Madeline Kahn

1942 - 1999

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Madeline Gail Kahn (née Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award–nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974). Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968, and received Tony Award nominations for the play In the Boom Boom Room in 1974 and for the original production of the musical On the Twentieth Century in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madeline Kahn has received more than 4,537,461 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Madeline Kahn is the 3,480th most popular actor (up from 3,494th in 2019), the 5,518th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,515th in 2019) and the 1,717th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Madeline Kahn ranks 3,480 out of 10,030Before her are Mia Wasikowska, Francesca Neri, Tim Pigott-Smith, Frank Marshall, Mark Salling, and Marilyn Burns. After her are Madhuri Dixit, Jack Coleman, Claire Foy, Jeremy Northam, Sasha Alexander, and Gustav Knuth.

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Among people born in 1942, Madeline Kahn ranks 343Before her are Tammy Wynette, Tariq al-Hashimi, Vyacheslav Zudov, Nobby Stiles, Paco Peña, and Al Jardine. After her are Pedro Morales, Eric Shinseki, Marty Balin, Ariel Dorfman, Wayne Newton, and Brandon Carter. Among people deceased in 1999, Madeline Kahn ranks 156Before her are Josefina Pla, Faith Domergue, Einar Englund, Charles Crichton, Rafael Iglesias, and Henry Carlsson. After her are João Cabral de Melo Neto, Frank Lubin, Lester Bowie, David A. Huffman, Galina Bystrova, and Charlie Byrd.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Madeline Kahn ranks 5,518 out of 15,968Before her are John O'Hara (1905), Frank Marshall (1946), Mark Salling (1982), Sarah Childress Polk (1803), Aaron Norris (1951), and Marilyn Burns (1949). After her are Jack Coleman (1958), Nas (1973), Sasha Alexander (1973), Frederick Russell Burnham (1861), Alan Shugart (1930), and Loretta Devine (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Madeline Kahn ranks 1,717Before her are Clint Walker (1927), Shailene Woodley (1991), Bob Crane (1928), Frank Marshall (1946), Mark Salling (1982), and Marilyn Burns (1949). After her are Jack Coleman (1958), Sasha Alexander (1973), Loretta Devine (1949), Marion Lorne (1883), Wendell Corey (1914), and Anne Haney (1934).

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