Madeline Kahn (1942–1999)
Born: September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: December 3, 1999 (age 57) in New York City, New York, USA
[on What’s Up, Doc? (1972)] I was petrified of Barbra Streisand when I did “What’s Up, Doc?”. It was my first movie and every single thing about it was new. I was petrified of the palm trees!
In Hollywood I thought I was large and klutzy, like the characters I played. I never acted kooky, but I did fill a time slot slated for a woman who was expected to display interesting neurotic behavior.
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