Carol Kane

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Carolyn Laurie Kane
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/18/1952, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Carol Kane Fast Facts:
  • Lived with her family in Paris for a year and learned to speak fluent French.
  • Began her theater career in 1966 in the off-Broadway and national touring-company productions of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
  • Debuted on Broadway in a 1972 production of Ring Around the Bath Tub.
  • Studied Yiddish in order to land the role of Gitl in Joan Micklin Silver's drama Hester Street (1975).
  • Best-known for playing Simka Gravas, the wife of Andy Kaufman's Latka, on Taxi.
  • Began a stint as Madame Morrible in the Broadway musical Wicked in early 2006.
  • In 2011, appeared alongside Ellen Burstyn in the West End production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.
  • Carol Kane Relationships:
  • Michael Kane - Father
  • Anina - Sister
  • Joy Kane - Mother
  • Carol Kane Awards:
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Winner

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