Kahn, Otto

Kahn, Otto
   Born in Mannheim, Germany, Kahn came to America in 1893, made a fortune in railroads and other investments, and became an American citizen. While the Metropolitan Opera probably ranked as the prime beneficiary of his largesse, Kahn became a legendary patron of all the arts. He had an important impact on theatre with his patronage of individual artists like Paul Robeson, of specific productions like Max Reinhardt's The Miracle (1923), of American engagements by foreign companies like Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1916) and Jacques Copeau's Théâtre du Vieux Colombier (1917-1918), and of companies like the Province-town Players, the Washington Square Players, and the Theatre Guild, to name but a few.

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  • KAHN, OTTO HERMANN — (1867–1934), U.S. banker, arts patron, and philanthropist. Kahn, who was born in Mannheim, Germany, was the son of Bernhard Kahn, a banker and arts patron. Otto Kahn began his banking career at a small bank in Karlsruhe. After service with a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kahn, Otto Hermann — ▪ American businessman born Feb. 21, 1867, Mannheim, Baden [Germany] died March 29, 1934, New York, N.Y., U.S.       banker and patron of the arts who played an important role in reorganizing the U.S. railroad systems.       In 1888 Kahn was sent …   Universalium

  • Kahn, Otto Hermann — (1867–1943)    US banker. Born in Germany, Kahn reached the United States at the age of twenty six, became a partner of Kuhn, Loeb and Company, and a respected and influential banker. He was one of the leading American Jewish philanthropists, and …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Otto Hermann Kahn — Born February 21, 1867(1867 02 21) Mannheim, Germany Died March 29, 1934(1934 03 29) (aged 67) New York City, U …   Wikipedia

  • Otto H. Kahn House — The Otto H. Kahn House was the New York City residence of German Jewish financier and philanthropist, Otto H. Kahn. The mansion is located at 1 East 91st Street, in the Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Otto Hermann Kahn — (1929) Otto Hermann Kahn (* 21. Februar 1867 in Mannheim; † 29. März 1934 in New York City) war ein erfolgreicher Bankier und Unternehmer in den USA. Bekannt wurde er als Mäzen insbesondere der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Otto Wagener — Otto Wilhelm Heinrich Wagener (* 29. April 1888 in Durlach; † 9. August 1971 in Chieming) war deutscher Generalmajor, Mitglied des Reichstages (November 1933 bis 1938) und Wirtschaftsberater Adolf Hitlers …   Deutsch Wikipedia