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Madeline Kahn : being the music - a life / William V. Madison.

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Dorchester - Summerville Branch B KAHN MAD (Text) 30018005029240 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781617037610
  • ISBN: 1617037613
  • Physical Description: vii, 343 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- 1942-69 -- The 1970s -- The 1980s -- The 1990s -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
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 paramount importance of music in Kahn's life.
Subject: Kahn, Madeline.
Actors > United States > Biography.
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William V. Madison is a former producer at CBS News and a former associate editor of Opera News; he was the lone production assistant on the Broadway musical Rags in 1986. A graduate of Brown University and of Columbia's School of Creative Writing, he is a native Texan.


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