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Born: June 18, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, theatre usher

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Pixie-like in both frame and voice, Oscar-nominated actress Carol Kane's offbeat turns in films like "Hester Street" (1975), "Annie Hall" (1977), "Addams Family Values" (1993) and the series "Taxi" (ABC/NBC, 1978-1983) made her an endearing go-to actress for quirky parts in film and on television. Though her helium-high voice and talent for accents made her a natural for comedy - most notably as Andy Kaufman's equally unintelligible wife on "Taxi," which earned her two Emmys - she could be an intense presence in dramas like "Carnal Knowledge" (1970), "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) and "Trees Lounge" (1996). Still, it was the roles with a tinge of fantasy, like her Madame Morrible in the musical "Wicked," that had the most resonance for audiences, and she happily obliged in a wide variety of projects that made use of her unique talents.

Pixie-like in both frame and voice, Oscar-nominated actress Carol Kane's offbeat turns in films like "Hester Street" (1975), "Annie Hall" (1977), "Addams Family Values" (1993) and the series "Taxi" (ABC/NBC, 1978-1983) made her an endearing go-to actress for quirky parts in film and on television. Though her helium-high voice and talent for accents made her a natural for comedy - most notably as Andy Kaufman's equally unintelligible wife on "Taxi," which earned her two Emmys - she could be an intense presence in dramas like "Carnal Knowledge" (1970), "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) and "Trees Lounge" (1996). Still, it was the roles with a tinge of fantasy, like her Madame Morrible in the musical "Wicked," that had the most resonance for audiences, and she happily obliged in a wide variety of projects that made use of her unique talents.

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 Clutter (2013)
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 Key Man, The (2011)
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1966:
Professional theatre debut in the off-Broadway and national touring company productions of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
1972:
Broadway debut, "Ring 'round the Bath Tub"
1971:
Film debut, "Carnal Knowledge"
1975:
First starring film role, "Hester Street"; received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1975:
Cast in "Dog Day Afternoon," based on the true story of Sonny Wortzik(Al Pacino) who robbed a bank in the summer of 1972
1977:
Co-starred with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in the comedy "Annie Hall," also written and directed by Allen
1981:
Began recurring guest-starring role as Simka Gravis on hit TV sitcom, "Taxi"; won Emmy for the part
1986:
Cast as regular on the NBC sitcom "All Is Forgiven"
1986:
Cast in the Comedy "Jumping Jack Flash," which starred Whoppi Goldberg
1988:
Cast as the Ghost of Christmas Present, opposite Bill Murry in "Scrooged"
1990:
Starred as Lilian Abernathy on TV sitcom, "American Dreamer"
1991:
Began recurring guest-starring role as Sylvia on the acclaimed TV drama, "Brooklyn Bridge"
1993:
Cast as Grandma in "Addams Family Values"
1994:
Provided character voice for animated series "Aladdin"
1996:
Returned to series TV co-starring in the CBS sitcom "Pearl"
1999:
Made cameo appearance in the film "Jawbreaker" playing a school guidance counselor
1999:
Had featured role in the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers"
2000:
Had supporting role in romantic comedy "The Shrink Is In" starring Courteney Cox and David Arquette
2002:
Landed role in FOX comedy series "The Grubbs"
2004:
Cast in the teen comedy "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"
2005:
Cast as Madame Morrible in the stage production of the Tony awarding winning musical "Wicked" at the Pantages theatre in Hollywood
2014:
Played recurring role of Gertrude Kapelput, Penguin's mother, in Fox's Batman spinoff, "Gotham"
2015:
Co-starred in Netflix series "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
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Education

Professional Children's School: New York , New York -

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