BB Kahane

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benjamin "BB" Kahane (born November 30, 1891 in Chicago , † September 18, 1960 in Las Vegas ) was an American film producer .


After graduating from the Chicago Kent Collage of Law in 1912, B. B. Kahane practiced law for several years. From 1919 he worked as a legal advisor for RKO Pictures in Hollywood. In 1932 he was appointed President of the RKO. Four years later, he served first as executive film producer, as for the film A rebellious girl ( A Woman Rebels , 1936) with Katharine Hepburn . That same year he moved to Columbia Pictures , where he became vice president and produced Charles Vidor's The Lady in Question (1940), the first joint film by Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford .

For his services behind the scenes in the film industry, he received an honorary Oscar in 1958 . A year later he was named President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences . He held this office until his death in 1960.


  • 1936: Love on a Bet uncredited
  • 1936: A rebellious girl ( A Woman Rebels )
  • 1939: There's That Woman Again
  • 1939: Those High Gray Walls
  • 1940: The Lady in Question
  • 1941: Her First Beau



  • Benjamin B. Kahane . In: William R. Denslow, Harry S. Truman: 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z . Volume 3. Kessinger Publishing, 2004, p. 1.

Web links