Madeline Kahn is one of my legends. I have to say she had never disappointed me. She past away in 1999 to ovarian cancer. I miss her. And, it sucks I won't get to see anything new with her in it. What comforts me is that I have these gems to go back to from time to time.
In this scene from "Paper Moon", Madeline plays the character of Trixie Delight. She works on the daughter of a man she is trying to hustle. You see the daughter is a little hustler herself and is trying to protect her daddy. This is how you own a scene when you have to play opposite an adorable talented child.
I crushed on her in "What's Up Doc" but then became devoted after seeing her in Blazing Saddles. Here is why.
Here's a clip from "Gemini." Thank you Madeline. You was one cool and crazy white lady. BTW, Rita Moreno makes an appearance. I'll sing her praises in another post.