Philip Ahn

Born Mar 29, 1905

Philip Ahn was a Korean-American actor. He was the first Asian-American film actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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1905 Birth Born on March 29, 1905.


1923 18 Years Old Ahn graduated from high school in 1923, and went to work in the rice fields around Colusa, California. … Read More


1926 21 Years Old …  They had not seen each other from the time Dosan returned to Korea in 1926, before the birth of his youngest son. … Read More
1934 29 Years Old It was not until 1934 that he could afford to attend the University of Southern California. … Read More


1935 30 Years Old Ahn's first film was A Scream in the Night in 1935. … Read More


1952 47 Years Old In 1952, Ahn made his television debut on the Schlitz Playhouse, a series he would make three additional appearances on. … Read More


1968 63 Years Old In 1968, Ahn made a USO tour of Vietnam, visiting both American and Korean troops in South Vietnam.
1978 73 Years Old Ahn died on February 28, 1978, due to complications from surgery. … Read More
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