Dann Cahn, who was head editor of the TV series, I Love Lucy, has sadly passed away at the age of 89.
Cahn was also the head of post-production of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s “Desilu Playhouse,” and went on to edit television series such as “The Beverly Hillbillies”.
Cahn was born and raised in Hollywood, California, and was a second generation film editor in his family with his father, Phillip Cahn and his son Daniel Cahn Jr., also film editors. They are the only three-generation family in American Cinema Editing history.
Mike Stern, author of “I had a Ball- My Friendship with Lucille Ball” said to GoodHollywood.com, in remembering Dann:
“Dann was such a sweet man. He loved talking about his career. He cherished his old friends. Talking about Desi and Lucy. I would travel with him to Jamestown, NY for the annual Lucy-Desi Days.”
CAHN, Dann (Daniel Cahn)
Born: 4/9/1923, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
Died: 11/21/2012, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Dann Cahn’s westerns – editor, director, supervising editor:
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV) – 1955-1959 [supervising editor]
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV) 1956-1958 [supervising editor]
Sheriff of Cochise (TV) – 1957 [supervising editor]
The Californians (TV) – 1958 [supervising editor]
U.S. Marshal (TV) – 1958 [editor]
The Texican (TV) – 1958-1959 [supervising editor]
Shotgun Slade (TV) – 1959 [director]
Branded (TV) – 1965-1966 [producer, editor]
Hondo (TV) – 1967 [editor]
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1968 [editor]
Heaven With a Gun – 1969 [editor]
Black Noon (TV) – 1971 [editor]
Honky Tonk (TV) – 1974 [producer]
Banjo Hackett: Roamin’ Free (TV) – 1976 [editor]
The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV) – 1979 [producer]
Independence (TV) – 1987 [editor]