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Kahn, Madeline Gail

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Born: 1942 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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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.

 

 

 


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