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24th Mar '14 6:58:31 AM Prfnoff
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->Let's face it! Everything below the waist... is ''kaput!''
-->-- ''Film/BlazingSaddles''

Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 -- December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.

She has stated that her favorite actors to work with were GeneWilder and SteveMartin.

!!Has Appeared In:
* ''JudyBerlin''
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''
* ''{{Cosby}}''
* ''London Suite''
* ''Nixon''
* ''MixedNuts''
* ''BetsysWedding''
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* ''MyLittlePony: TheMovie''
* ''Film/{{Clue}}''
* ''CityHeat''
* ''Oh Madeline,'' her own spin-off series.
* ''{{Yellowbeard}}''
* ''Slapstick (Of Another Kind)''
* ''Happy Birthday, Gemini''
* ''WhollyMoses''
* ''TheMuppetMovie''
* ''TheCheapDetective''
* ''Film/HighAnxiety''
* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother''
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove''
* ''YoungFrankenstein''
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''
* ''PaperMoon''
* ''WhatsUpDoc''
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!!Tropes associated with her, or that have been seen in her work:
* AscendedFanboy: She got to work with her own idol, Creator/LucilleBall, when she was originally cast as Agnes Gooch in the film version of ''Mame''. But something got her fired, or else she quit (no one seems to agree why she left production), which basically subverts this.
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: When she's not playing a FemmeFatale, she's more than likely playing one of these.
* TheCastShowoff: Find a movie she's been in after ''YoungFrankenstein'' that people actually know about, where she ''doesn't'' find an excuse to sing.
* {{Determinator}}: She worked on ''Cosby'', the spinoff of ''TheCosbyShow'', while undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
* FemmeFatale: HELL yeah.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Her voice is hard to mistake.
* TheIngenue: She once played [[{{Candide}} Cunegonde]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yifsLY6j6tQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player Listen for yourself.]]
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Two famous ones: one in ''YoungFrankenstein'' (where she breaks into song) and one in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' ("It's twue, it's twue!")
* LargeHam: She very rarely plays a straight female lead.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[Creator/MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: She didn't age much considering the thirty or so years she was in the business.
* OneSceneWonder: In a sense. Her most famous work ironically didn't give her much screen time (in ''YoungFrankenstein'', for instance, she only had about fifteen minutes onscreen).
* PlayingAgainstType: She's partially famous for playing loud and confident characters, but Creator/MelBrooks has stated that she was actually pretty shy in real life.
* PrettyInMink: When playing a {{Socialite}}, she more often than not wore a fur.
* ProductionPosse: She was part of Creator/MelBrooks's posse.
* SanitySlippageSong: She's covered [[{{Company}} Getting Married Today.]]
* LoveItOrHateIt: Some of her films are definitely an acquired taste.
* ThrowItIn: As well as her "[[Film/{{Clue}} Flames on the side of my face]]" monologue, [[NaughtyMarietta "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life"]] was her choice of song when her character in ''YoungFrankenstein'' is raped. (Creator/MelBrooks originally wanted her to sing something different, and she didn't warn him about the aforementioned song.)
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->Let's face it! Everything below the waist... is ''kaput!''
-->-- ''Film/BlazingSaddles''

Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 -- December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.

She has stated that her favorite actors to work with were GeneWilder and SteveMartin.

!!Has Appeared In:
* ''JudyBerlin''
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''
* ''{{Cosby}}''
* ''London Suite''
* ''Nixon''
* ''MixedNuts''
* ''BetsysWedding''
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* ''MyLittlePony: TheMovie''
* ''Film/{{Clue}}''
* ''CityHeat''
* ''Oh Madeline,'' her own spin-off series.
* ''{{Yellowbeard}}''
* ''Slapstick (Of Another Kind)''
* ''Happy Birthday, Gemini''
* ''WhollyMoses''
* ''TheMuppetMovie''
* ''TheCheapDetective''
* ''Film/HighAnxiety''
* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother''
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove''
* ''YoungFrankenstein''
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''
* ''PaperMoon''
* ''WhatsUpDoc''
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!!Tropes associated with her, or that have been seen in her work:
* AscendedFanboy: She got to work with her own idol, Creator/LucilleBall, when she was originally cast as Agnes Gooch in the film version of ''Mame''. But something got her fired, or else she quit (no one seems to agree why she left production), which basically subverts this.
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: When she's not playing a FemmeFatale, she's more than likely playing one of these.
* TheCastShowoff: Find a movie she's been in after ''YoungFrankenstein'' that people actually know about, where she ''doesn't'' find an excuse to sing.
* {{Determinator}}: She worked on ''Cosby'', the spinoff of ''TheCosbyShow'', while undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
* FemmeFatale: HELL yeah.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Her voice is hard to mistake.
* TheIngenue: She once played [[{{Candide}} Cunegonde]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yifsLY6j6tQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player Listen for yourself.]]
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Two famous ones: one in ''YoungFrankenstein'' (where she breaks into song) and one in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' ("It's twue, it's twue!")
* LargeHam: She very rarely plays a straight female lead.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[Creator/MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: She didn't age much considering the thirty or so years she was in the business.
* OneSceneWonder: In a sense. Her most famous work ironically didn't give her much screen time (in ''YoungFrankenstein'', for instance, she only had about fifteen minutes onscreen).
* PlayingAgainstType: She's partially famous for playing loud and confident characters, but Creator/MelBrooks has stated that she was actually pretty shy in real life.
* PrettyInMink: When playing a {{Socialite}}, she more often than not wore a fur.
* ProductionPosse: She was part of Creator/MelBrooks's posse.
* SanitySlippageSong: She's covered [[{{Company}} Getting Married Today.]]
* LoveItOrHateIt: Some of her films are definitely an acquired taste.
* ThrowItIn: As well as her "[[Film/{{Clue}} Flames on the side of my face]]" monologue, [[NaughtyMarietta "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life"]] was her choice of song when her character in ''YoungFrankenstein'' is raped. (Creator/MelBrooks originally wanted her to sing something different, and she didn't warn him about the aforementioned song.)
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3rd Jan '14 12:57:01 PM Premonition45
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Madeline Kahn (September 29 1942 -- December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.

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Madeline Kahn (September 29 29, 1942 -- December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.
16th Dec '13 9:39:55 PM Premonition45
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Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.

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Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) (September 29 1942 -- December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for her collaborations with Creator/MelBrooks. She's been nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one (for ''The Sisters Rosensweig''). She's also done voice work and collaborated repeatedly with GeneWilder, Cloris Leachman, and TheMuppets, among others, and was a proud member of Creator/MelBrooks's ProductionPosse.
3rd Nov '13 10:52:07 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: When playing a {{Socialite}}, she more often than not wore a fur.
6th Sep '13 12:56:54 PM Viira
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* AscendedFanboy: She got to work with her own idol, LucilleBall, when she was originally cast as Agnes Gooch in the film version of ''Mame''. But something got her fired, or else she quit (no one seems to agree why she left production), which basically subverts this.

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* AscendedFanboy: She got to work with her own idol, LucilleBall, Creator/LucilleBall, when she was originally cast as Agnes Gooch in the film version of ''Mame''. But something got her fired, or else she quit (no one seems to agree why she left production), which basically subverts this.
16th Dec '12 8:36:46 PM Maverick
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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''AnAmericanTail''.

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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''AnAmericanTail''.''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
30th Sep '12 1:39:25 AM Surenity
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* ''AnAmericanTail''

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* ''AnAmericanTail''''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
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* ''HighAnxiety''

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* ''HighAnxiety''''Film/HighAnxiety''
25th Jun '12 3:38:17 PM LordGro
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[MarleneDietrich [[Creator/MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].
22nd Jun '12 7:16:20 AM FELH2
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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''AnAmericanTail''.

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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Her characters in ''BlazingSaddles'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', ''YoungFrankenstein'' and ''AnAmericanTail''.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Two famous ones: one in ''YoungFrankenstein'' (where she breaks into song) and one in ''BlazingSaddles'' ("It's twue, it's twue!")

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Two famous ones: one in ''YoungFrankenstein'' (where she breaks into song) and one in ''BlazingSaddles'' ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' ("It's twue, it's twue!")



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Creator/MelBrooks made her uncomfortable at her audition for ''BlazingSaddles'' ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' [[DirtyOldMan when he asked her to lift up her skirt]]. He actually just wanted to make sure she had [[MarleneDietrich the right legs for the part]].
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