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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. There is a vertical crease in the middle of the picture. Philip Ahn was born Pil Lip Ahn on March 29, 1905 in Highland Park, California. He was the first Korean American film actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ahn appeared in numerous films and television shows in a career spanning 43 years. He is best known for his television role as Master Kan on the television series Kung Fu. His father was Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, an activist, leader of the Korean resistance movements (1905-1945) and a leader in the Korean-American community. His brother Philson was also and actor and his sister, Susan Ahn Cuddy, was the first Asian-American woman to join the U.S. Navy. Ahn opened a Chinese restaurant with his sister, Soorah, called Phil Ahn's Moongate Restaurant at 8632 Van Nuys Boulevard, in the 1950s. It was one of the first Chinese restaurants in Panorama City and operated for more than thirty years before closing. Ahn died on February 28, 1978. Photograph caption dated November 2, 1957 reads "Actor Philip Ahn throws wedding party at his Valley Moongate Cafe to celebrate the marriage of his sister Sarah (sic) to Ray Buffum. Left to right are Ahn, the bride, Buffum and Maria Tsien. Buffum is a well known motion picture and TV writer."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00145775 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d054_f31_i21 CARL0005867578 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/73454
Ahn, Philip,--1905-1978 Ahn, Soorah Buffum, Ray,--1904-1980 Tsien, Maria Cuddy, Susan Ahn,--1915--Family An, Ch'ang-ho,--1878-1938--Family Philip Ahn's Moongate Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.) Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Television actors and actresses--United States Television writers--United States Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles Restaurateurs--California--Los Angeles Brothers and sisters--California--Los Angeles Weddings--California--Los Angeles Wedding cakes--California--Los Angeles Panorama City (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs