Madeline Kahn Dies

Actress loses ovarian cancer battle

by Willow Green |
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Actress Madeline Kahn has died from ovarian cancer at the age of 57. Best remembered for her comedic performances in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and Peter Bogdanovich's 1972 flick What's Up Doc?, Kahn has bee battling the disease for the last year before finally succumbing last week at a New York Hospital.

Boston-born Kahn was twice nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her roles as Trixie in Paper moon and Lili Von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles and in 1993 won a Tony award for her portray of Gorgeous Teitelbaum in The Sisters Rosensweig. She is survived by her husband John Hansbury who told the press: "Madeline was a performer of brilliance and a loyal and trusted friend to everyone she encountered. While we mourn her passing, we celebrate a full and wonderful life." Madeline Kahn 1942-1999

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