Screenwriter, TKO founder Terry Kahn dies

Developed projects for Meg Ryan, Demi Moore

Terry Kahn, who co-wrote the Andrew Davis feature "Steal Big Steal Little," died Nov. 27 at his home in Los Angeles after a 15-year battle with cancer. He was 68.

Kahn's screenwriting career began with a project for Motown, and he later wrote and developed projects for such performers as Meg Ryan, Marlee Matlin and Demi Moore. In 1995, Kahn co-wrote "Steal Big Steal Little," which starred Andy Garcia in a comic tale about greed.

One of his recent beloved projects was an adaptation of the novel "The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes."

Kahn, who was born in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School, founded his own company, TKO (The Terry Kahn Organization), a commercial, industrial, documentary and educational film company, in the early 1980s. His award-winning educational series, "The People on Market Street," was distributed by Walt Disney Educational Media.

Kahn is survived by his wife, Pamela Brown Kahn, and sons Christopher, Adam and Jeremy. In lieu of flowers, donations on Kahn's behalf may be made to the American Cancer Society in Los Angeles in support of the society's Cancer Research Program.