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Creator / Marty Feldman

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Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 2 December 1982) was a Fish-eyed British comedian and actor, best remembered now as Igor from Young Frankenstein. Often worked with Mel Brooks. He had previously worked as a scriptwriter on several radio and TV shows before being persuaded to appear on At Last the 1948 Show. No, he's not related to Corey Feldman.

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Recurring tropes:

  • Disability Superpower: Suffered from Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder with a variety of effects, including the googly-eyes he used to great comedic effect.
  • Fish Eyes: A side effect of his Graves Disease; he put this to good use with several of his characters, especially Igor from Young Frankenstein.
  • The Igor: He played this precise role in Young Frankenstein.
  • Keeping the Handicap: He attributed his appearance, notably his Fish Eyes, to his success and stated:
    "If I aspired to be Robert Redford, I'd have my eyes straightened and my nose fixed and end up like every other lousy actor, with two lines on Kojak. But this way I'm a novelty."