Madeline Kahn

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Madeline Kahn
Birth name Madeline Gail Wolfson
Born September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died December 3, 1999 in New York, New York, USA from ovarian cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Oh Madeline Madeline Wayne 1983–1984 1
Mr. President Lois Gullickson 1987–1988 2
New York News Nan Chase 1995 1
Cosby Pauline Fox 1996–1999 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Adam's Rib Doris 1x05 - The Unwritten Law (1) October 12, 1973
Adam's Rib Doris 1x06 - The Unwritten Law (2) October 19, 1973
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host 1x19 - Madeline Kahn/Carly Simon May 8, 1976
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host 3x02 - Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal October 8, 1977
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host 21x09 - Madeline Kahn/Bush December 16, 1995


Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Wanted: The Perfect Guy Ellie Coleman October 1, 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming (1987)
ABC Afterschool Specials: Wanted: The Perfect Guy

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actress in a Play (1993)
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