television: A Museum of Television & Radio Tribute, NBC, 1991
  • The Dream Is Alive: The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World, CBS, 1991
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1991
  • A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan, NBC, 1991
  • The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1991
  • UNICEF/Danny Kaye International Children's Awards, 1991 and 1992
  • The Jaleel White Special, ABC, 1992
  • Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration, ABC, 1992
  • Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1992
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • National Literacy Honors, CBS, 1992
  • The 34th Annual Grammy Awards Presentation, CBS, 1992
  • The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Phil Donahue 25th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1992
  • Carol Burnett 25th Anniversary Reunion, CBS, 1992
  • Hurricane Relief, Showtime, 1992
  • The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1993
  • Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years, NBC, 1993
  • (With Buz Saltzman) Disney Music: A Legacy in Song, CBS, 1993
  • The Best of Disney Music II: A Legend in Song, CBS, 1993
  • The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993
  • An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1993
  • (With others) The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993
  • The 35th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1993
  • The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, TheDisney Channel, 1994
  • The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1994
  • Kathie Lee... Looking for Christmas, CBS, 1994
  • The Jackson Family Honors, NBC, 1994
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • The 48th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1994
  • The 36th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1994
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • The Newsweek American Achievement Awards, CBS, 1995
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Michael Jackson: One Night Only, 1995
  • The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Dolly Parton: Treasures, CBS, 1996
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1996
  • The 38th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1996
  • The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Snowden on Ice, CBS, 1997
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1997
  • American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997
  • Snowden, Raggedy Ann & Andy Holiday Show, CBS, 1998
  • Monica Mancini ... On Record, PBS, 1998
  • Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1998
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame, Showtime, 1998
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, UPN, 1999
  • Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Concert, Disney, 1999
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1999
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman, ABC, 1999
  • The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1999
  • The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Grand Old Opry 75th--A Celebration, CBS, 2000
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 2000
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford, CBS, 2000
  • The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2000
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 2001
  • The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2002
  • The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Television Music
  • Specials
  • Dominic's Dream, 1974
  • Wives, 1975
  • The New Adventures of Heidi, 1978
  • Television Additional Music
  • Specials
  • The Shirley MacLaine Show, Showtime, 1985
  • Television Songs
  • Specials
  • "Hollywood Honors Its Own," The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1976
  • "Food, Italian Style," "That's Rome," and "Easter Is Here," Andy Williams and the NBC Kids: Easter in Rome, NBC, 1987
  • (With Michael Jackson) "You Were There," Sammy Davis, Jr., 60th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1990
  • Julie Andrews in Concert, PBS, 1990
  • The All-Star Salute to Our Troops, CBS, 1991
  • "Gone Too Soon," An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential InauguralGala, CBS, 1993
  • Television Special Music Material
  • Specials
  • Night of One Hundred Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • An All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1989
  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (also known as Bob Hope: A 90th Birthday Celebration), NBC, 1993
  • The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration, ABC, 1995
  • Television Lyrics
  • Specials
  • "Hollywood Honors Its Own," The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1976
  • The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984
  • (With Larry Grossman) "Gone Too Soon," Here's Television Entertainment, NBC, 1985
  • "Christmas in Washington," Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1985
  • Night of One Hundred Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • "Liberty Stands," Liberty Weekend Opening and Closing Ceremonies,ABC, 1986
  • Nell Carter--Never Too Old to Dream, NBC, 1986
  • (With Grossman) "My Christmas Wish," Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa Claus, NBC, 1986
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • "The Sound of Christmas," Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas, 1987
  • (With Grossman) "From the Heart," From the Heart: The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989
  • Special lyrics, Welcome Home, America! A USO Salute to Americas Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • "Last Full Measure of Devotion," The All-Star Salute to Our Troops, CBS, 1991
  • The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • The Jaleel White Special, ABC, 1992
  • The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993
  • Kathie Lee ... Looking for Christmas, CBS, 1994
  • The 48th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1994
  • "Come On In," The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards, Disney, 1995
  • The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Bill Angelos and Bill Brown) The Keefe Brasselle Show, CBS,1963
  • (With Angelos and Al Hirt) Fanfare, CBS, 1965
  • (With Angelos) The Sammy Davis Jr. Show, NBC, 1966
  • (With Angelos) Our Place, CBS, 1967
  • The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970
  • (With Pearl Bailey and Angelos) The Pearl Bailey Show, ABC, 1971
  • Ben Vereen ... Comin' At Ya, 1975
  • "From Suds to Stardom," Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1976
  • The Keane Brothers Show, 1977
  • "Gene Kelly-An American in Pasadena," The Carol Burnett Show, 1978
  • Carol Burnett & Company, CBS, 1979
  • The Monte Carlo Show, syndicated, 1980
  • One Hundred Years of Golden Hits, 1981
  • On Stage America, syndicated, 1984
  • The Dolly Show (also known as Dolly), ABC, 1987
  • "An Evening with Julie Andrews," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • Television Pilots
  • (With others) The Wayne Brady Show, ABC, 2001

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