Lili Von Shtupp: Hello, handsome, is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show?
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Madeline was wonderful. And I knew she was. And I knew that the problems that they had were problems that you just have with talents like Madeline. She’s a very sensitive and shy kind of person, and… I didn’t think that they had handled her right… They didn’t treat her like the star that she deserved to be treated like. That’s what I think…
I never recovered, quite, from the loss of Madeline. I mean, Judy was wonderful, but Madeline had… the magic of Madeline Kahn. And it’s just too bad that more people didn’t get a chance to see it.”
My name is Jenny Hill and I’m simultaneously funny and sad.
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1976)
Happy 87th Birthday Mel Brooks! (June 28, 1926)
He understands me somehow and he loves me somehow. And allows me to be myself to a greater degree more than other people do. I feel very liberated around him. He accepts my raunchier humor.
When I was growing up and thinking about acting the thing was if you could disguise yourself completely that was wonderful. Laurence Olivier being the prime example. The further away from yourself you could get, the greater job you were doing.
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)
Madeline Kahn in a production of Lil’ Abner at Hofstra, 1960