Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn

actress, soundtrack

Madeline Kahn was born on Sep 29, 1942 in USA. Madeline Kahn's big-screen debut came with De Düva: The Dove directed by George Coe in 1968. Madeline Kahn is known for A Bug's Life directed by John Lasseter, David Foley stars as Flik and Kevin Spacey as Hopper. Madeline Kahn has got 3 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Madeline Kahn achieved is Daytime Emmy Awards. The upcoming new movie Madeline Kahn plays is Judy Berlin which will be released on Oct 06, 1999.

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson of Russian Jewish descent on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda Goldberg (later known as Paula Kahn), who was still in her teens, and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions, ultimately earning a doctorate in her chosen field.Kahn's best-known work came in La barbe à papa (1973) with Ryan O'Neal, which was followed the next year by Mel Brooks's outrageous Le shérif est en prison (1974) as Lili Von Shtupp, a cabaret singer who was obviously based on Marlene Dietrich's performance in Femme ou démon (1939). Kahn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in both movies. In 1998, she lent her voice to the character of "Gypsy" in 1001 pattes (1998).On December 3, 1999, Madeline Kahn died of ovarian cancer in New York City, after a yearlong or so battle, during part of which time she was a cast member of Cosby (1996), aged 57.

  • Birthday

    Sep 29, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

Known For


3 wins & 13 nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming
Winner - Daytime Emmy
People's Choice Awards, USA
Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program
Winner - People's Choice Award
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