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Madeline Kahn

1942-09-29 Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

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Madeline Gail Kahn (née Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award–nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974). Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968, and received Tony Award nominations for the play In the Boom Boom Room in 1974 and for the original production of the musical On the Twentieth Century in 1978. She starred as Madeline Wayne on the short-lived sitcom Oh Madeline (1983–84) and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1987 for an ABC Afterschool Special. She received a third Tony Award nomination for the revival of the play Born Yesterday in 1989, before winning the 1993 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the comedy The Sisters Rosensweig. Her other film appearances included The Cheap Detective (1978), City Heat (1984), Clue (1985), and Nixon (1995). Description above from the Wikipedia article Madeline Kahn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Who Done It: The Clue Documentary Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-11-03
AGFA Mystery Mixtape #4: Follow Your Own Star Self 2020-07-14
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Self (archive footage) 2013-05-20
Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days Self (uncredited) (archive footage) 2010-01-05
Musical Mel: Inventing The Inquisition Self (archive footage) 2009-12-15
Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World Self (archive footage) 2009-12-15
The Pixar Story Gypsy (voice) (archive footage) 2007-08-28
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Gorgeous Teitelbaum (segment "The Sisters Rosensweig") 2006-05-02
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd Pat Nixon 2005-09-06
Back in the Saddle Self (archive footage) 2001-06-19
Judy Berlin Alice Gold 1999-10-06
A Bug's Life Gypsy Moth (voice) 1998-11-25
Neil Simon's London Suite Sharon Semple 1996-09-15
Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein Elizabeth (archive footage) 1996-01-01
For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story Sabrina 1996-01-07
Nixon Martha Mitchell 1995-12-22
The World of Jim Henson Self (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Mixed Nuts Blanche Munchnik 1994-12-21
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book 1993-04-24
For Richer, for Poorer Billie 1992-01-01
Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall Self 1992-06-10
They call me Lucky Luke - Ma Dalton Esperanza 1991-01-01
Betsy's Wedding Lola Hopper 1990-06-22
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1988-05-27
Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special Self 1988-10-05
Sesame Street: Sing Along Special Appearance 1987-01-01
Wanted: The Perfect Guy Ellie Coleman 1986-10-01
My Little Pony: The Movie Draggle (voice) 1986-06-06
An American Tail Gussie Mausheimer (voice) 1986-11-21
Clue Mrs. White 1985-12-13
Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff Self 1985-07-09
City Heat Caroline Howley 1984-12-07
Yellowbeard Betty 1983-06-24
Group Madness Self / Mrs. Yellowbeard 1983-06-11
Slapstick (Of Another Kind) Eliza Swain / Lutetia Swain 1982-12-09
Scrambled Feet Madeline 1982-03-15
History of the World: Part I Empress Nympho 1981-06-12
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds Self 1981-12-13
Wholly Moses The Witch 1980-06-13
First Family Mrs. Link 1980-12-25
Happy Birthday, Gemini Bunny Weinberger 1980-05-03
Simon Dr. Cynthia Mallory 1980-02-01
The Muppet Movie El Sleezo Patron 1979-06-22
The Cheap Detective Mrs. Montenegro 1978-06-23
High Anxiety Victoria Brisbane 1977-12-25
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Estie Del Ruth 1976-07-26
At Long Last Love Kitty O'Kelly (Kathy Krumm) 1975-03-01
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Jenny Hill 1975-12-14
Young Frankenstein Elizabeth 1974-12-15
Blazing Saddles Lili Von Shtupp 1974-02-07
Paper Moon Trixie Delight 1973-05-09
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Schoolteacher 1973-06-06
Screwball Comedies... Remember Them? Self 1972-01-01
What's Up, Doc? Eunice Burns 1972-03-09
Harvey Nurse Ruth Kelly 1972-03-20
De Düva Sigfried 1968-12-31
Anyone Can Whistle Cora Hoover Hooper