Gus Kahn


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Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 – October 8, 1941) was a musical song lyricist.

Kahn was born in Koblenz, Germany in 1886. The family emigrated from there to the United States and moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1890. After graduating from high school, he worked as a clerk in a mail order business before launching one of the most successful and prolific careers from Tin Pan Alley. ... more »

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  • ''If you don't get a letter, then you'll know I'm in jail.''
    Gus Kahn (1886-1941), U.S. songwriter, and Ernie Erdman (1879-1946). "Toot, Toot, Tootsie," Bombo, Leo Feist, Inc. (1922). Music composed by Dan R...
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