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Double greetings
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Young, Steve
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 August 19, 1964 reads "Phil Ahn, standing, honorary mayor of Panorama City, veteran actor and Valley restaurateur, welcomes guests to his newly reopened Moongate restaurant. In the party are, from right, Miss Korea, Kwang Ja Lee, Mrs. and Consul General Kwang Soo Ahn of the Republic of Korea, and Mrs. Chang Ho Ahn, Phil Ahn's mother and the widow of a cabinet minister in the pre-World War II Korean government-in-exile." The subjects in the photo are pictured from left to right.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Ahn, Philip,--1905-1978
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
Mothers and sons--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Restaurateurs--California--Los Angeles
Consuls--Korea (South)
Municipal officials and employees, Honorary--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Food--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Panorama City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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