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Madeline Kahn : being the music, a life

Author: William V Madison
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2015]
Series: Hollywood legends series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Kahn was one of the most popular comedians of her time, and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Madison examines Kahn's film career, including not only her triumphs with Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich, but also her overlooked performances, her work in television, and her New York theater experiences. Above all, Madison reveals the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Madison, Willliam V.
Madeline Kahn.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015
(DLC) 2014046321
Named Person: Madeline Kahn; Madeline Kahn; Madeline Kahn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William V Madison
ISBN: 9781617037610 1617037613 9781496809599 1496809599
OCLC Number: 893899249
Description: vii, 343 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1942-69 --
The 1970s --
The 1980s --
The 1990s --
Series Title: Hollywood legends series.
Responsibility: William V. Madison.


Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) was one of the most popular comedians of her time - and one of the least  Read more...


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When I started out in New York, in the late 60's, one of my earliest friends and fellow performers at Upstairs at the Downstairs was the inimitable Madeline Kahn. As young and struggling artists, we Read more...

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