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Kahn, Madeline Gail

Born: 1942 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1942 – Madeline Kahn was born 29th of September in Boston, Massachusetts.

1948-1952 – Kahn was sent to a progressive boarding school in Pennsylvania.

1960 – Graduated from the Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, New York, where she earned a drama scholarship to Hofstra University.

1964 – Graduated in Hofstra University with a degree in speech therapy.

Made her stage debut as a chorus girl in a revival of Kiss Me, Kate, which led her to join the Actors’ Equity.

1967 – Appeared in the Broadway show her role as "Miss Whipple" in the original production of Promises, Promises.

1968 – Earned her first break on Broadway with New Faces.

         – Performed her first professional lead in a special concert performance of the operetta Candide in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 50th birthday.

1969 – Appeared off-Broadway in the revue Promenade.

1970 – Performed in the Broadway musicals in the: a featured role in Richard Rodgers’ 1970 Noah’s Ark-themed show Two by Two (her silly waltz "The Golden Ram," capped by a high C, can be heard on the show’s cast album).

1978 – Played a leading lady turn as Lily Garland On the Twentieth Century.

1983 – Starred in her own short-lived TV sitcom, Oh Madeline.

1989 – Returned to the stage, first in Judy Holliday’s role in a revival of Born Yesterday.

1993 – Played as "Dr. Gorgeous" in Wendy Wasserstein’s play The Sisters Rosensweig, a role that garnered

her a Tony Award.

1999 – On 3rd of December Kahn died because of ovarian cancer.