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Marty Feldman (1934–1982)


"I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died. This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934, in London, England. His parents were of Ukrainian Jewish heritage (from Kiev). He was the son of Cecilia (née Crook) and Myer... See full bio »

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(age 48) in Mexico City, Mexico

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2001 Comedy Masterclass (Video documentary) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 1983 Dom DeLuise and Friends (TV Series) (co-writer)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (additional material)
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Flannery and Quilt (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 It's Lulu (TV Series) (ballet - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (ballet)
 1971-1972 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Best of the Comedy Machine (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.14 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... (writer)
 1972 The Marty Feldman Show (TV Movie)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (from a story by - segment "Lust")
 1971 Marty Abroad (TV Short)
 1970 Marty Amok (TV Movie)
 1969 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 1963 - 1969) (script - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Making of Peregrine (1969) ... (writer)
- Tooth and Claw (1969) ... (writer)
- Judgement Day for Elijah Jones (1966) ... (writer)
- Memoirs of a Chaise Longue (1965) ... (writer)
- Here I Come Whoever I Am (1965) ... (writer)
  Marty (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.6 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... (writer)
 1969 David Frost Presents (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- How to Irritate People (1969) ... (additional material)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 According to Dora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Creature Comforts (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Horne A'Plenty (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 June 1968 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 28 episodes)
- Special: Frost Over Christmas (1967) ... (writer)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 At Last the 1948 Show (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... (additional material)
 1966 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (1966) ... (script)
 1966 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Roy Hudd (1966) ... (additional material)
 1965-1966 Barney Is My Darling (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Prodigal Son (1966) ... (writer)
- My Son! My Son! (1966) ... (writer)
- Weddings, Funerals and Christenings (1966) ... (writer)
- The Twenty Six Year Itch (1965) ... (writer)
- The 2000 Pounds a Year Man (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 The New London Palladium Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (script)
  Scott On... (TV Series) (1 episode, 1965) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Food (1965) ... (writer)
- Money (1965)
- Birds (1964) ... (writer)
 1965 The Walrus and the Carpenter (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Secret Life of Gascoigne Quilt (1965) ... (writer)
- The Quarrel (1965) ... (writer)
- Luther and the Golden Fleece (1965) ... (writer)
- Luther Flannery Revisited (1965) ... (writer)
- The Coffin They Carry You Off In (1965) ... (writer)
  Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series) (writer - 45 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (creator - 11 episodes, 1961 - 1963)
- Cupid in Paddington (1963) ... (writer)
- The Incredible Tattooed Bisley (1963) ... (writer)
- The Man with the Golden Guts (1963) ... (writer)
- The Toerag (1963) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Importance of Being Jumbo (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Colonel Trumper's Private War (TV Series)
  The Army Game (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Informer (1960) ... (written by)
- Emergency Hut 29 (1960) ... (writer)
- The Feud (1960) ... (writer)
- Bull by the Horn (1960) ... (writer)
 1958-1959 Educating Archie (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1959) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1959) ... (writer)
- The Man with the Golden Feet (1959) ... (writer)
- Brough and the Bald-Headed Bandit (1959) ... (writer)
- The Day We Fooled the Fuhrer (1959) ... (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Marty | Morris Marty and Mitch

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

To have an effect on the audience, that's the most enjoyable thing I think, you know? To convey a real emotion, to communicate something more than information. To be able to move an audience in some way; either to laughter or proverbially to tears. Days when you feel you've done it, when you've done a good scene, you know it. See more »

Trivia:

In his DVD commentary for Young Frankenstein (1974), director Mel Brooks provides a further explanation for Marty Feldman's early death. According to Brooks, who worked with him on Young Frankenstein and Silent Movie (1976), Feldman smoked about half a carton of cigarettes (four or five packs) a day as well as drank copious amounts of black coffee (the tannic acid in coffee, which can be partly ... See more »

Trademark:

Huge, bulging eyes

Star Sign:

Cancer

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