Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn
1942 - 1999
Madeline Kahn  American Actress

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Madeline Kahn was previously married to John Hansbury (1999).


American Actress Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on 29th September, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 3rd Dec 1999 New York City, New York, USA aged 57. She is most remembered for Blazing Saddles. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Madeline Kahn was in an on-screen matchup with Alan Alda in Betsy's Wedding (1990).

Madeline Kahn is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American Jews.


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First Name Madeline
Middle Name Gail
Last Name Kahn
Full Name at Birth Madeline Gail Wolfson
Alternative Name Madeline Gail Wolfson, Madeline Kahn
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th September, 1942
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died 3rd December, 1999
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Ovarian cancer
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Red
Distinctive Feature Red hair
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Martin Van Buren High School, Queens, NY (1960)
University Hofstra University in 1964 with a degree in Speech Therapy
Occupation Text Actress, Singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Blazing Saddles
Year(s) Active 1964–1999
Brand Endorsement (1980s) TV commercial: Diet Coke, (1986) TV commercial: Michelob Light beer, (1979) TV commercial: Toyota Sprinter (Japan)
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Madeline Gail Kahn (née Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for 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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Madeline Kahn57 LibraActress
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Judy Berlin1999Alice GoldMovie
Little Bill1999Mrs. ShapiroTV Show
A Bug's Life1998Gypsy Moth (voice)Movie
For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story1996SabrinaTV Movie
London Suite1996Sharon SempleTV Movie
Cosby1996Pauline FoxTV Show
Nixon1995Martha MitchellMovie
New York News1995Nan ChaseTV Show
Mixed Nuts1994Mrs. MunchnikMovie
For Richer, for Poorer1992BillieTV Movie
Lucky Luke1992EsperanzaTV Show
Monkey House1991Grace AndersonTV Show
Betsy's Wedding1990Lola HopperMovie
Avonlea1990Pigeon PlumtreeTV Show
Mr. President1987Lois GullicksonTV Show
An American Tail1986Gussie Mausheimer (voice)Movie
My Little Pony: The Movie1986Draggle (voice)Movie
Clue1985Mrs. WhiteMovie
Comedy Factory1985Violet KingsleyTV Show
City Heat1984Caroline HowleyMovie
Scrambled Feet1983MadelineMovie
Oh Madeline1983Madeline WayneTV Show
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)1982Eliza Swain, Lutetia SwainMovie
History of the World: Part I1981Empress NymphoMovie
First Family1980Mrs. Constance LinkMovie
Happy Birthday, Gemini1980Bunny WeinbergerMovie
Simon1980Dr. Cynthia MalloryMovie
Wholly Moses!1980SorceressMovie
The Muppet Movie1979El Sleezo PatronMovie
The Cheap Detective1978Mrs. MontenegroMovie
High Anxiety1977Victoria BrisbaneMovie
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm1977TV Movie
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Estie Del RuthMovie
At Long Last Love1975Kitty O'KellyMovie
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother1975Jenny HillMovie
Blazing Saddles1974Lili Von ShtüppMovie
Young Frankenstein1974ElizabethMovie
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler1973SchoolteacherMovie
Paper Moon1973Trixie DelightMovie
Adam's Rib1973DorisTV Show
What's Up, Doc?1972Eunice BurnsMovie
Harvey1972Nurse Ruth KellyTV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Ellie ColemanTV Show
De Düva: The Dove1968SigfridShort Film
Sesame Street1957Madeline, The Commissioner of Fun and GamesTV Show
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Tracker748Tracker748Jul 6, 2016

Madeline was a very talented entertainer and a beautiful person. She left us way too soon and we miss her a lot.

wjerryzwjerryzOct 31, 2015

I didn't realize Madeline is dead. She was so funny. I will miss her. RIP

wjerryzwjerryzOct 31, 2015

I can never forget Madeline in all the Mel Brooks movies. She is great.

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