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Madeline Kahn

Data de nascimento: 29. Setembro 1942
Data de falecimento: 3. Dezembro 1999


Madeline Kahn foi uma atriz de cinema, televisão e teatro estado-unidense indicada para o Óscar e destacada por seu talento em comédias. Faleceu em 3 de dezembro de 1999, vítima de um câncer no ovário. O diretor Mel Brooks – que a dirigiu em quatro filmes – disse dela: "Ela é uma das mais talentosas pessoas que já viveram" [carece de fontes?].

Citações Madeline Kahn

„She is one of the most talented people that ever lived. I mean, either in stand-up comedy, or acting, or whatever you want, you can't beat Madeline Kahn.“

—  Madeline Kahn
Mel Brooks, reported in Tom Vallance, (December 6, 1999) "Obituary: Madeline Kahn", The Independent

„What's wrong with musicals now is all the gifted men who've died of AIDS— who would otherwise be here today creating great theater.“

—  Madeline Kahn
Reported in Boze Hadleigh, (2007) Broadway Babylon: Glamour, Glitz, and Gossip on the Great White Way, Back Stage Books, , p. 95.


„Laughter is a strange response. I mean, what is it? It's a spasm of some kind! Is that always joy? It's very often discomfort. It's some sort of explosive reaction. It's very complex.“

—  Madeline Kahn
1989 interview. Reported in William H. Honan, The New York Times (December 4, 1999) "Madeline Kahn: Funny Actress in 'Blazing Saddles'", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. A-11

„I can't even really tell a joke. I find being funny very hard work. I am always asked about it and I feel guilty saying that, but it's the truth. I love my work but it ain't easy.“

—  Madeline Kahn
Michael Specter, (April 8, 1993) "At Home With: Madeline Kahn; Funny? Yes, but Someone's Got to Be", The New York Times, The New York Times Company

„Me, as myself, I don't think I'm particularly funny. But I've noticed that people in my life always have found me amusing. Which, when I was little, really bothered me.“

—  Madeline Kahn
Joe Brown, (October 26, 1988) "Madeline Kahn, on The Road Back to Broadway; At the National Theatre, Remaking Billie Dawn for A New 'Born Yesterday'", The Washington Post, The Washington Post Company

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