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Madeline Kahn: The untold story of a comic genius

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She could act and sing and make people laugh. She had an unmistakable voice and on-stage style. She was gone too early but entertainers the world over – and millions of fans – will always remember Madeline Kahn for her timeless contributions. Is it possible to think of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein without smiling? In a new biography, Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life by William V. Madison (University Press of Mississippi, May 2015), the life of a comic genius comes into the spotlight. There’s a lot you might not know; for instance, did you realize that Kahn remained uncertain of her ability throughout her life? She would wonder why people were laughing; she often thought they were laughing at her rather than…

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