Madeline Kahn
Dedicated to actress and singer, Madeline Kahn. She is perhaps best known for the films she did with Mel Brooks' 'Blazing Saddles' and Peter Bogdanovich's 'Paper Moon', she was Oscar nominated for both roles. Madeline had an opera soprano singing voice and was on Broadway in shows like Two by Two, On the Twentieth Century, Born Yesterday, and The Sisters Rosensweig where she won the Tony for being 'Gorgeous'. She's one of the great underrated talents that was gone too soon. I hope you enjoy the blog! Visit often for updates.
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She was a woman of unyielding curiosity about life. And yet she knew so much but you’d never know that. She was a woman who took time to look people in the eye and greet every person as if that were the only person on the planet and be genuinely interested in that person. She was a woman who lived in the moment.

Phylicia Rashad, on Madeline Kahn (via blood-and-lavender)

Lili Von Shtupp costume design sketches by Vittorio Nino Novarese for Blazing Saddles

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When I was growing up and thinking about acting the thing was if you could disguise yourself completely that was wonderful. Laurence Olivier being the prime example. The further away from yourself you could get, the greater job you were doing.

-Madeline Kahn

Promo for On the 20th Century,1978

I didn’t get no attention when I was a kid, no attention whatsoever. And am I weird? No!

Happy Birthday Gemini (1981)

I didn’t get no attention when I was a kid, no attention whatsoever. And am I weird? No!

Happy Birthday Gemini (1981)




Plays: 231

Ice Cream (Live) from She Loves Me, 1977

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Madeline Kahn and Kevin Kline on stage in On the Twentieth Century, 1978

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Madeline Kahn and Kevin Kline on stage in On the Twentieth Century, 1978