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Title
Phil Ahn with his version of chop suey
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 September 12, 1962 reads "The noted actor is the owner of the Moongate."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00145778
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d054_f31_i25
CARL0005867581
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/73447
Subject
Ahn, Philip,--1905-1978
Cuddy, Susan Ahn,--1915--Family
An, Ch'ang-ho,--1878-1938--Family
Men--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Restaurateurs--California--Los Angeles
Food--California--Los Angeles
Panorama City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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