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"Let's face it! Everything below the waist... is kaput!"
— as Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles
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Madeline Gail Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an actress and comedienne who is best known for being a proud member of Mel Brooks's Production Posse. She was nominated for several Oscar and Tony awards, but only won one of the latter (for The Sisters Rosensweig). She also did voice work and collaborated repeatedly with Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, and The Muppets, among others. She was also a talented singer who appeared in several stage musicals and operas.

She once stated that her favorite actors to work with were Wilder and Steve Martin.

She passed away at age 57 from ovarian cancer.


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