Larry Harlow

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Birth Name: Lawrence Ira Kahn

Date of Birth: March 20, 1939

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: August 20, 2021

Place of Death: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Larry Harlow was an American salsa music performer, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of Fania All-Stars, a salsa band.

Larry was the son of Rose Sherman, an opera singer, and Buddy Kahn (born Nathan Kahn), the bandleader at the Latin Quarter in New York, under the name Buddy Harlowe. He was affectionately nicknamed “el Judio Maravilloso,” the Marvelous Jew, by his bandmates.

Larry’s paternal grandfather was Louis Cohen/Kahn (the son of Moises Kosche and Rachel Forster). Louis was born in Austria.

Larry’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Rosenbaum.

Larry’s maternal grandfather was named Max Sherman. Max was born in Russia.

Larry’s maternal grandmother was named Eva. Eva was born in Russia.

Source: Genealogy of Larry Harlow –

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