Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dolores and Madeline...Wowsers

 Dolores Grey,
born Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein in 1924,
was "discovered" by Rudy Vallee, 
who found her a spot on his radio show.
An MGM contract followed, where she did 
It's Always Fair Weather
and Kismet (below).

 Love this shot from "the wings" of The Opposite Sex...1956:
June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller,
Joan Blondell, Agnes Morehead, and Barbara Jo Allen.

 Dolores also did Broadway...
Above with Andy Griffith in Destry Rides Again.
A revue with Bert Lahr called Two On The Aisle
Follies, 42nd Street, and 
Carnival At Flanders for which Dolores won a Tony.

 With Gregory Peck in Designing Women, 1957.

 Pink poodles, pink hair...and a pink-ish car!

 Madeline Kahn,
born Madeline Gail Wolfson in 1942,
was born in Boston, raised in New York City,
and began her performing career singing opera arias.
A role in the chorus of a Kiss Me Kate revival, and
Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1968
followed soon after her graduation from Hofstra University.
Above, Madeline with George Coe and Dean Dittman
in On The Twentieth Century, singing "Never".
Below, other career highlights!

 High Anxiety with Mel Brooks

 Blazing Saddles

 Neil Simon's Cheap Detective, 1978,
with Louise Fletcher, Stockard Channing, Eileen Brennan, Ann-Margret, Marsha Mason, Peter Falk, and MORE! 

 With Ed Asner in a revival of Born Yesterday...1989

 Clue, in which Madeline played Mrs. White,
with Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Michael McKean,Tim Curry, 
Christopher Lloyd, and Eileen Brennan. 

 Young Frankenstein...1974
couldn't resist this photo with 
Madeline, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Teri Garr,
Kenneth Mars and Marty Feldman.

 Madeline passed away in 1999,
at the age of 57.
Way too early...

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