Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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New York City, New York, USA
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Madeline Kahn was born on September 29, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions, ultimately earning a doctorate in her chosen field. Her finest years came in Paper Moon (1973) with Ryan O`Neal, which was followed the next year by Mel Brooks`s outrageous Blazing Saddles (1974) as Lili Von Shtupp, a cabaret singer who was obviously based on Marlene Dietrich`s performance in Destry Rides Again (1939). She was so delightful in both that Madeline was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in both movies. In 1998, Madeline lent her voice to Gypsy in the wildly popular animated film A Bug`s Life (1998). Tragically, on December 3, 1999, Madeline died of ovarian cancer in New York, a disease from which she suffered for about a year while she was a cast member of "Cosby" (1996). The accomplished stage and screen actress was just 57.
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Madeline Gail Wolfson
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Madeline Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress and singer, known for her 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).
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Martin Van Buren High School, Queens, NY (1960)
Hofstra University in 1964 with a degree in Speech Therapy
(1980s) TV commercial: Diet Coke, (1986) TV commercial: Michelob Light beer, (1979) TV commercial: Toyota Sprinter (Japan)
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