Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn

Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942–1999) was one of the most popular comedians of her time—and one of the least understood.

Author: William V. Madison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617037627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942–1999) was one of the most popular comedians of her time—and one of the least understood. She turned out as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously. When crew members and audiences laughed, she asked why—as if they were laughing at her—and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts. William V. Madison examines Kahn’s film career, including not only her triumphs with Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich, but also her overlooked performances in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother and Judy Berlin, her final film. Her work in television—notably her sitcoms—also comes into focus. New York theater showered her with accolades, but also with remarkably bad luck, culminating in a disastrous outing in On the Twentieth Century that wrecked her reputation on Broadway. Only with her Tony-winning performance in The Sisters Rosensweig, fifteen years later, did Kahn regain her standing. Drawing on new interviews with family, friends, and such colleagues as Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Gene Wilder, Harold Prince, and Eileen Brennan, as well as archival press and private writings, Madison uncovers Kahn’s lonely childhood and her struggles as a single woman working to provide for her erratic mother. Above all, Madison reveals the paramount importance of music in Kahn’s life. A talented singer, Kahn entertained offers for operatic engagements long after she was an established Hollywood star, and she treated each script as a score. As Kahn told one friend, her ambition was “to be the music.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Monkey Adored

Monkey Adored

Henry Murray. MADELINE KAHN: Oh! Sonny, you wascal. SONNY BONOBO:
Can you lift this leg any higher? MADELINE KAHN: Oh! SONNY BONOBO: That's
what I call a perfect fit. MADELINE KAHN: Sonny, I want to tell you thwee things.

Author: Henry Murray

Publisher: Original Works Publishing

ISBN: 9781630920647

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Page: 101

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Synopsis: What if animals evolved to the point where they could talk, sit in cafes and carry on interspecies love affairs? What if they decided to seek revenge on the humans who have subjugated them throughout history? A hybrid of ribald sex comedy and action/thriller MONKEY ADORED was lauded as a “Critic’s Pick” by Backstage. Cast Size: 4 Males, 2 Females
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Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Off Broadway Musicals  1910   2007

MUSICAL DIRECTION: Michael Cohen; PRODUCER: Upstairs at the Downstairs
CAST—Judy Graubart, Madeline Kahn, Larry Moss, Robert Rovin, Janie Sell,
Gary Sneed The revue was presented in two acts. ACT ONE—“Mixed Doubles” ...

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

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Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

perhaps. also. the. play. itself. RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Sew York's only re ml
ring rooftop. THE GIN GAME: Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn in Garson Kanin's
1946 Born Yesterday. You haven't seen New York until vouVe seen The View ...

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Page: 136

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Musical Theatre Actresses

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Musical Theatre Actresses

Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn at
the Internet Broadway Database at the Internet Off-Broadway Database on IMDb
at the TCM Movie Database at Find a Grave . "Madeline Kahn" Madeline Kahn, ...

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The Post feminist Hollywood Actress

The Post feminist Hollywood Actress

Cast Ingrid Bergman , Sally Prager , Johnny Doran , George Rose , Richard
Mulligan , Madeline Kahn ( schoolteacher – 7th billed ) . Blazing Saddles (
Warner Bros . ) 1974 . Producer Michael Hertzberg Director Mel Brooks
Screenplay Mel ...

Author: Kerry Segrave

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015015342960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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Categories: Performing Arts

The Alchemy of Theatre The Divine Science

The Alchemy of Theatre   The Divine Science

It always getsa laugh,and that's really because of Madeline. I wouldsit uplate
atnight trying towrite funnier things because Iknew Madeline would be saying
them. Madeline Kahn changedmy life—and, in some ways, Dr. Gorgeous
changed hers ...

Author: Robert Viagas

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781476849485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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(Applause Books). Featuring 28 of the top talents on Broadway! The Alchemy of Theatre lets the top talents in every theatrical field, from producing and writing to publicity and makeup, share their hard-earned wisdom. They speak on how to achieve success in an environment where giant egos are locked up together under mounting financial and emotional pressure, and are expected to deliver greatness. In short, this book is a how-to manual of collaboration by the professionals who do it best. Among those who have packed their lively essays with real-world stories of experience on legendary productions are directors Harold Prince, Susan Stroman, and George C. Wolfe; playwrights Wendy Wasserstein, recently deceased, and Edward Albee; stars Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell; set designer Robin Wagner; songwriter Cy Coleman, in one of his last writing efforts before his death; costume designer William Ivey Long; producer Rocco Landesman; theatre operator Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of The Shubert Organization; playwright and librettist Terrence McNally; lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Musical Director Paul Gemignani; and more than a dozen more. This book is nothing but true-life stories of how these precepts work in real life for some of the most talented people alive. "Every narrative gives an inside look at what makes theater magical and allows a performance to come together. For those who love the theater, this book is essential." Library Journal
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Speedbumps

Speedbumps

I was working with Mel, Madeline Kahn; Kenny Mars, who'd appeared with
Madeline in What's Up, Doc? and Paper Moon; Marty Feldman, a TV writer and
stage actor who'd appeared in the summer replacement TV series The Marty
Feldman ...

Author: Teri Garr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In this laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring autobiography, one of Hollywood’s best-loved comediennes muses about movies, men, motherhood, and MS In a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally moving, Teri Garr, star of such classic films as Young Frankenstein, Oh God!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom, and Tootsie, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, writes about her life with the same wit and warmth that have won the hearts of fans for over three decades. From sipping Cokes with Elvis Presley to hangin’ with the Beatles; from her secrets to succeeding in Hollywood without losing her sanity, to dealing with the fear, anxiety, and denial of being plagued by mysterious physical problems that eluded diagnosis for over twenty years—the insights in Speedbumps, while always couched in Garr’s trademark humor, are honest, heartfelt, and often profound. BACKCOVER: “The driven comedian tells (almost) all…[and] she’s as dizzily funny as ever.” —Entertainment Weekly “Garr sticks to the truth whether it’s hysterically funny, or, at times, heart wrenching. Read this book, it’s a lesson in courage.” —Mel Brooks
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The Many Watsons

The Many Watsons

How canyou get a better teamthan Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman,
and Dom DeLuise? Slapstick, subtlety, good story line andimpeccable timing,
whata greatgroup! Wilder is Sigerson Holmes (Sherlock's younger brother) and ...

Author: Kieran McMullen

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781780923048

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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There is always a healthy interest in the actors who have played the role of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also created the world's best known sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson. The men and women who played the role of stalwart ally is quite an eclectic gathering. Here is compiled a listing and discussion of some of the best known people who have played the part of Watson from the earliest days of silent film to the action heroes of the 21st century. All royalties from this book go towards the Undershaw Preservation Trust. Please visit facebook.com/saveundershaw and -like- to show your support.
Categories: Fiction

Names Names Names

Names Names Names

... (author) Kahn Alice (writer) Kahn Gus (singer) Kahn Louis (architect) Kahn
Madeline (actor) Kahn Otto (banker) Kai Siegbahn (Physics Nobelist) Kai
Winding (band) Kaity Tong (newscaster) Kajlich Bianca (actor) Kalan Pakula (
director) Kalb ...

Author: Hugh McEntire

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781602473577

Category: Games

Page: 320

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Do you ever hear things like, ?Can someone give me the four letter first name for Count Dracula shouted from the dinner table? If you have then you must live with a crossword puzzle enthusiast! In Hugh McEntire's book, Names Names Names you will find more than 28,000 names to aid you in solving your crossword puzzle. When Hugh retired in 1988, he did not decide to spend his golden years just watching TV. In fact, adding new names to his book has become a lifetime project. For over a decade he has been compiling a list of proper names taken from actual crossword puzzle clues. Since puzzle clues only give part of a name and you are to fill in the rest, he has listed each individual once by the first name and again by the last name. In Names Names Names you can look up either the first or last name in a single alphabetical list. To further help you, each name is followed by a word or two to identify the person as an actor, ball player, singer, etc.
Categories: Games

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

Mel Brooks, who directed her in Blazing Saddles, was her best collaborator and
cast Kahn in Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, and History of the World, Part I.
Various attempts at television including Oh Madeline and Mr. President didn't ...

Author: Frank DeCaro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757391644

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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If you've ever fantasized about feasting on Frank Sinatra's Barbecued Lamb, lunching on Lucille Ball's "Chinese-y Thing," diving ever-so-neatly into Joan Crawford's Poached Salmon, or wrapping your lips around Rock Hudson's cannoli – and really, who hasn't? – hold on to your oven mitts! In The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes by 150 Stars of Stage and Screen, Frank DeCaro—the flamboyantly funny Sirius XM radio personality best known for his six-and-a-half-year stint as the movie critic on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart—collects hundreds of recipes passed on from legendary stars of stage and screen, proving that before there were celebrity chefs, there were celebrities who fancied themselves chefs. Their all-but-forgotten recipes—rescued from out-of-print cookbooks, musty biographies, vintage magazines, and dusty pamphlets—suggest a style of home entertaining ripe for reexamination if not revival, while reminding intrepid gourmands that, for better or worse, Hollywood doesn't make celebrities (or cooks) like it used to. Starring Farrah Fawcett's Sausage and Peppers Liberace's Sticky Buns Bette Davis's Red Flannel Hash Bea Arthur's Good Morning Mushroom Tomato Toast Dudley Moore's Crème Brûlée Gypsy Rose Lee's Portuguese Fish Chowder John Ritter's Famous Fudge Andy Warhol's Ghoulish Goulash Vincent Price's Pepper Steak Johnny Cash's Old Iron Pot Family-Style Chili Vivian Vance's Chicken Kiev Sebastian Cabot's Avocado Surprise Lawrence Welk's Vegetable Croquettes Ann Miller's Cheese Soufflé Jerry Orbach's Trifle Totie Fields's Fruit Mellow Irene Ryan's Tipsy Basingstoke Klaus Nomi's Key Lime Tart Richard Deacon's Bitter and Booze And many other meals from breakfast to dessert.
Categories: Cooking

Cue

Cue

Madeline Kahn ASTAR IS REBORN PHOTO BY BRUCE NEMETH WIN A
$25000 VACATION ANYWHERE THE SKY * TURNS ... As the bungling Mildred,
Madeline Kahn drops her music all over the stage, picks it up, and receives
thunderous ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118882534

Category: Amusements

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Movie Song Catalog

Movie Song Catalog

At Long Last Love ( Duilio Del Prete , Madeline Kahn , Burt Reynolds , Cybill
Shepherd ) ; But in the Morning , No ! ( Eileen Brennan , John Hillerman , Burt
Reynolds , Cybill Shepherd ) ; Find Me a Primitive Man ( Madeline Kahn ) ;
Friendship ...

Author: Ruth Benjamin

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:49015002903673

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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An exhaustive reference volume to the thousands of songs, songwriters and performers in 1,460 American and British films (musical and nonmusical) since the advent of the talkie in 1928.Listed alphabetically by film title, each entry provides full production information on the movie, including the country of origin, year of release, running time, director, musical director, musical score, studio, producer, orchestra or bands featured, music backup, vocalist, (dubber who sang on the soundtrack), and performers. Each song title in the main entry is followed by the name of the performer, lyricist, composer, and, when appropriate, arranger.
Categories: Performing Arts

Valentines vitriol

Valentines   vitriol

Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn has a dazzle in her smile and a dimple in her
voice. On the screen and in the stage roles she's created, the smile and the voice
have been twisted into a grab bag of funny surprises. The Madeline Kahn who ...

Author: Rex Reed

Publisher:

ISBN: 0440193591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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American Literature on Stage and Screen

American Literature on Stage and Screen

Cast: Ryan O'Neal (Moses Pray), Tatum O'Neal (Addie Loggins), Madeline Kahn
(Trixie Delight), P. J. Johnson (Imogene), John Hillerman, Lessie Lee Fulton,
Randy Quaid, Lila Waters, James N. Harrell. The twelve-year-old orphan Addie ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Happiest Corpse I ve Ever Seen

The Happiest Corpse I ve Ever Seen

... thirties 78s for his soundtrack—Bing Crosby's “One More Chance,” Ken Darby
and Ramona on “A Picture Of Me Without You,” the Boswell Sisters on “I Found a
Million Dollar Baby” when O'Neal hooks up with good-time gal Madeline Kahn.

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466893443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the aftermath of the days of the great Broadway musical. From the long-running Cats to Miss Saigon, Phantom, and Les Miserables, to gems like The Producers, he is unsparing in his look at the remains of the day. Not content to scold the shows' creators, Mordden takes on the critics, too, splaying their bodies across the Great White Way like Sweeney Todd giving a close shave. Once more, it's "curtain going up," but Mordden is not applauding.
Categories: Performing Arts

Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart

... more, this time as a TV film—once more calling upon Helen Hayes and Jesse
White from the successful Broadway run, and adding John McGiver as the doctor
and Madeline Kahn as the nurse (Kahn's appearance propelled her to stardom).

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307352682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight and unprecedented access, bestselling biographer Marc Eliot finally tells the previously untold story of one of our greatest screen and real-life heroes. Born into a family of high military honor and economic success dominated by a powerful father, Stewart developed an interest in theater while attending Princeton University. Upon graduation, he roomed with the then-unknown Henry Fonda, and the two began a friendship that lasted a lifetime. While he harbored a secret unrequited love for Margaret Sullavan, Stewart was paired with many of Hollywood’s most famous, most beautiful, and most alluring leading ladies during his extended bachelorhood, among them Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, and the notorious Marlene Dietrich. After becoming a star playing a hero in Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939 and winning an Academy Award the following year for his performance in George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story, Stewart was drafted into the Armed Forces and became a hero in real life. When he returned to Hollywood, he discovered that not only the town had changed, but so had he. Stewart’s combat experiences left him emotionally scarred, and his deepening darkness perfectly positioned him for the ’50s, in which he made his greatest films, for Anthony Mann (Winchester ’73 and Bend of the River) and, most spectacularly, Alfred Hitchcock, in his triple meditation on marriage, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo, which many film critics regard as the best American movie ever made. While Stewart's career thrived, so did his personal life. A marriage in his forties, the adoption of his wife’s two sons from a previous marriage, and the birth of his twin daughters laid the foundation for a happy life, until an unexpected tragedy had a shocking effect on his final years. Intimate and richly detailed, Jimmy Stewart is a fascinating portrait of a multi-faceted and much-admired actor as well as an extraordinary slice of Hollywood history. “Probably the best actor who’s ever hit the screen.” —Frank Capra “He taught me that it was possible to remain who you are and not be tainted by your environment. He was not an actor . . . he was the real thing.” —Kim Novak “He was uniquely talented and a good friend.” —Frank Sinatra “He was a shy, modest man who belonged to cinema nobility.” —Jack Valenti “There is nobody like him today.” —June Allyson “He was one of the nicest, most unassuming persons I have known in my life. His career speaks for itself.” —Johnny Carson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Open a New Window

Open a New Window

But the cast included Madeline Kahn and Robert Klein; and the takeoffs had wit. “
Hullabaloo at Thebes” was a kind of swinging Oedipus Rex, with a wicked
couplet at its heart. “He used to have eyes for his mother,” it began. “But now he
just ...

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466893467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In the 1960s, the Broadway musical was revolutionized from an entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly!, to one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. In Open a New Window, Ethan Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the decade that bridged the gap between the romantic, fanciful entertainments of the fifties, such as Call Me, Madam, to the seventies when sophisticated fare, such as A Little Night Music and Follies, was commonplace. Here in brilliant detail is the decade and the people that forever transformed the Broadway muscial.
Categories: Performing Arts

Great Jews in the Performing Arts

Great Jews in the Performing Arts

Known to most people for her comic film roles , Madeline Kahn actually began
her career in the performing arts as a classical opera singer . Later performing in
musical comedy shows and then in motion pictures , Kahn eventually earned the
 ...

Author: Darryl Lyman

Publisher: Jonathan David Pub

ISBN: IND:30000067321582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The author of acclaimed biographical works such as Great Jews in Music celebrates the lives of three hundred great Jewish performers -- including Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Jerry Seinfeld, Morris Carnovsky, and George Burns. Generously illustrated in black and white, this refreshing look at some of the most popular entertainers of all time will inspire, instruct, and entertain.
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The New York Times Biographical Service

The New York Times Biographical Service

Madeline Kahn , Comedian Of Film Fame , Dies at 57 Madeline Kahn , the Oscar
- nomi . Turning a baby - talk work in the films - Paper Moon ” and manner of
speaking ; " into a distinct advantage . One interviewer called her " a kind of toy ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105018836929

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
Categories: Biography