Happy Birthday: Madeline Kahn (1942–1999)

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madelinekahn.jpgMadeline 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.

PAPER MOON
1973
dir. Peter Bogdanovich
Starring:
Ryan O’Neal
Tatum O’Neal
CLUEClue
1985
dir. Jonathan Lynn
starring
Tim Curry
Madeline Kahn
BLAZING SADDLESBlazing Saddles
1974
dir. Brooks
starring
Gene Wilder
Slim Pickens
High Anxiety
1977
dir. Brooks
starring
Harvey Korman
Madeline Kahn
HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1History of the World Part 1
1981
dir. Brooks
Starring
Mel…

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