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Madeline Gail Wolfson
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Madeline Kahn Fast Facts:
Began singing and acting when she attended boarding school as a child.
Earned a drama scholarship to Hofstra University, participated in an opera workshop while there, and graduated with a speech-therapy degree in 1964.
Worked briefly as a schoolteacher.
Made her feature-film debut as high-strung Eunice Burns in the 1972 screwball comedy
What's Up, Doc?
Worked several times with director Mel Brooks, including on
Received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Boston Conservatory.
Married longtime companion John Hansbury in October 1999; died at the age of 57 from ovarian cancer less than two months later.
Madeline Kahn Relationships:
Paula Kahn - Mother
Jeffrey Kahn - Half Brother
Bernard Wolfson - Father
Robyn Wolfson - Half Sister
John Hansbury - Husband
Madeline Kahn Awards:
1973 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1974 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1978 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
1974 Tony: Actress (Dramatic) - Nominee
1989 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1973 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1993 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (1964)
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