The first biography of the beloved Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, Madeline Kahn: Being the Music — A Life examines the career of a star who grew up in a non-observant family and went on to work frequently with Jewish writer – directors such as Mel Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich, and Gene Wilder. With a special focus on Madeline’s work in Wendy Wasserstein’s play The Sisters Rosensweig and Eric Mendelsohn’s film Judy Berlin, each of which explores Jewish cultural heritage, the book also examines subtler treatment of Jewish themes in Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety, among others.
Madeline Kahn: Being the Music: A Life
- From the Publisher
May 19, 2015
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