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Madeline Kahn

This extremely talented & vibrant comedienne is best remembered for her work in a string of popular Mel Brooks comedies, most notably, “Blazing Saddles” (1974), for which she received a “Best Supporting Actress” Oscar nomination, “Young Frankenstein” (1974), “High Anxiety” (1978) & “History Of The World Part I” (1981).

Madeline Kahn Fact File:

Birth Name: Madeline Gail Wolfson

Date Of Birth: 29th September 1942

Place Of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Date Of Death: 3rd December 1999

Place Of Death: New York, USA

Spouse: John Hansbury (Oct. 1999 - Dec 1999 

Film Debut: “The Dove” (1968)

Oscar Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress for “Paper Moon” (1974)
Best Supporting Actress for “Blazing Saddles” (1975)

Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn’s Top 10 Movies on DVD :

What's Up, Doc? [DVD](1972) DVD
Writer-director Peter Bogdanovich's salute to the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in a wild chase through San Francisco over stolen jewels and prehistoric musical instruments. Madeline Kahn and Kenneth Mars co-star. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French;

Paper Moon [DVD](1973) DVD
Splendidly-etched portrait of Depression-era mid-America, with Ryan O'Neal as a smooth-talking con man, hustling bibles to recent widows with the help of a precocious little girl (Academy Award-winner Tatum O'Neal). Co-stars Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman; directed by Peter Bogdanovich. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Bogdanovich; "making of" featurettes.

Young Frankenstein [DVD](1974) DVD
Mel Brooks' riotous parody of the horror film genre stars Gene Wilder as mad doctor Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fron-ken-steen"), Marty Feldman as hunchbacked Ygor (pronounced "Eye-gor"), and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked creature. With Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Brooks; outtakes; bloopers; photo gallery; TV spots; trailers; more.

Blazing Saddles (Collector's Edition) [DVD](1974) DVD
Hollywood Westerns were never the same after director/co-writer Mel Brooks put them through the comedy wringer with this tasteless, hilarious spoof. Can the frontier town of Rockridge cope with the arrival of Cleavon Little as its new--and black--sheriff? With Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn as Lili Von Shtupp, and Alex Karras as the horse-punching Mongo. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby stereo, French, Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; interview; production notes; theatrical trailer. Collector's edition is packaged in a slipcase and contains eight lobby cards, commemorative book, movie frame cell and theatrical poster.

High Anxiety(1977) VHS
With an acute feel for Hitchcock's style, director Mel Brooks provides an uproarious yet loving spoof of the Master's films. Brooks plays a psychiatrist who takes over as head of a sinister sanitarium, inheriting all its troubles. Co-stars Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Dick Van Patten, and Cloris Leachman. 94 min.

The Cheap Detective [DVD](1978) DVD
Neil Simon penned this hilarious homage to Bogey-like detective flicks. Peter Falk plays a wise-cracking gumshoe on a mysterious case who encounters a line-up of zanies that resemble characters out of 1940s movies. Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, James Coco, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn and Dom DeLuise head the all-star supporting cast. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; featurette; production notes; biographies; more.

City Heat [DVD](1984) DVD
Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood team up in this light-hearted thriller set in 1933 Kansas City, as a wise-cracking private eye and a no-nonsense cop go up against the mob. Co-stars Madeline Kahn, Jane Alexander and Rip Torn. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French mono, Portuguese mono; Subtitles: Bahasa, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.

Betsy's Wedding [DVD](1990) DVD
For bride-to-be Molly Ringwald, it's the biggest day in her life. But for harried father-of-the-bride Alan Alda, it's a day loaded with one comic catastrophe after another. Writer/director/star Alda's hilarious, heartfelt look at marital misadventures also stars Joe Pesci, Ally Sheedy and Madeline Kahn. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

Mixed Nuts [DVD](1994) DVD
In this mirthful farce, Steve Martin is the leader of a Venice, California, suicide-prevention center that's facing eviction by its landlord. On a busy and unpredictable Christmas Eve, Martin and his associates are confronted by a transvestite, a serial killer, a homicidal Santa Claus and other zanies. Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Adam Sandler, Rita Wilson, Juliette Lewis co-star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.0, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; filmographies; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Judy Berlin [DVD](1997) DVD
Penetrating, off-handedly funny look at suburbia is set on Long Island during a solar eclipse and focuses on a group of quirky middle-class people trying to straighten out and redefine their lives. David, a failing filmmaker, returns home from L.A.and encounters Judy Berlin, an old friend heading west with dreams of starting an acting career. At the same time, Judy's mother, a depressed teacher, becomes interested in her school's unhappily married principal. Edie Falco, Barbara Barrie, Madeline Kahn, and Bob Dishy star in this Sundance favorite. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; deleted scenes; bonus short "Through an Open Window" (1992).


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